Cheerleaders Fly Higher And So Do Their Risks Last year, nearly 37,000 cheerleaders had to go to the emergency room.  500,000 high school girls are on cheerleading teams.

Cheering accounts for 65% of direct catastrophic injuries among high school female athletes. Among college female athletes, cheerleading accounted for 71% of direct catastrophic injuries. That’s more than four times higher than in 1980.

Direct Catastrophic Injuries

 Closed-Head Injuries

 Skull Fractures

 Cervical Spine Injuries

They cause permanent brain injury, paralysis and even death.

Concussion rates increased by 26% between 1998 and 2008 for cheerleading, but remained stable in other girls’ sports.

Reform is needed!

Cheerleaders Fly High And So Do Their Risks

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Cheerleaders Fly Higher And So Do Their Risks Last year, nearly 37,000 cheerleaders had to go to the emergency room.  500,000 high school girls are on cheerleading teams. Cheering accounts for 65% of direct catastrophic injuries among high school female athletes. Among college female athletes, cheerleading accounted for 71% of...