Cheerleader Sues Oakland Raiders for Wage Discrimination

Cheerleader Issues Employment Lawsuit Against Oakland Raiders for Wage Discrimination, Fair Labor Violation A member of the Oakland Raiderettes, the cheerleading squad for the Oakland Raiders, has issued an employment lawsuit against her employer for wage discrimination and fair labor violations. The potential class action lawsuit, brought … [Read more...]

Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Coach Jailed after Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct

The head cheerleading coach at Coastal Carolina is now facing charges of disorderly public conduct and public intoxication, as well as resisting arrest. Elizabeth Hadley Appenzeller of Conway was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:20 PM, Sunday September 9. According to The State Newspaper, Appenzeller was arrested after … [Read more...]

Cheerleading Concussion Management

Concussions are potentially serious injuries to the brain that occur when someone receives a hard hit to the head.  Unsurprisingly, student athletes are at a much higher risk for concussions than most young people, and this includes cheerleaders.  Fortunately there are things cheerleaders and their coaches and parents can do to prevent and care for … [Read more...]

Cheerleading bans the “double down” because of concussions

In an attempt to battle the high rates of concussions in cheerleading, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has just approved a new rule that will ban all high school cheerleaders from performing the "double down" starting this school year.  College cheerleading will still allow the move, but girls will have to wait … [Read more...]

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