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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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.

    Since you're so smart please define "sport". Its not like theyre having to seriously judge whether cheerleading is one or not.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Since you're so smart please define "sport". Its not like theyre having to seriously judge whether cheerleading is one or not.
    Also I dont give a crap who kisik lee is.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Since you're so smart please define "sport". Its not like theyre having to seriously judge whether cheerleading is one or not.
    sport as defined by many coaches I have dealt with-(of both disciplines like archery or sports such as table tennis and my old coach, Lee, Dal Joon) involves having to deal with and countering the actions of an opponent. Dodging a punch from a boxer, returning the serve of a tennis player, blocking the blitz of a defensive back, avoiding the slide tackle of a sweeper in soccer, returning the loop drive of a table tennis player, countering a leg shot by a wrestler, blocking a jump shot of a power forward, or fielding a screaming line drive of a hitter are all example of why those competitions are sport.

    disciplines, shooting an arrow, throwing a javelin, clearing a high jump, putting a golf ball, dismounting a pommel horse, doing the Iron Cross on the rings, diving, trampoline, shooting a free pistol, perform a triple axel for example



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Also I dont give a crap who kisik lee is.
    for a college student you sure seem to eschew learning. He coached Simon Fairweather to an olympic gold medal among other things

    how about you? do you have a varsity letter?



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    for a college student you sure seem to eschew learning. He coached Simon Fairweather to an olympic gold medal among other things

    how about you? do you have a varsity letter?
    I did but Pat Sajak made me pay for it since it was a vowel...

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    I did but Pat Sajak made me pay for it since it was a vowel...
    droll that is



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    for a college student you sure seem to eschew learning. He coached Simon Fairweather to an olympic gold medal among other things

    how about you? do you have a varsity letter?
    Junior Olympics 200 3rd place in forms and sparring in my weight division in the country. Regional qualified at least 3-4 times to go to nationals but master wasn't around to train me for those other ones. Trained by iranian national team members in fairfax, VA as a kid. Trained with the TKD ITF world champ of some year from kyrgizstan while in Kazakhstan. Havent been active in a couple years cept for some brasilian jiu jitsu and mauy thai for a couple months at a time on and off.

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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Junior Olympics 200 3rd place in forms and sparring in my weight division in the country. Regional qualified at least 3-4 times to go to nationals but master wasn't around to train me for those other ones. Trained by iranian national team members in fairfax, VA as a kid. Trained with the TKD ITF world champ of some year from kyrgizstan while in Kazakhstan. Havent been active in a couple years cept for some brasilian jiu jitsu and mauy thai for a couple months at a time on and off.
    not bad-I won the inaugural Junior olympics in an ISU shooting discipline many many years ago-

    now lets go back to the issue. my premise (and that of many leading coaches-I am master level coach in one discipline, and certified in two sports) is that competitions that involve reacting to and anticipating an opponent while disciplines do not-for example, how I shoot a rifle is not affected objectively by how the guy 30 meters to my left is shooting. Yes, he might beat me if he scores better but he cannot prevent me from shooting a ten, nor can i block his rifle shot



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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Knowing a few now grown women who were cheerleaders in their younger years, I'd say the majority of cheerleaders are without a question athletes but cheerleading is not a sport. My wife's sister was as close as you can get to being a pro in cheerleading. Her body is pretty solidly built and she could outrun most guys that I personally know. Regardless though she herself has said that it's not a sport. I saw someone saying cheerleading is about looking cute but they have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. How many backflips can you do? How much weight can you lift? These are all things cheerleaders work on. It's not just about looking cute and screaming really loud.
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    Re: Is cheerleading a sport?

    Competitive cheerleading is definately a sport that required more athletic ability than some sports out there like bowling and arguably baseball...
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