Cheerleading isn’t just for school teams anymore.
New York state education officials voted Tuesday to recognize competitive cheerleading as an interscholastic sport, in an effort to improve safety and coaching standards.
That debate is bubbling over this week in Albany, where some are asking the state Board of Regents to recognize competitive cheerleading as an “interscholastic sport.”
Many little girls dream of cheerleading for their favorite professional sports team one day, but for one New Jersey girl, her wish has already come true. Jadyn Waiser, who is autistic, was the first special needs member of the Jets Junior Flight Crew, the kids version of the team’s cheerleaders.
Quinnipiac University says it has plans to add more women’s sports teams, after a judge rejected its attempt to replace the women’s volleyball team with a competitive cheer squad.