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what would you call a highly skilled activity, requiring daily practice, flawless teamwork and athletic abilities; which enjoys a point system during competition?
is that not a sport?
Cheerleaders may still wear short skirts and wave pom poms when the home team scores a touchdown, but the athletic side of cheerleading has grown complex enough that doctors are calling for it to be considered a sport in order to cut down on injuries.
“Although the overall injury rate remains relatively low, cheerleading has accounted for approximately 66 percent of all catastrophic injuries in high school girl athletes over the past 25 years,” said the American Academy of Pediatricians.
Plus, Emergency room visits for cheerleading injuries have quadrupled since 1980 among girls aged 6 to 22, according to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Those injuries include severe sprains, broken arms and legs, neck injuries and concussions.
all injury aside, a U.S. federal appeals court said cheerleading would not qualify as a sport under Title IX. How does that make you feel?
Happy Back to School!
I’d simultaneously have to compose myself because it wouldn’t take a prodigy to know what we were all thinking.
All of our test materials come in from the head office pre-printed and, unfortunately, cannot be changed. One of my co-workers noticed this question on a unit test this morning. Everyone’s been giggling all day.