History of Cheerleading

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Old Cheerleading and History of Cheerleading

Cheerleading has been around for over 40 yrs. The first cheerleading team was called "Yell Leaders". Back in the old days the Cheerleaders where in a "Pep Squad". Cheerleading competitions started in the 1960s. Cheerleading started to come on television in 1978. A man named Lawrence Herkimer invented the Herkie in the 1950s.

Is Cheerleading a sport ?

Cheerleaders are athletes that train hard year around.Cheerleaders go to cheer camps to improve there cheer skills. In cheer you do tumbling,tossing,"flying" and stunting. I have to say cheer is a sport because they of competitions which is kind of like games and they train for the "game"( A.K.A. competitions).

Its a Cheerleading thing

Girls that are in Cheer get hurt occasionally . That is why it is important to have a male on the team so they can lift and catch the cheerleaders up and down . A cheer team in Kentucky has the most famous cheerleaders in the nation . The most important thing of cheerleading is the SPRIT of the cheerleaders .

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