Home School Sports OpportunitiesDisclaimer:
SCHEA does not promote, support or endorse individual teams or sport organizations. However, part of our mission is to provide South Carolina home schoolers with as many resources as possible to support, encourage and supplement their home schooling programs. To that end, we are listing for you the sports organizations we are aware of across the state. Please contact the sport organization directly for further information. To the best of our knowledge each organization listed here is privately funded, parent directed and home school oriented. If you know of other organizations that are involved in sports programs, please let us know so we can include them in this list.
Tumblebus is a full sized school bus that has been converted into a safe and fun child sized gym bringing fitness and fun to your children. The tumblebus is equipped with tumbling and climbing equipment including monkey bars, trampoline, bars, beam, vault, zip line, rings, slide and lots more!
Here are the main points from the conference call sponsored by the SC High School League June 26, 2012 related to SC. 149 – the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Bill. Jerome Singleton, the Commissioner handled the bulk of the call.
The call was handled professionally and I didn’t sense any animosity or negative comments related to homeschoolers or charter schoolers. It was stated several times that home schooled students are to be treated just like traditional school students in this area.
Notes from David George and Suzanne Brown
Homeschool PE class offered in greater Fort Mill, SC area please contact Emily Rogers for more information!
Youth boxing class designed for the homeschooler in mind. This is a group class during the day that will include fitness, conditioning, boxing techniques and self defense moves. We conduct the class with no contact. Our website is www.fightclubuniversity.com. We have trainers with years of experience with kids. Our family homeschooled our daughter and know the importance and difiiculty in finding quality programs for homeschoolers. Since we were one those parents, we thought it only necessary to offer a program for homeschool kids during the day.
Golf Squad programs provide golf education to school aged children for enrichment and character growth. The character building, social, and physical aspects of golf are focused on in each class. All Golf Squad classes are instructed by golf industry professionals. Each child receives a Golf Squad Handbook and visor; all equipment and training tools are provided by the Golf Squad instructor. The classes take place inside or outside depending on class level and weather. The 24 Hour Golfer™ describes the individual, social, and physical skills a student acquires after progressing through four six week sessions of Golf Squad. Building the foundation to enjoy golf for a lifetime.
The Golf Squad Enrichment Program has been granted permission to use Heathwood Hall campus in Columbia, SC for those local homeschool students.
Faithful Workouts for Youth is a new program aimed at encouraging those areas that are sometimes neglected in our daily schooling schedules. Students can earn PE credits and learn how a relationship with God, exercising, and eating right will make us healthy in all aspects of our lives. The curriculum includes a workbook (available in an online format) and exercise DVD. The workouts are concise, fun, uplifting, made specifically for pre-teens and teens, and glorify God in their message and music. No special weights are needed - just an exercise band. Students will read and answer questions about faith, fitness and fuel (nutrition). For more information, please check out this youtube link The total cost for the program is $34.95 which includes the book, DVD and online access to additional videos. www.faithfulworkouts.com
The first Homeschool Football League with SC teams is starting for the fall of 2012. There are teams beginning in Anderson SC ( www.andersonfootball.org ), Columbia SC(PAC Panthers), Greenville, SC (Greenville Hurricanes) and one Christian school (Shannon Forrest).
We would love to help you start a team in your area. All you need is one committed person, a field to practice on and the ability to get about 15 to 20 boys together. The Anderson Team is beginning its 4th season and has over 80 boys in the program (middle school and varsity). It is a lot of fun and allows boys the opportunity to play football and develop great friendships.
The Palmetto Football Conference (PFC) will begin with middle school/JV teams this fall. Boys from 12-16 years of age.
If you would like more information, please contact Michael Cousar
Gerald Benford teaches Fencing Classes for Community Education Programs and Parks and Recs. We have started to teach classes online where we partner with the Communty Education Programs. The emphasis is on a fun, active learning environment while students are introduced to the fundamentals of safe swordplay and fencing.
