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    Why is a cheerleading scholarship different from a football or basketball scholarship?
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    ^^^
    seriously?
    maybe it's because i'm not american but cheerleading has always baffled me. it just seems silly and sexist and anachronistic and something that shouldn't be taken seriously. something that, if i had one, i wouldn't want my daughter to do, like pageants. and yeah, it may require gymnastics and stuff but i would rather those skills be put to different use than being a short-skirted sideshow during sports games.
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    To be fair they do have cheerleading competitions. Ive passed a few on ESPN while channel surfing. I have no idea why but they do.

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    My daughter (eight) is starting her second year of cheerleading. We didn't encourage her to do it - it's something offered by the school, and she really wanted to do it. The skirts go all the way down to the knees, and there is some pair of shorts you wear under the skirt that matches the skirt. It's kind of retro-50's looking.

    I think I would have been concerned about this if it was the only activity she did. But she is on a soccer team, is in girl scouts (brownies), and is taking violin. So, hopefully, there will be some balance.

    The positive side of cheerleading, at least at this age, is that you kind of have to follow directions for a protracted period of time - not one of my daughter's strong suits, and not one of mine either. So, I think the experience will be positive in that regard.

    But I hope she grows out of it. My niece, who is older (11), was on a team that required her mom to spend LOTS of money and travel out of town for competitions. And they start hurling kids around at this age, too. My problem with that is that coaches don't seem to be either accountable/trained or empathetic toward the kids that are putting themselves through this physical stuff - which is a recipe for disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    My daughter (eight) is starting her second year of cheerleading. We didn't encourage her to do it - it's something offered by the school, and she really wanted to do it. The skirts go all the way down to the knees, and there is some pair of shorts you wear under the skirt that matches the skirt. It's kind of retro-50's looking.

    I think I would have been concerned about this if it was the only activity she did. But she is on a soccer team, is in girl scouts (brownies), and is taking violin. So, hopefully, there will be some balance.

    The positive side of cheerleading, at least at this age, is that you kind of have to follow directions for a protracted period of time - not one of my daughter's strong suits, and not one of mine either. So, I think the experience will be positive in that regard.

    But I hope she grows out of it. My niece, who is older (11), was on a team that required her mom to spend LOTS of money and travel out of town for competitions. And they start hurling kids around at this age, too. My problem with that is that coaches don't seem to be either accountable/trained or empathetic toward the kids that are putting themselves through this physical stuff - which is a recipe for disaster.
    I have seen them do some scarey stuff. Maybe they should have to wear helmets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I have seen them do some scarey stuff. Maybe they should have to wear helmets!
    I'd prefer this. But then, I'm kind of a helicopter parent:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I'd prefer this. But then, I'm kind of a helicopter parent:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ^^^
    seriously?
    maybe it's because i'm not american but cheerleading has always baffled me. it just seems silly and sexist and anachronistic and something that shouldn't be taken seriously. something that, if i had one, i wouldn't want my daughter to do, like pageants. and yeah, it may require gymnastics and stuff but i would rather those skills be put to different use than being a short-skirted sideshow during sports games.
    I find baseball to be incredibly boring and really don't see where any talent is needed, you hit a ball and run, if said ball is coming at you you catch it. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean there shouldn't be scholarships for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    I find baseball to be incredibly boring and really don't see where any talent is needed, you hit a ball and run, if said ball is coming at you you catch it. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean there shouldn't be scholarships for it.
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    Why aren't they photographed in said sweats?

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    yeah, but the whole idea behind cheerleading is that you're cheering for ANOTHER sport, and that's the reason for its existence. Add in the the super-short skirt factor and the sexism is obvious. Why not get your OWN damned sport instead of cheering for another...be a gymnast or whatever it is you want to do. Count me in as another who thinks it's ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Cheerleading is soooooooo bourgeois. Scholarships? I can't believe a college would GIVE someone an education for such a plebeian distraction...this entire thread is just so below me. I'm off to be pretentious and what not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
    I find baseball to be incredibly boring and really don't see where any talent is needed, you hit a ball and run, if said ball is coming at you you catch it. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean there shouldn't be scholarships for it.
    Ditto golf
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    Back in my high school days 30+ years ago, cheerleading was little more than bunch of girls dressed in short skirts yelling and doing some basic moves on the sidelines of some sport, usually football. There was little athletic ability needed, just the ability to look cute in the outfit. It used to piss me off because there were very few sporting opportunities for girls and this was one of the few things we were given to do. How sad. At least I had track.

    Fast forward to now and cheerleading seems to have changed into a hybrid of dance and gymnastics where it there must be a be fair amount of athletic ability and coordination to perform. It's become a sport unto itself, not somethng only girls do on the sidelines to the "more important" sports that the guys do. They even have male cheerleaders too. I still hate the skimpy outfits but then I look at gymnasts and runners and swimmers and their outfits are even skimpier.

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    In my high school cheerleading and making the cheer squad was just a giant ass popularity contest. I mean, there would always be at least 2-3 girls who were really good gymnasts/tumblers and this was their only option since the school had no gymnastics team, but other than that, it was all about being popular and "hot" (hurl).

    I was a track person, myself. We did have things like softball (girls version of baseball) and volleyball and basketball for the girls, of course. But I was a runt and those sports were for the amazons. Whenever we played them in gym class my basic strategy was getting the fuck out of the way of the amazons so as not to be crushed to fucking death.

    We had tennis and golf, both of which I can play, but never did for the school competitively. I hated most team sports when in high school. About the only thing with balls I was good at (shutuprightnow) was dodgeball (small and fast means hard to hit). But dodgeball was only a game we occasionally played in gym class, not a competitive sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    Back in my high school days 30+ years ago, cheerleading was little more than bunch of girls dressed in short skirts yelling and doing some basic moves on the sidelines of some sport, usually football. There was little athletic ability needed, just the ability to look cute in the outfit. It used to piss me off because there were very few sporting opportunities for girls and this was one of the few things we were given to do. How sad. At least I had track.

    Fast forward to now and cheerleading seems to have changed into a hybrid of dance and gymnastics where it there must be a be fair amount of athletic ability and coordination to perform. It's become a sport unto itself, not somethng only girls do on the sidelines to the "more important" sports that the guys do. They even have male cheerleaders too. I still hate the skimpy outfits but then I look at gymnasts and runners and swimmers and their outfits are even skimpier.
    Have you seen the unis for girls volleyball lately? I just had to buy 2 pairs of basically granny panties, but not up to the armpit, for my daughter...only agreed once I had a blood oath that I would NEVER see them off the vball court.
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