Cheerleading is a difficult and dangerous sport. It takes a lot of strength physically and mentally. You have to be strong willed and not afraid to get punched in the face. You have to smile even if you feel like you want to craw into a corner and die. To be a cheerleader means that you have to watch your every move because people watch everything you do, good or bad. Being a cheerleader means you have to make sure you keep the reputation of the team clean and nice. One wrong move ruins how you are viewed your whole highschool year. Being a cheerleader means giving up your free time to practice things over and over again so it will be perfect. I know this all to be true. I'm a cheerleader and i am proud.