Sports
Many homeschoolers enjoy sports as part of their homeschooling curriculum and lifestyle. More and more sports leagues are forming to meet the specific needs of homeschooling families. Explore some of the options available to you and your family.
Things to See & Do in Florida
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Stadium Tours
Take a behind the scenes look at the Baseball Grounds, including a visit to the clubhouse, tour of a luxury skybox and skydeck, the dugout, pressbox and media area. Enjoy lunch after the tour.
TNT Gymnastics and Fitness
Bring your group in for a fun fitness alternative. They offer exciting fitness field trips in a 14,500 square foot facility.
World Golf Hall of Fame and Imax Theater
World Golf Hall of Fame is the ultimate destination for the celebration and recognition of golf's greatest players and contributors and serves as an inspiration to golfers and golf fans throughout the world. Supported by all of the world's leading golf organizations, the Hall of Fame combines historic artifacts and personal memorabilia with interactive exhibits to tell the stories of our members and the history of the game.
Homeschool Sports Leagues
Home School SportsNet
This homeschool sports league supports homeschool parents, athletes, coaches, teams and organizations through means of an interactive website, newsletters, workshops and free postings. They provide national athletic events for homeschool students in a Christian environment. They offer encouragement to new start-up teams as well as established organizations with online materials and resources. They also have partnered with other organizations to offer sports insurance, uniforms, fundraising resources, and college recruitment.
Homeschool Basketball USA
Homeschool Basketball USA is a member of the National Christian Homeschool Athletic Association (NCHAA). This site is dedicated to providing news links, resource links, opportunities, information, and more about homeschool basketball across the USA, as well as to promote its growth and development.
Lakeland Homeschool PE
Lakeland Homeschool PE is a support group providing fitness activities for homeschoolers.
Christian Homeschool Athletic Association (CHAA)
The Christian Homeschool Athletic Association (C.H.A.A. "SAINTS") is a professional physical education program presently serving home school families from Hollywood, FL to Vero Beach, FL. C.H.A.A.'s sole purpose is to provide homeschooled children all the benefits of an athletic curriculum under the guidelines of professional instructors. The curriculum has been written by Coach Rick "Mr. Rick" Andreassen and is approved by the A.C.S.I. (Association of Christian Schools International). Activities include: archery, baseball, softball, kite flying, Frisbee, T-ball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, track & field, flag football, golf, horseshoes, tennis, team sports, Presidential Fitness Challenge and more.
Brevard HEAT (Home Educators Activities Teams)
Brevard HEAT (Home Educators Activities Teams) is designed to assist homeschool parents in Brevard County who desire their children to participate in extra-curricular activities with quality instruction in a moral environment. They are a member of Florida High School Activities Association and offer various Varsity and Jr. High sports to homeschool students. This allows homeschooled students to compete on a team of their own. They offer programs in cross country, volleyball, gold, basketball, soccer, track and field, and tennis.
Lionheart Fitness Kids
These unique sports classes are designed to bring out the best in students in a fun non-competitive environment. The structured program teaches the necessary fundamentals of sports in a stress free environment. They develop strength, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance and social skills, always instilling the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Presidential Fitness Challenge
The President's Fitness Challenge is a program for encouraging students to make staying active part of their everyday lives. The President's Challenge includes the Active Lifestyle program, the Presidential Champions program, the Physical Fitness Test, and the Health Fitness Test. Homeschoolers are eligible to participate. Homeschool groups with 50 or more students can enter the State Champion Award program as well.
High School and College Athletics for Homeschoolers
So, You Want to Play College Ball?
Good news for homeschoolers who want to receive NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) scholarships and participate in college sports! Homeschoolers have finally been recognized as high school graduates by the NCAA. Homeschool students no longer have to go through the “waiver process,” but can now register in the same manner as “traditionally schooled” graduates.
State Laws Concerning Participation of Homeschool Students in Public School Activities
This is a list of states that have addressed issues of homeschooler participation in public school classes, sports, activities, etc.
Home School Toolkit
This comprehensive toolkit publication guides homeschoolers to determine their NCAA eligibility. This pdf file covers classification of the homeschool program, evaluation of home school umbrella programs, transcript information, proof of graduation, a core-course worksheet, a discussion of the evaluation process, and an extensive list of resources for the home educating family.
A House Divided: Homeschool Students on School Sports Teams
As the number of high school students who are homeschooled continues to rise, leaders in high school sports across the country face growing interest among these students and their parents to play sports on their local public school teams. Interest continues to build in homeschoolers’ participation on public schools sports teams. In some states, that option exists, although the requirements vary from state to state with some states requiring part-time enrollment in the local school. In other states, the debate continues as to whether homeschooled students should be allowed to play on the local high school team alongside students who attend classes at the school all day long.
Frequently Asked Questions: Home Education Student Eligibility for Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities with Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
Answers questions concerning eligibility of homeschooled students for interscholastic extracurricular activities.
Home School Checklist
This home school checklist from the NCAA Eligibility Center offers an easy to use list of elements needed to evaluate a student's eligibility to play college sports (Division I or II schools).
Home School Administrator and Accordance Statement
This form should be filled out by the parent administering the home school program for their NCAA-eligible student wishing to pursue collegiate-level sports.
Home School Transcript Example
This pdf offers an example homeschool transcript that would be suitable to determine eligibility for NCAA purposes to participate in college-level athletics.
NCAA Guidelines for Home School Students
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if you were home schooled for any part of high school. If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
EL7: Registration Form for Home Education Student to Participate in Athletic Program at Member School
Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) form EL7, Registration Form for Home Education Student to Participate in Athletic Program at Member School. This form must be completed each year and filed with the principal of the school that the student will represent before the student can be permitted to participate in practice sessions. This form must be retained until the student’s limit of opportunity for eligibility has expired.
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