Cheerleading is a very much popular sports worldwide these days. It acts as a catalyst for several games and sports. The charm of National Football League and National Baseball Championships are incomplete without the outstanding performances of popular cheerleading squads. Cheerleading is an added attraction for these games that is full of fun, style, stunts and attraction for spectators.
However it’s a matter of debate that whether Cheerleading is sport or not? Many athletes disagree with the fact that “Cheerleading is a Sport.” However there is no doubt about the reasons behind Cheerleading called a game. Like all other sports cheerleading also required definite set of skills to perform as a cheerleader. Every cheerleader has to go through rigorous training sessions, lots of practice for performances. The process of being a cheerleader is similar of being an athlete or sportsperson. The level of fitness required to perform in cheerleading championships are stricter than any other type of sports.
So there is no contradiction over cheerleading being a sport. The dedication and spirit of cheerleaders is enough to encourage the people’s enthusiasm level. No matter cheerleaders are performing in any cheerleading championships or any matches in National Football League, Baseball championships, or inter school, college or university tournaments. Their primary motive is to perform their dance, actions and stunts in the best possible manner in front of their visitors. If performing in any other sports every cheerleader tries his/her best to encourage the spirits of players and to give their best in sports, at the same time they entertain spectators in the stadium/ground.
One more thing that makes Cheerleaders like other athletes or sports person are their uniform. In every games or sports players follow a specific dress code. Similarly cheerleaders also maintain an attractive uniform code. Their uniforms are one the main attractions in the game of cheerleading. Several cheerleading teams of world fame are known for their attractive costumes and other cheerleading accessories. A perfect and complete cheerleading costume consist of skirts and tops in vibrant colors and unique designs, attractive and designer cheer bows, comfortable sports shoes specially designed to give maximum support to cheerleaders during their performances.
So without any doubt we can claim that Cheerleading is a full-fledged sport in itself. It has all the shades required for any games or sports.