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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Is figure skating a sport?
    Hmmm... by my standards, I'd have to say "no". It's sole source of competition is the subjective will of judges deciding who did a better job rather than an actual goal to achieve, right? Hence, no.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Acrobatics is a sport, cheerleading isn't a sport. However, acrobatics plays a part in cheerleading.
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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    It depends on how its judged. It takes effort, organization and coordination from a team. Team sparring and team forms are part of Tae Kwon Do competitions, so why not cheerleading?

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Is figure skating a sport?
    no its an artistic discipline as well-same as ballet.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    It depends on how its judged. It takes effort, organization and coordination from a team. Team sparring and team forms are part of Tae Kwon Do competitions, so why not cheerleading?
    tae kwan do sparring is clearly a sport. Kata is a discipline.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    It requires discipline for point sparring technique to be acquired. Kata's are more disipline heavy, yes. But still considered part of the 'sport' of TKD. My point is how its judged. The katas are still sport and cheerleading could be judged, and are frankly not too philosophically different from Katas. I dont se how they judged cheerleading to not be a sport. I have a philosophical disagreement with that.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Hmmm... by my standards, I'd have to say "no". It's sole source of competition is the subjective will of judges deciding who did a better job rather than an actual goal to achieve, right? Hence, no.
    As I would view it, doing a "better job" IS the "actual goal to achieve".

    In figure skating, acrobatics, gymnastics (same?), competitive cheerleading, etc.

    The judges are the referees/arbiters/umpires of the successful landing of the respective sport's version of a goal/basket/shot/run/score/whatever. By accomplishing various tasks/activates, etc., to the satisfaction of the judges the athletes “score”.

    Now, I would say that the things I mentioned already are less of a "full sport", if you will, than, say, football...

    But still, I consider them a sport.
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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    I say it is cuz Dubya did it.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    It requires discipline for point sparring technique to be acquired. Kata's are more disipline heavy, yes. But still considered part of the 'sport' of TKD. My point is how its judged. The katas are still sport and cheerleading could be judged, and are frankly not too philosophically different from Katas. I dont se how they judged cheerleading to not be a sport. I have a philosophical disagreement with that.
    do you understand the difference between a "sport" and "discpline" Many coaches do including Mr. Kisik Lee, current US olympic archery coach who notes archery is a discipline. Its a martial art he correctly notes but a discipline like the KATA while the TKD in the Olympics is a pure sport as is boxing.



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    To me, a sport involves competition beyond, "Ours are cuter than yours." Is there competitive cheerleading? Is there a yearly schedule of cheerleading competitions? The answer is no. Therefore, it is not a sport to me.

    What matters, though, is Title IX's definition of a sport. The Dept of Education hasn't ruled on this since 1975. We haven't seen the last of the case, I'm guessin'.
    One can tell you have no experience with cheerleaders!!!

    Um...yeah...there are competitions and it can be beyond brutal. Tremendous athletic ability as well.

    Golf and bowling BTW are games...they are not sports...

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