Search form

Is Cheerleading a Sport? AMA Says Yes, Demands Safety Measures

Image courtesy of Jeff Hitchcock

The American Medical Association has recommended that due to the rigorous nature of cheerleading and the risks involved, the activity should be considered a sport. 

"These girls are flipping 10, 20 feet in the air," said Samantha Rosman, a pediatrician in the Boston area, told USA Today. "We need to stand up for what is right for our patients and demand they get the same protection as their football colleagues." 

The AMA's decision supports safety measures including better performance surfaces and rules for properly performing stunts.

Read the full story.

Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor


Is cheerleading a sport?

Latest Education News
Sexual assault cases persist from elementary school up through college, so what's the solution to make schools safer?
Some experts are arguing that more classrooms that utilize blended learning will help decrease the high number of...
Parents in the Hazelwood School District are no different than many parents across the country in that they don't...
Philadelphia, the eighth largest district in the nation, has been battling school funding issues for the past few years...
Investigating the education candidate that never was.