Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homeschool Sports Opportunities

Homeschoolers have options for sports. In the United States there has been a law passed stating that public schools must allow homeschoolers to participate in their sports programs. Here in Pennsylvania some of our homeschoolers do participate in public school sports programs. Also, many Christian schools allow homeschoolers to participate in their sports programs. However, I am grateful that we have a homeschool group that provides a good amount of sports opportunities for my boys. We decided that since we don't have our boys in public, why would we want them participating in public school sports. We've also heard some homeschoolers who participate in public school sports express their discomfort with how they are treated by the public school kids who are in those sports programs.

Today our boys started volleyball. They will receive 13 weeks of lessons and gameplay. This is a sport they have not had an opportunity to participate in before.

The boys are also currently in their basketball season. They will be participating in a basketball tournament next Saturday and their last game will be the first weekend in March. They are both pretty good at basketball, but Nicholas excels at it a little more than Anthony, whose main sport is soccer. Basketball is Nicholas's main sport.

Anthony made a foul shot in this game!

Nicholas sure can jump! No, he didn't make this shot:(

Here he is again, jumping and shooting and . . .


This is our favorite basketball photo of Nicholas so far this year.

In the Fall, Anthony participated in the homeschool soccer program.

This is our favorite soccer photo of Anthony this year.


  1. Your boys look great. we are truely blessed with wonderful support groups in our area.

  2. Kelly,

    The boys are so athletic. Cool about the volleyball! Tim and I used to play nearly everyday during our missions training...yes even a midget like me liked volleyball!

  3. Where did the boys play in the tournament? Ben and Becca play volleyball (Ben is graduated now). They had a tournament out near Harrisburg and Downingtown.
    Tom will be playing volleyball this year,also.