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California legalizes cheerleading

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    State says no cheering on Sundays

    Cheerleading coaches at California high schools want to be allowed to compete one Sunday a year, each February, in what is regarded as the sport’s national championship.

    “It’s huge,” Whittier’s La Serna High cheer coach Elena Klock said of taking part in the National High School Cheerleading Championship. “You feel it.”

    But as it stands now, the California Interscholastic Federation bylaws don’t allow Sunday participation in any of the CIF sports.

    Many cheerleading competitions in the state have shifted their finals to Saturdays, to accommodate the rules, the coaches said. But the coaches said it would be difficult for the national championship to shift its schedule away from Sunday, given that hundreds of schools from more than 30 states compete annually.

    “We are not asking for every Sunday,” Klock said. “We are asking for one opportunity.”

    California cheerleaders fight CIF Sunday rule that stops them from competing in national championships – Press Enterprise
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Would Jesus cheer on Sunday?
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Ah, the joys of unintended consequences. This scenario has come up in other "cheer is as sport" threads.

    Last month the Central Coast Section held its cross country final on Sunday after the meet was shifted from Belmont to Salinas over air quality issues. It's the only time I can recall a high school event on a Sunday in this state, but let's face it, those were extraordinary circumstances.
  4. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    I seem to recall it happening from time to time in California. Something happens to make a Sunday high school game the most prudent option and they get a "special waiver." This sounds like something that should warrant a "special waiver." Oh, and what usually occurs is, most of the parents like it because they get to attend an event they usually have to miss.
  5. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Isn't there a national cheerleading championships every weekend? At least that's the impression I got based on cheer groups submitting stories. Why do they need to worry about 1 day in February?
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    If your cheerleading team can't win a "national championship," it's time to hang up your spankies.
  7. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Every Day Is Like Sunday.
    (Speaking of which, the NFL Network had a promotional message in which that song was covered by a country band. It's in the background while a couple of guys are sitting around an apparent campfire.)
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