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Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we are Tulsa tumbling experts, answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, coulton cruise and rusty breath fleur, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now, today we are asking and answering the question that has been debated for at least half a century. The question that at least every single cheerleader has asked themselves or been asked at some point in their life in their cheerleading career, and that is, is cheerleading a sport boom. Oh yes. Oh yes. We are touching on this topic and before we get into our topic, we’re going to go over some history of cheerleading and how it all got started. Rusty, go ahead.
On November second, 18, 98 is the official birthday of organized cheerleading. It all started at the University of Minnesota with six guys who basically led the student section from the stands above the crowd, involved cheers to help pump up their football team and intimidate the opponents, Tumbling Tulsa the universe, the university officially recognized them as cheerleaders and allow them on the field for games due to the popularity and resolve the cheerleaders had on the football team. Other universities and high schools quickly established their own spirit squads.
So since then the activity has progressed from simple sideline cheers to detailed routines were athletes compete against other teams for the highest score. Now today’s sideline, Tumbling Tulsa cheerleading is just a small aspect of what cheerleaders trained for and is often regarded as just an obligation to the school that they cheer at.
Now, there are those rare cheerleaders who loved cheerleading just because of the popularity aspect, Tumbling Tulsa and I do love just being down on the field and being in front of people and those are the athletes who don’t really care as much for the competitive side of cheerleading.
So now that we’ve gone over how cheerleading began, let’s see what the definition of sport is. Go ahead. Rusty Webster’s Tumbling Tulsa
dictionary defines a sport as a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other. A physical activity that has done for enjoyment.
And then the Oxford dictionary. Tumbling Tulsa, I mean these are, these are pretty important dictionaries. They’re not just, it’s not just wikipedia, right? I’ve heard of those names quite quite often. Right? Right. So the Oxford Dictionary says that a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another team or others for entertainment.
That sounds a lot like cheerleading
sounds a lot like it doesn’t. That’s weird. I mean, I’ve heard people say that a sport is defined by an offense or a defense or something of that nature, but I mean, I think that definition speaks clearly for itself,
especially within the last 30 years. Cheerleading has taken an aggressive turn toward competitiveness where one’s cheerleaders tried out for the squad simply to cheer on their high school or college came to now where that’s not even a topic of discussion. Really. These athletes are here to compete. They’re there to win.
Now, with all that being said, I’m sure it’s obvious what we believe. Cheerleading is a sport no matter what. No matter who says it’s not a. We challenge any athlete from any other sport to come try our $1 for your first month deal and see what they think at the end of the month, see if they can keep up with our conditioning and our sport.
Just last night, actually my private lessons boyfriend came to watch her and after the private he asked if I would spot them on a standing tech. He was able to get his butt over a. After that he wanted to try a round off tech, which was a little sketchy. Tumbling Tulsa I was able to spot on after doing it twice he was done. He was, his ankles were hurting. Um, and this is a guy that plays every sport. There is basketball, football, track, a little bit of everything.
So challenge to all you guys out there who think that cheerleading isn’t a sport. Come check us out and we, we will change your mind. Yeah.
The cupid clinic is a perfect time to do that. Have all these girls bring their boyfriends, who I’m sure those girls have probably gotten in arguments with their boyfriends about if cheerleading is a sport, bring them to that will teach them to flip and they will definitely realize it’s not as easy as they think.
So when your boyfriend complains because he hears about you. I’m talking about how hard practice was. Tell him to come out and try one of our practices and and we’ll see what he can do.
Now, Tumbling Tulsa here are some reasons why we know that cheerleading is a sport. According to the research published by Pediatrics Journal in 2006 high school cheerleading, I accounted for 65 point one percent of all catastrophic sports injuries among high school females over the past 25 years. According to an annual report released by the National Center of Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, children ages five to 18 admitted to hospitals for cheerleading injuries and the United States jumped from 10,919 90 to twenty two thousand nine hundred and two thousand and two due to the progressive competitive nature of cheerleading.
There’s also a 2011 study by the United States Sports Academy, which reported that cheerleading is the number one female sport and number two in catastrophic injuries when compared to all sports, only American football ranks, higher cheerleaders fall from gymnastic type stents have been reported to have greater impact than by being tackled by a professional football player. But don’t take our word for it. Go do this research on your own and look up these facts for yourself. Tumbling Tulsa So cheerleading is clearly dangerous and athletes that we work with put their bodies at risk for injury by doing these stunts and these tumbling skills and they should be recognized for that.
The risk involved with cheers unlike any other sport because we don’t use any pads or safety nets. It’s usually just the athletes on the floor. That’s just the injury and safety part of cheer that makes it a sport, not to mention the mental aspect of cheering with how much acrobatics that is involved with cheer today. The mental toughness needed for cheer is different than any sport.
And then the strength and conditioning required for, uh, for cheerleading, it also makes it a sport, Tumbling Tulsa not just the strength required to lift a human being over your head. Um, but also the strength it takes to tumble.
My brother actually played almost every sport there was. And one year he decided he wanted to give all star cheer, a try. He was obviously conditioned and in shape from doing all those sports, but he would always say how sore he was because of tumbling and stunting uses muscles that none of the sports other really touched on.
And I mean, dusty rusty’s brother played every sport from football, baseball, basketball, track, rugby. He played it all. And for him to say that was a big deal.
And, and all those sports, I never remember him getting hurt or having a serious injury, but within the one year he did cheer. Tumbling Tulsa He broke his hand, his basketball coach almost killed them for it.
Now the hours of commitment that it takes for cheerleading is just like every other sport, especially athletes who are on multiple teams around competition season. There’ll be in the gym seven days a week, um, or choreography sessions, you know, they last up to five hours or so between practices, competitions, tumbling classes and privates athletes end up putting the same amount of hours, if not more than every other sport there is. It really just comes down to respect. If a person is saying this is something that they love, that they enjoy, and then you’re not recognizing it as a sport and you’re saying that all their effort is for nothing. It’s just, it’s. I mean, Tumbling Tulsa that’s it. It’s just disrespectful. I don’t know what else to say.
You can’t really knock it until you try it
and if you want to give it a shot, you know where to come. Justice tumbling company where your month is only a dollar and a, and we’ll teach you to do backflips in the backyard and pressing and impress your friends. That’s really the reason why most boys get into it. I know that’s why I did so. If you are interested in finding out more about us justice tumbling company or Colton Rusty, please visit our website. That’s justice tumbling coach.com, or you can visit us on our facebook and instagram or if you have a google account and you can leave us an objective google review to let us know how we’re doing.
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