Episode 37

Cheerleading: Athleticism, Injuries, and Why It Should Always Be Considered a Sport

Did you know that competitive cheerleading is the fastest growing sport among girls in the U.S.? The funny thing is, some people can’t seem to agree on whether cheerleading is a sport or not!

Kimberly Archie joins our podcast to put that topic to rest, once and for all. After spending time as both a cheerleader and cheer mom, Kimberly is now the founder of the National Cheer Safety Foundation. In this episode, she and host Emily Cohen discuss cheerleading injuries, cheer in pop culture, the different types of cheerleading, and much more.

If you love cheerleading or want to learn more about it, start here!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: Jul 27 2015