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The Wall Street Journal Law blog says The Second Circuit US Court of Appealshas ruledthatcompetitivecheerleading isnt a sport Palazzolo Cheerleading is an activity that was recently described as a legitimate sport though People do not know that it is organized structured and competitive becoming more and more popular since the 1990sMany people in the sports world may disagree because of stereotypes and accusations Some people think it is just a sideline activityonly in existence for entertainmentIt is much more than just yelling at fans for attention One can argue that sideline cheering is not a sport and that is understandable but on the other hand competitive cheerleading is just as much a sport as football or basketball or baseball are It is a passion and a love to cheerleaders just like playing football is a love for football players Because a sport must be a physical activity it must be competitive and it must have rules and requirements cheerleading should be considered as a sport Also a sport requires safety regulations and awards which makes cheerleading just as much a sport as football is because competitive cheerleading contain all five of these elementsThe definition of a physical activity is any body movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure above resting level Caspersen This obviously proves that cheerleading checks off the first point out of the five requirements of a sport Cheerleading meets this definition because it is a combination of tumbling stunting dance and jumps Also it involves stretching and conditioning just like any other sport During a regular practice cheerleaders begin with stretching Then jumps are practiced multiple times Some examples of jumps done are toe touches double toe touches right hurdlers left hurdlers pike jumps etc They are done over and over againThen if they are not correct they are done again until they are done perfectly Then comes tumbling and stunting again being performed until hit correctlyThere are many
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