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7. "there are entire homeschool conferences and leagues. "
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i coach a JV / Varsity girls high school team (on which my middle daughter, a freshman, plays). and i'm an assistant coach on the Varsity boys' team.

we play through a collective, umbrella organization. sometimes that is a general organization that exists to support homeschool parents and students. other times one is created solely for sports (my kids used to belong to a homeschool band which was one of those independent entities).

in our case, in NC, there are teams spanning the state, with an eastern and western conference, and divisions among them.

in terms of organization and competition, it's akin to charter or private schools.

for example, my girls team, which is freshmen and sophomores, was JV in conference, but we played up at the varsity level non-conference. we have played 27 games, thus far, and have regional tournament this week and states next week. we were 6-0 in conference, 10-1 as a jv team overall, and 15-12 including varsity games, which included other homeschool teams as well as local charter and private schools.

there is also a post season tournament we'll be playing in with 100 teams (total, across all age divisions) from the midwest to up and down the east coast. teams will be there from georgia, nc, sc, nj, ny, md, ia, in, tn, etc.

there will be scouts from div 1 through 3.

my son, who is a re-classed sophomore, is starting for the 2nd year on varsity. he is in the process of getting looks. he also plays AAU (and my middle daughter was invited to come back to AAU) in the off-season with, and against some of the best players in the area and state.

i coached in the homeschool football league for the 2 yrs before this one (my middle son played his junior and senior years). he wasn't looking to play in college. nowhere near as many teams as in bball, but they rounded out their schedule w/ small charter and private schools and were pretty competitive.

generally speaking, homeschool sports is on the come up. one of the top mens bball recruits last year was a homeschooler. and some of the top womens bball players in recent years have been, also. moriah jefferson, who is a three year starter for UCONN (and who was the top guard in the nation when she came in) played for a homeschool squad in texas.

in our situation, the umbrella organization appoints a board for sports and a commissioner and AD, who handle the logistics of scheduling and getting us a place to play. we rent the gym at a local charter school for practice and games.

in season, we're lucky to have one night of practice (and one or two games) per week. but we go in and beat teams that practice every day.

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Where do they play ball? Seems like you mentioned having a kid
Feb 18th 2015
In my school district, homeschooled kids can play for the local school
Feb 18th 2015
Damn, I guess that's one big drawback. But at least she don't have to
Feb 18th 2015
It was bad enough that she stopped going.
Feb 18th 2015
      that's messed up. i'm sorry to hear about that.
Feb 18th 2015
that's the so-called 'Tebow Rule'. (even though it predates him)
Feb 18th 2015
      Jason Taylor was Homeschooled
Feb 25th 2015
links to good curriculum for a preschooler?
Feb 18th 2015
don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 18th 2015
      RE: don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 25th 2015
Who does the teaching?
Feb 18th 2015
This is what I've always wondered about.
Feb 18th 2015
measure thrice, cut once. (in other words be very careful
Feb 18th 2015
in our family, my wife, predominantly.
Feb 18th 2015
      Thanks, bruh.
Feb 18th 2015
           lmao. you know, we've had folks ask us to homeschool they
Feb 18th 2015
bookmarking article for later! always thinking of homeschooling
Feb 18th 2015
where are you? (what state?)
Feb 18th 2015
      i'm in NY state/NYC
Feb 18th 2015
           their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 18th 2015
                RE: their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 25th 2015
Another question. What's up with grades?
Feb 18th 2015
absolutely. not really different from public or private school.
Feb 18th 2015
      Interesting. I appreciate the info
Feb 18th 2015
up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
RE: up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
We've had a really hard year
Feb 25th 2015

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