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Cheerleading, defined as an athletic activity by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA), is a unique combination of athletic ability, strength, and spirit that exists both as a school-related activity and as an independent, competitive industry for both youth and adult participants.

The development of cheerleading, as it exists today in the United States, can be traced to the 1800s, starting as an organized yell at a Princeton University football game and later as a group of dedicated supporters yelling or “cheering” their football team in Minnesota. ...

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