Athletes Have The Ability To Choose Which Sport They Would

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Athletes have the ability to choose which sport they would like to participate in and there are many to select from. Some decide to do football, others do baseball, and some actually choose to join cheerleading. Each of these sports require similar skills such as strength and endurance, which is why many cheerleaders get angry whenever they hear people say “cheerleading is not a sport”. According to author Lauren Rubin, who wrote the article, “Cheerleading Is A Sport” she states
A sport, according to the Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors, is a ‘physical activity [competition] against/with an opponent, governed by rules and conditions under which a winner is declared, and primary purpose of the competition is a comparison of …show more content…

Every team member must use all their power and strength in them, in particular, during a competition because if they drop their flyer, then multiple points will be deducted. While the bases are holding up their flyer, she will have to do her part, and use her core strength so she does not fall either. But, if or when the flyer does fall, under any circumstances, the bases cannot let her hit the ground, that is the worst that could happen; since this could result in a serious injury. Physical strength is not the only skill that cheerleaders need, cheerleading also requires endurance.
Another main element in cheerleading is endurance. Cheerleading is the only sport that is all year long. In Neill’s article, she states that “The tumbling, dancing, stunts, and jumps that comprise a typical routine require stamina, endurance and lots of practice.” Although some say cheerleaders are there to help cheer on the crowd, there is much more to it. As Lauren Rubin states in her essay “We work harder than most sports, hours upon hours of practice all year is what it takes for a team to win first place at the NCA national competition.” An average practice cheerleading session is about three to four hours long with no breaks except to drink water. Coaches also encourage cheerleaders to make and keep a steady exercising schedule on and off of the cheerleading season so that the athletes do not fall behind on their cheers

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