Cheerleading has become grossly interwoven in sport especially sports with large crowds numbering from a few hundreds to thousands of spectators. It is becoming a usual sight to see a number of colorfully dressed radiant young girls streaming forth and taking the center stage of a field, court or any arena of a just concluded game.
This lot usually look unaffected by whatever the outcome of the sport was, compared to the chattering audience which may be too jittery with mixed emotions over how excellent or poor their team performed.
Then, somehow the mere elegant entrance of a bunch of ladies makes the whole difference, completely and instantly shifting most persons focus from the outcome of the games to the fairy-like looking creatures now in the spotlight usually referred to as cheerleaders or cheer dancers.
What exactly is cheerleading roles in sports asides being gorgeously dressed?
Cheerleading may not be yet officially categorized as a sport but it exist and is largely gaining more popularity for a number of reasons, and these reasons are their major roles and contributions to sports.
Entertainment: Cheerleading are usually a team performance and their major role is to entertain the audience before them. This they do with their well articulated display of dances, cheers, stunts, chants, jumps and acrobatics mostly in unique uniformity before or after a game to get the audience entertained and enthusiastic to expect a great interesting game.
Also, in all the crowd that gathers for a match or any other sport. There is usually a fraction of persons who are sat among the audience but definitely aren’t interested in the games or sport but rather looks forward to the performance of cheerleaders which qualifies as their idea of entertainment.
Encouragement: Cheerleaders are always prepared to thrill their audience, teams involved etc and their unique way of ensuring this encouragement begins with the choice of attire down to the complexity but well perfected moves showcased that had gone through series of dedicated training sessions, as well as the power of team-spirit displayed among themselves.
These performance by cheerleaders sends messages of support, empathy and unity in simple and fun-filled ways that strongly motivates and gives positive energy to both the players and their fans who may have been discouraged or low spirited at any point to cheer on and expect the best possible results.
Lessen The Impact of A Bad Play: It is certainly not always going to end as anticipated literally for audience and fans that want their team of players to emerge winners in the case of competitive matches. In a sport, there most definitely must emerge a winning team and a losing team, both of which have supporters who wish them the best but since a game cannot favor two sides in the same way.
The losing team and audience may be too disappointed and wear a gloomy face for the rest of the day. But, cheerleading displays such dexterity as they make these teams loosen up and enjoy other items for the rest of the day rekindling their hope to do better in subsequent games or matches. Cheerleaders seem to be the assured link between the crowd and team bringing them in reasonable proximity and yet maintains peace.
Better Dancers: For people who aspire to be professional dancers, cheerleading may be a good platform for you. It definitely also places such persons to perform on equal platform where renowned players also play giving them a good shot of being recognized and watched by the world. Cheerleading makes the field and entire game a more enjoyable experience.
Therapeutic: This is a rare point, yet it is true. Cheerleading has a way of relaxing ones nerves after a stressful or bad day and watching a great live performance of one could be all you need to have a clear head.