Are there cheerleaders for women's sports?

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Cheerleading is one of the most demanding and versatile sports of all. The image of pretty girls just standing on the sidelines cheering on the athletes on the field is a long-outdated cliché. Cheerleading is competitive sport!

Those who do cheerleading can definitely save themselves the gym. Because in addition to a pronounced sense of rhythm, cheerleaders must also have a decent amount of strength and flexibility. And both can be achieved through regular training, which of course is offered by qualified coaches in many NRW teams.

Acrobatic and gymnastics skills must also be carefully trained. This is the only way to see the “stunts” at the end, in which the girls are spectacularly whirled through the air, some meters high. So a little courage is also essential.

By the way, cheerleading is not just a sport for girls and women. Boys are also very welcome in the clubs.

For the sporting year 2019, almost 2,400 cheerleaders were active in the AFCV NRW. Of the 80 member clubs in the association, a total of 18 offer cheerleading, some as pure cheerleading clubs or as the cheer departments of a football club.

 

The annual NRW state championships in cheerleading and dance are a top-class sporting event. It is not uncommon for up to 1,000 athletes in many different categories and age groups to compete for the coveted titles and trophies.

As NRW champions, the teams and individual athletes are also qualified for the German championships. If there is also enough for first place, then the athletic path continues to the European or even world championships in cheerleading.

In addition to cheerleading, the NRW championships also feature the so-called "Presentation Cup" (P-Cup). In this competition, teams compete against each other who are still inexperienced in the hustle and bustle of the championship or who do not yet qualify for the state championships and still want to sniff the competition air for the first time.

The AFCV NRW is one of the few state associations that also offer a category "Ü25" at their championships.

The annual NRW state championships in cheerleading and dance are a top-class sporting event. It is not uncommon for up to 1,000 athletes in many different categories and age groups to compete for the coveted titles and trophies.

As NRW champions, the teams and individual athletes are also qualified for the German championships. If it is enough for first place there too, the athletic path continues to the European or even world championships in cheerleading.

In addition to cheerleading, the NRW championships also feature the so-called "Presentation Cup" (P-Cup). In this competition, teams compete against each other who are still inexperienced in the hustle and bustle of the championship or who do not yet qualify for the state championships and still want to sniff the competition air for the first time.

The AFCV NRW is one of the few state associations that also offer a category "Ü25" at their championships.

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