To all you haters out there, I just have one thing to say: If cheerleading is so easy, why can't you pick up any girls?
Seriously, though. Stereotypes aside for a moment, competition cheerleading is a serious sport. It requires strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and, furthermore, stolidness for what the shallow people may think of you.
Also...in any other sport, if you miss the catch, all you lose is the ball