Contact Us

Is Cheerleading Too Dangerous?

Cheerleading falling from a lift
(abcnews.com)

When I was in high school, I remember a couple of cheerleaders who got injured after falls.  One broke her collarbone, one an arm.  Recently an NBA cheerleader fell from a lift at an Orlando Magic game.  Now it’s sparking debate that it may be too dangerous of a sport.

Is it worth the danger?  Do they actually get a crowd pumped anymore?  I can’t remember the last time that there was a press conference after a game where they asked one of the players what went wrong and their response was “well, the cheerleaders didn’t really get the crowd into it as much as we hoped.”

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not trying to discredit cheerleading as a sport.  Cheerleaders are without a doubt athletes.  But isn’t there a safer environment for those acrobatics than on a hardwood floor?  Its as if there are two sports occurring simultaneously but only one of them is in the right venue.

Best of WYRK

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wyrk.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.