Sports Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Do you have a student interested in playing a sport or just wanting to be active? Here are some options for you.

Christian Homeschool Athletic Association of Florida (CHAA) – CHAA operates from Hollywood to Orlando, with the purpose of providing homeschooled children all the benefits of an athletic curriculum under the guidelines of professional instructors. The curriculum has been written by Coach Rick Andreassen and is approved by A.C.S.I.

City or County Leagues – Many cities offer a wide variety of sports teams students can join. Often, both recreational and competitive leagues are available and you can select the one that best suits your student’s abilities.

Homeschool Sports Net (HSSN) – Searchable listings of homeschool sports teams in Florida.

Meet Up – You can search for existing groups by location and group type. If there are none, consider starting your own, or at least signing up for notifications of when a new group is formed.

National Homeschool Volleyball Tournament – The National Homeschool Volleyball Tournament is an annual volleyball tournament held in Omaha Nebraska for high school aged home school students. Homeschool Teams from across the country converge in Omaha to compete for the Homeschool National Championship.

Private Groups and Classes – Check online, in a local parenting magazine, or in your Yellow Pages to find the names of organizations offering classes and/or teams.

South Florida HEAT – A Christian based, FHSAA accredited, not-for-profit organization working with homeschooling families toward growing tomorrow’s servant-leaders through learning and applying life-lessons available from the competitive interscholastic athletic arena.

YMCA – Your local YMCA will likely have an Olympic pool, a weight room, and classes and teams for children (and their parents). Use the finder on their site to locate a YMCA near you.

Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) – High school students who are registered with the superintendent as home education students are eligible to   for FHSAA sports.Note that trying out does not guarantee acceptance and that this option is not available to students homeschooling through a private school.

Your Support Group – Many times, others in your support group have the same interests you do. Organize a field day or ongoing teams. Check with your local parks and recreation department about a standing reservation for your group.

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