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There is no way to determine if a sport is "harder" than another sport.

So lets compare football and cheering (I'm going to use All-Star cheering here)

Goal of Sport:

Football: Outplay your opponent, using formations, to score the most points to win

Cheerleading: Perform a 2:30 routine (composed of stunts, tumbling, jumps, and dance) without flaws to receive a higher score than your opponent.

In terms of skill:

Football: Football requires stamina, agility, speed

Cheerleading: Cheering requires, stamina, strength, flexibility, and coordination

In terms of difficulty:

Not to down football, but I think its more difficult to throw a girl in the air, or do a back tuck than it is to throw a ball down a field.

In terms of danger:

Cheerleading is the 3rd most dangerous sport in the world. Football is the 10th

Safety:

Football: Padding and helmits

Cheerleading: Mats, however no body protection

Cheerleading has no "off season" no half- time, no time-out and no bench

However, many football players lift weights and condition year round

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Cheer leading. If you're a base, you have to lift and throw people, if you're a flyer, you have to, of course, fly. It gets pretty scary up in the air.

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