Cheerleading named a sport in New York State

Created: 04/29/2014 4:13 PM WHEC.com

State officials voted Tuesday to officially recognize competitive cheerleading at the school level as an official sport.

The move now requires coaches to undergo proper training. It also calls for schools to follow a common set of standards, like the length of official seasons and required practices.     

New York has been considering whether to recognize cheerleading as an interscholastic sport since 2009.

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