Is It Safe or Not?
Cheerleading and other Sports Injuries
-5,300 cheerleaders visit the emergency room in a football season, 2.5 million football players visit the emergency room in a football season.
-Other sports have seasons of sports and have more injuries compared to cheerleading an all year long sport.
-Cheer has the largest female sport and has more minor injuries than magor injuries.
Injuries Through Cheerleading
-Most injuries are minor such as spraines or straines.
-Cheerleading is a growing sport and it will cause risk of injury to go up.
-Most of the injuries are able to be treated easily.
Cheerleading Regulations Reduce Risk of Injury
-There is a set of precautions by AACCA to ensure safety.
-Research shows cheer leading injuries have gone down thanks to regulations and coach training.
-There are fewer injuries than any other female sport.