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Cheerleading is an activity where the participants  - the "cheerleaders" -  cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity. It can be performed to motivate sports teams, entertain the audience, or for competition. Competitive routines typically range anywhere from one to three minutes, and contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting.  Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly in America, with an estimated 1.5 million participants in all-star cheerleading.  New York State recognized Competitive Cheerleading as a school sport in 2014.

 

             Cheerleading Performance

Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition. At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. The winner in each division gets a trophy and bragging rights. All types of cheerleading teams have the option to compete, but not all school-based cheerleading squads are competitive. School teams perform routines with a cheer with signs, poms, and megaphones that showcase their sideline skills along with an entertainment section to music.

 

        NYS Cheerleading Championships

The 2018 NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championships take place on Saturday, March 3 at the SRC Arena and Events Center at Onondaga Community College.  The event It will be televised on Spectrum Sports, the official broadcast partner of the NYSPHSAA State Championships.   Teams from around the state will compete and it promised to be an outstanding event for fans, friends and families.

          

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                                                                      Cheerleading  Basics

Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants (referred to as "cheerleaders") cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity. It can be performed to motivate sports teams, entertain the audience, or for competition. Competitive routines typically range anywhere from one to three minutes, and contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting.

Cheerleading originated in the United States and is an important part of completion at the high school, college and professional level. 

The New York State High School Athletic Association recognized Cheerleading as a competitive sport in 2014.  Schools throughout the state now compete for the same recognition as traditional sports such as football and baseball.