Just curious, how old are you? Water boys? lolCheerleaders have been around the sport a loooooooong time. Here are some other extra items that who knows if they are. "essential": 3 asst coaches, water boys, away book, concessions, accouncers. But, all those sure create the atmosphere of the game and cheerleaders are at the top of the list.
Lets try and get more students involved wherever possible in our sports in whatever role that allows students to feel a part of the awesome friday evenings.
After that I'd do in order of importance.Bare.bones essential to a game - players. You can call your own fouls and violations like you have done in pick up games and often in practice.
Referee's- I'd put them 2nd in importance.
Coach. Just one coach.
Those are the three essential people needed for a game.
In my enjoyment I would go with a concession stand over cheerleaders. Yes, this last season we went without both....and no popcorn and drink was more aggravating than no cheerleadersAfter that I'd do in order of importance.
Would you not put cheerleaders here? Again, not essential, but is anything after this of any essential importance? From this point the argument changes from "what do you need to have to play the game", to "what would you like to have to enjoy the game"
I have some of both genders, and a wife. Wife is rather opposed to cheerleading, so much so that she will not root for an NFL team that has cheerleaders.If some of you had a daughter, you might understand and I don’t They’d rather do competition, but they have a following at most schools and are very dedicated !!!
Haha, this drives me nuts, especially after a loss, I just want to get back to the locker room, only to find out after shaking the coaches hand, there is a line of cheerleaders right behind him. And, no our cheerleaders do not do this.I think for these games they should be imperative to bring some atmosphere to the games!
Speaking of cheerleaders........do your schools cheerleaders go through the post game handshakes with opponents with the teams?
I dont know why it annoys me!
Yeah try telling that to the guy cheerleader holding the girl cheerleader up above his head and see if he has any problem with the tradition. Probably the smartest dude in the whole gym!telling the truth is not always popular. cheerleaders are a ridiculous tradition.
I have coached and officiated in the past for a total of 20 years. I have never heard on comment from a player or coach during a game in respect to a cheerleader or cheer team. I am 100% convinced that if schools canceled cheerleaders at football and basketball games, the results would be the same. Now that means no disrespect to cheerleaders. It was a simple answer to a question and a response to a statement.It does not matter now, but to all of the 13-18 boys playing and watching it matters.
I am just simply stating that teenage boys notice and appreciate the cheerleaders.I have coached and officiated in the past for a total of 20 years. I have never heard on comment from a player or coach during a game in respect to a cheerleader or cheer team. I am 100% convinced that if schools canceled cheerleaders at football and basketball games, the results would be the same. Now that means no disrespect to cheerleaders. It was a simple answer to a question and a response to a statement.
From our school, student, & booster standpoint the cheerleaders are not part of the team.This. From a school and student standpoint, they are part of the team, just not officially necessary for the game. Anything the players get, the cheerleaders should get. Whenever shirts get made for conference championships, our Booster Club contributes $X per t-shirt both for players and cheerleaders. Again, doesn't mean they are necessary or have even the slightest impact on the game, but they are still "part of it."
Not as much as you may think. Things have really changed a lot over the 10-15 years. I would not at all be surprised if you asked the players on a team for every cheerleader's name, they couldn't do it.I am just simply stating that teenage boys notice and appreciate the cheerleaders.
"Not essential in THESE CIRCUMSTANCES ". Very well stated.As a mom who has had a daughter cheer (as well as play other sports) and sons who played football/basketball- imho cheerleaders are not essential in these circumstances. I thought it was ridiculous they had them and their parents in the gym when they limited spectators.