Competitive cheerleading officially a New York sport

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's official: Cheerleading will be considered a sport in New York schools.

Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports, like baseball or football. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.

All 17 of the Regents voted to authorize the change Tuesday.

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