Jeff Webb, CEO of Varsity Brands was quoted as saying "Competitive Cheerleading is as much a sport as Chess" See article Cheerleading; Is it a Competitive Sport?
Well, if chess gave my daughter the muscle tone and physical conditioning that she gets from cheer then sign me up. But, it doesn't and it never will. I can just give you one word describing how I feel about this comment without cussing.....I am just PISSED!
Why doesn't Jeff Webb want cheerleading to be a sport?? Well, pure greed. This is a business to him. He even makes money if you file a grievance at a competition. Some competitions it costs you $100 to just complain. There are competitions where we are charged $25 a day to get in to watch two mins and 30 seconds of our childs routine.
What is the definition of a sport?
Definition of a Sport
What is the definition of a recreation?
Definition of Recreation
Well, what do you think? Sure sounds like a sport, huh?
I think what will happen is that cheer will be broken up into 2 categories and one will be considered a sport under Title whatever..... and the other will still be owned by Varsity.
I MUST CONFESS I AM AN ALL-STAR CHEER MOM AND PROUD OF IT!