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Homeschoolers and Competitive Sports

By January 16, 2013

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For some sports, public school teams may indeed be the best route to college scholarships, national and world-level competition, or a professional career. While more and more states are passing Tim Tebow laws that allow homeschoolers to play on public school teams, that's still not an option for many homeschoolers. I know families where highly-motivated athletes decided to enroll in public school mainly for the chance to pursue their goals on the playing field.

However, there are many other ways homeschoolers can participate in competitive sports. And like Tim Tebow, it sometimes takes them far -- to college, athletic scholarships, and the Olympics. My article on Competitive Sports for Homeschoolers explains some of the ins and outs for the serious athlete.

Do your kids play competitive sports? Share your experiences in the comments below.


January 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm
(1) Heidi says:

We have several athletes in our homeschool. One of which just represented the nation for gymnastics… she has homeschooled and gone to school but due to rigorous training schedules, we never saw her and decided to keep her home while not training. It is invaluable time to share with them as you never know when an injury will halt athletic progression. I believe she needs faith in God and self and knowledge of “who” she is without competing with the latest hair style etc. Works for us!

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