Yes Cheerleading is a dangerous sport due to the high levels of gymnastics and lifts and tosses. Cheerleading results in 66% of women's catastrophic injuries, however due to the fewer number of male participants, there are no statistics on men. In the category of Non Extreme Sports(Extreme sports being street luge, bull riding, heli skiing...) Cheerleading is currently the 3rd most dangerous sport in the world, only under Rugby and Cave Diving. This is because of the stunting and tumbling elements. These involve lifting or throwing a girl sometimes as high as 40 feet in the air. Tumbling is gymnastics which can cause injury if the technique is not correct
It is said that the only thing more dangerous than cheerleading is bull riding. You do the math!
Cheerleading is VERY dangerous, think backflips, lifting girl in the air, its not easy, and its not a sport for dumb people. You have to be smart and strong!
Cheerleading is dangerous because it involves advanced stunts and tumbling. Any activity that involves acrobatics, motion, flipping, or lifting can be dangerous
Cheerleading or gymnastics is the most dangerous sport and it has been proven
Cheer-leading is the most dangerous sport for women because it involves a lot of lifts and tricks.
Cheerleading is not just yelling chants at a game. Cheerleading involves stunts which are extremly dangerous if you don't do them right. Also if u are doing tumbling you can fall and hurt your neck. Also things like strained muscles can be dangerous. So yes it is a bery dangerous sport
Statistics show that cheerleading is THE most dangerous sport in the US with more youth and female injuries than any other sport. Others that come close are Rugby, Ice Hockey, and Tackle Football
Currently, cheerleading accounts for around 66% of all women's catastropic injuries in the US, making it THE most dangerous women's sport in the country. Cheerleading is ranked as the 3rd most dangerous sport in the world, under only Rugby and Cave Diving. Motorcycling/ Dirt Biking rank 7th
Cheerleading is a sport bottom line.
Yes it is..all cheerleading is a sport :) <3