Wednesday, September 27, 2023

DirecT – Sports

Homeschoolers in Tennessee have a lot of options when it comes to playing sports. They are able to play at their local public school (during middle school and high school) per the TSSAA, at private schools that allow homeschoolers to play on their teams, with recreational clubs and with competitive homeschool organizations.

Public Schools
If your child plans to play sports at your local public school, the Notice of Intent to Homeschool form is due by August 1 of each school year for all sports (ex: fall, winter and spring). The next step is to notify the school principal and coach of the team for which your child would like to play, by August 15. The rule only allows your child to try out and does not guarantee they will be selected for the team or allowed to play. If you are registered with an umbrella school, you may also maintain that coverage.

These sports are the ones that are open to homeschoolers under the TSSAA rule. Cheerleading and dance are not included. Check with the individual school to see if participation is allowed for those activities.

Private Schools (PS)
Select private schools allow homeschoolers to participate on their school teams. Contact the private school for which your child would like to play to learn more about that opportunity.

Recreational Clubs (RC)
Most counties and/or cities offer recreational sports. Check with your local government office to learn about sports and other opportunities offered to children and teens.

Businesses (B)
A number of businesses offer homeschool only programs throughout the school year.

Homeschool Organizations (HO)
One of the great reasons to live in the West Tennessee area is all of the opportunities available to homeschool students. Competitive sports is one of those opportunities. Many of these organizations offer skill building and team play in various sports that have lead to homeschool athletes being offered athletic scholarships for college.

Below is a list of schools, businesses and organizations that offer athletic experiences to homeschool students.

Augustine School
1171 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 660-6822
Glory Gymnastics
127 Bowling Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 424-5437
{gymnastics and dance}
Jackson Area Soccer (JAWS)
Jackson, Tennessee
E-mail JAWS
Jackson Juniors Volleyball
Contact Phylis Anyango, Club Director
(731) 217-7805
{team and lessons}
Jackson Swim Team (JAX)
705 Lambuth Boulevard
University of Memphis Lambuth:
Wellness, Health & Fitness Building
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 300-6478
E-mail head coach
Pat Brown School of Dancing
188 Commerce Center Circle
Jackson, Tennessee 38301
(731) 668-7353
Jackson, Tennessee
E-mail WTHSA
Believe Gymnastics
7995 Stage Hills Boluevard
Memphis, Tennessee 38133
(901) 388-3737
Gifted Athletes Homeschool P.E.
2000 Appling Road
Cordova, Tennessee 38106
(901) 930-9617
{variety of sports}
Memphis Cheer
1375 Big Orange Road
Cordova, Tennesse 38018
(901) 308-2451
879 Willow Tree Circle ​
Suite 111
Cordova, Tennessee 38018
(901) 753-4705
{variety of sports}
Memphis Nighthawks
Memphis, Tennessee
Contact Nighthawks
{all sports}
Memphis Youth Athletics
E-mail Nick Dwyer
(901) 359-2012
{cross country and track}
Mid-South Ice House
10705 Ridgeway Industrial Drive
Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654
{team and lessons for ice skating and ice hockey}
If you know of a business, recreation league or homeschool organization that offers sports to homeschool students in West Tennessee and is not on this list, please e-mail Homeschool Roster.

Are you looking for something else? Check out the other Homeschool Roster directories:
Homeschool Days 2019/2020
Band, Orchestra and Music Lessons
Online Support
Tutorials and Co-ops

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