As the debate as to whether cheerleading is a sport continues and as cheerleading statistically continues to be considered one of the more dangerous high school sports, it is important to note that many cheerleading injuries can be prevented. STOP Sports Injuries, a campaign started by famous sports professionals and well-known national organizations, has an entire section of their website devoted to sports specific injury prevention, treatment guidelines, videos, and resources. Cheerleading is one of the sports for which they have valuable information for parents, coaches and cheerleaders.
The information available on STOP Sports Injuries that pertains to cheerleading specifically, includes:
- What types of injuries are most common in cheerleading?
- How can injuries be prevented?
- How are cheerleading injuries treated?