The controversy of whether or not high school cheerleading (and cheerleading in general) is a sport has been around for decades. Obviously cheerleaders would argue that it is a sport, but what does everyone else think? A sport is defined as, “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. When cheerleaders compete with others it can be considered a sport but when they cheer at football and basketball games it cannot, since they are not competing. If cheerleaders were to focus solely on competitive cheerleading, rather than cheering at the football and basketball games, they would have more people viewing cheerleading as a sport.