A cheerleading routine typically refers to a team of well-coordinated girls performing a straightforward choreography with pom poms and clapping. The chance of being surprised by a normal, run-of-the-mill cheerleading routine is rare.
Though cheerleaders are famous for being on the sideline at most sporting events, the position of "cheerleader" requires a great deal of athletic ability and coordination. According to AACCA.org (The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators), cheerleading isn't considered an official sport and cheerleading teams tend to be under-funded relative to their other athletic counterparts.
After this performance, it's clear that the impressive athleticism required to be a cheerleader qualifies it as an official sport. Where do you land on this controversial subject? Share your thoughts and feelings with us in the comment section below.