Community sports programs are often an interesting cross-section of society, in which you’ll find homeschoolers as well as public schooled students. Anyone can sign up for the leagues, which means you’ll have no legal issues to deal with, as you might with public school sports. There are also more opportunities for girls in the community setting than there are in public schools.
Not only do sports offer socialization benefits, but the physical benefits are astounding. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can combat chronic diseases that are affecting our society and at an increasingly younger age, such as cancer and diabetes. It can help kids manage their weight, improve their confidence, and enhance the overall quality of life, the Mayo Clinic reports.
To get your kids involved in a community league, contact your local community center for upcoming sign-up dates and requirements. Try contacting your local homeschool group’s activities organizer and sporting goods stores for resources, as well.
Sports involvement is a great addition to a homeschool curriculum. It takes family participation and a time commitment on parents’ part. If it feels like the right choice for your family, then thoughtfully begin the search for local sports opportunities in either a public school setting, or with a community league.