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NYSPHSAA may approve cheerleading as high school sport

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Competitive cheerleading will be recognized as a sport by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association if the Board of Regents approves a recommendation today.

The NYSPHSAA announced Monday that the P-12 Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Regents, unanimously approved a recommendation by the New York State Education Department to recognize competitive cheerleading as a sport.

If the Board of Regents also approves, the NYSPHSAA will set up a strategy for implementation in the state, which could include a statewide tournament.

The state already conducts an East and West Regional Invitational Tournament for cheerleading during the winter season.

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