Because of the physical demand, skill set needed, and the rules set to tumble, stunt, and jump, competitive cheerleading should be considered an official sport. Yet cheerleading has rules, guidelines, training, and many other things other sports also include. It also is definitely a physical and contact sport which has caused countless injuries throughout the years of the sports existance. But, most people only know cheerleading as sideline (school) cheerleading and have not had a glimpse into the world of competitive (All Star) cheerleading.
Women have been playing basketball for years, but it wasn’t official until April 24, 1996. Women’s basketball announced “We Got Next” as the NBA Board of Governors approved
My family was born to play basketball, both of my brothers had the size and athleticism to play professionally, and my dad towered over others standing at 6’6”. At a young age I was expected to follow in their footsteps. However, I did not have the size that the rest of my family did, and struggled to compete due to my small stature. In the seventh grade I tried out for my middle school basketball team and was promptly told I wasn’t good enough to play. I came home crying feeling that I disappointed my family. The next year, during the eighth grade try-outs, the coach said the same thing and broke my heart for the second year in a row. Dissatisfied with these results, I promised that I would make a change before entering high school.
WNBA Goes Overseas Background “We Got Next”. This phrase is most commonly used around the asphalt when vying to play the next game of pick up basketball. Founded on April 24, 1996, the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a Women’s National Basketball Association. The Women’s National Basketball Association
basket ball, Then in second grade I started soccer and played for 3 years, then I started karate and I'm a orange belt and 2 stripes, then Now not only do I play instruments but I also play sports. When I was in first grade I played basket ball and
The Women’s National Basketball Association, more commonly known as the WNBA, is a professional basketball league consisting of 12 teams spanning across the United States. The league was founded in 1996 but didn’t officially kick off until 1997. While it’s not the first major women’s professional basketball league in the United States, the WNBA is the only league that has received full backing from the National Basketball Association, more commonly, the NBA. Now in its 20th season under the direction of league president Lisa Borders, the regular season is played from June to September with the playoffs spanning through the remainder of September into the middle of October. Although they have the full backing from the NBA, there are still a few discrepancies between the two leagues. Even though WNBA games are not as exciting as NBA games, the players of the WNBA deserve equal pay because the team mindset makes the game more challenging, players continue to show their hard work in the offseason by playing overseas, and they inspire young girls by providing for charities as a result of their work.
Five Star Basketball Camp is a camp for basketball players that want to improve their skills and techniques on a high level of basketball such as the NBA better known as the National Basketball Association. The camp was found in 1966 and was the first specialized sports camp. Famous NBA players like Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Stephan Curry, Dwayne Wade, and many more attend this camp. Over 422 coaches that participated in the Five-Star camp have coached in the NBA or the NCAA. Not only the Five-Star camp is just for boys, it is also for girls that want to play basketball. The Five-Star camp has different location like California, New York, Texas, Florida, and many more locations for players that will put them on the court for
In 2010, the United States Secretary of Education Mr. Arne Duncan demanded that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) clean-up their act due to the declining graduation rate for athletes, particularly African-American males. According to the Harper’s study, at 50 of the most prominent colleges, on the average, African-American
By the end of 2008, 75 percent of National Basketball Association athletes were African American men. And, 65 percent of National Football League athletes were African American men. However, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League have far smaller percentages of men of African American heritage - 8.5% and 5% respectively. (Wikipedia) This difference in percentages can be partially explained by a self-fulfilling prophecy. As young black children grow up to see less representation in certain sports, they are less likely to joining those sports. Thus, the sports continue to have a small amount of diverse players which makes this lack of representation systematic in nature. In 1947, Jackie Robinson was the first modern black Major League Baseball player. White americans explained his sports
The Integration of African American Athletes into Professional Sports In today’s modern society, it’s quite hard to imagine watching professional sports without black athletes. Imagine NBA without Michael Jordan or LeBron James. However, in the older days, black athletes were not given an opportunity to compete in professional sports and were often segregated from the white athletes.
Where did you learn to play basketball, play defense and offense, or be part of a team? There’s a good chance it was at camp, right? We know that camp is not just a place for kids to spend a fun summer, but an excellent setting in which kids can learn life skills that they will rely on long after the camp experience has passed.
Giving children the chance to find their newest hobby or learn something about themselves is what I enjoy doing. For me this is possible with the Lady Savage Basketball Camp that my teammates and I run every year. Myself and others have the chance to become coaches to help little girls find more about themselves. I get to teach them the basics of basketball and show them how powerful this sport can make them. I am able to do this through example with how myself and my teammates carry themselves. We show the girls how strong we can be when we come together, and how smart we are independently. I try to point this out to them so they know that as a girl no one can stop you from being the best at anything. Maybe basketball won’t be something
Although men and women’s basketball are closer to being equal than softball and baseball, the leagues are still separate. America has a women’s league and a men’s league and never the two shall meet. A woman is not allowed in the NBA since she has the WNBA. The separation is strong, obvious, and seemingly permanent. Like basketball, they created softball to play indoors during the winter. The game earned the name softball and due to its easier properties was often “regarded as baseball’s stepchild” (Ring, p. 60). They passed the game down to women, as it seemed safe enough to limit the risk of injury. And so the separation began.
Personal Narrative- Girls Basketball Game Preparation Basketball seems to get into your blood. It is said by those who play, "You eat, you sleep and you play basketball." When I was a little girl all I wanted to be was a professional basketball player. I couldn't count how many times I pounded that dumb ball in our driveway until it was too dark to see, then I would play for hours more by the porch light. Now I realize that was only childish insanity. Back then they didn’t even have a girls’ profession basketball league in the states. However, that didn't stop me from walking away empty handed. One thing I learned was how to prepare oneself for life. Well, at least, how to prepare oneself for a game.
“Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court” – Kurtis Blow. My love for basketball started when I was very young, fifth grade to be exact. Growing up I always wanted to try out for my school’s basketball team. When I was young I use to always hear stories about my mom playing basketball throughout junior high and high school. Some of which made me want to play and do something that she loved to do. I eventually started loving the sport as much or even more than she did. This story goes way back to the fifth grade when I first tried out for the basketball team at my elementary school.