Kendall Cacich 5th Hour

When Did it Begin?

Cheerleading started in about 1887. At the beginning cheerleading started as an all boy sport now the sport is mainly girls. There is a lot of conflict about if it is a sport or not. I strongly believe it is. Cheerleading started as a school sport. Cheerleaders would try and get the crowd going and encourage the players.


There has been a large controversy if cheer is a sport or not. I think it is because it fits the definition which is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. Cheerleading takes a lot of effort and dedication. You cannot just show up to practices and expect to be perfect. You have to go home and practice everything: your motions, dances, stunts, tumbling, and facials.


Works Cited

"Cheerleading." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Oct. 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014. <http:/