We presently have class openings designed as an introduction to the sport that is appropriately geared towards children and adults with no prior fencing experience. We teach at private schools, Colleges and Community Education facilities with fencing camps for the summer months.
We ship full equipment for all participants for classes over six at no extra charge. And our Online class is live and can be taught on computer, Mobil phone or monitor device (we can provide the software for download to all students)...
Carolina Indoor Soccer
Providence Athletic Club FCA has meetings the first Friday of the month. Please see the attached .docx for further information.
Please click here for soccer preseason training and tryout information for Providence Athletic Club. (.doc) ***PAC SOCCER CONDITIONING BEGINS***
The Anderson Cavaliers Football Program is open to Homeschool boys ages 12-18. We are preparing for the 2012 football season. If you would like more information, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on Anderson Football.org
We will have a middle school level team and a varsity level team in 2012. The Cavalier will have spring football practice beginning on May 7 at the Anderson Civic Center. The middle school team and the varsity team will practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-8pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Cavaliers and meet the players and coaches.
I train youth in long term athletic development and specialize in golf. ROB GREGORY (864) 940-1129 cell.
Jim Blevins is trying to ascertain if there are home schoolers in the Midlands area interested in beginning junior varsity and varsity level baseball teams. The goal is to give the home school student a chance to learn sound, fundamental baseball and to develop Godly manhood and sportsmanship while competing on a team of their own. Since schools are already scheduling their spring sports, the 2010 season would consist of practice as a team and several local tournaments. Scheduling against other teams would begin in 2011 season. If you have a student who would be interested, please contact Jim Blevins at
Easley Homeschool Athletics
Covenant Central Sports (Sumter-Midlands)
*PAC website is now up and running*
Please go and check out the PAC web site at www.pacpanthers.com and see what we are all about. One of our own players has worked diligently to build this site, there is still much to do, but we are so excited for how far the Lord has brought this endeavor. We are planning on having a Boys Varsity team and a Girls JV team in the spring. All game dates will be posted on the site, so please come out and support the Midlands first home school soccer teams!!
Providence Athletic Club is now in the process of starting a JV and possibly a Varsity Golf Team this spring. God has provided a golf instructor who has a desire to get this program started. Click here for his letter describing who he is and how he would like to proceed to see if there is enough interest in our home school community to begin a team. *Click here* for golf team information.
Northeast Columbia Homeschool Boys & Girls Cross-Country Team: 7th-12th grade
A homeschool cross-country team has formed in Columbia. We are part of a group that practices regularly in Harbison but cannot make it across town more than once a week with our 12 year-old son. We will practice from 645PM to 745PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 21st at Sandhills/Clemson Research Station in Northeast Columbia. Full team practice will be in the Harbison area near Columbiana Mall on Fridays. Practice times will be adjusted once the season starts the week of August 24th with shorter days and school starting back for most. We may have the opportunity to participate in Cross-Country Meets with Ben Lippen, Hammond, Heathwood Hall, etc.
Cross-country is basically a 5K (3.1 miles) that is run mainly off road. While it is a team sport, the primary goal of this group is to offer homeschool kids a fun outlet to improve their personal physical fitness level and perhaps help establish a healthy, active lifestyle that will stick with them into adulthood. The season normally runs through October. Practices will include tips on the basics of running, including nutrition, injury prevention, stretching, pace, race strategy, and more. Gatorade and water will be provided at all practices. There is no charge, other than for insurance and uniforms.
This will be a great time to get some exercise in a Christian environment and participation is encouraged, even if you are not interested in being part of the formal team. If you are interested, please send an email to Eric Barfield at email@example.com no later than Friday, July 17th.
The following organizations offer programs for the general public with specific programs for homeschoolers
Team Greenville Swim Team is offering a swim program for home school students
Lexington YMCA Family Center now offers the opportunity for Homeschoolers to ride and learn about horses. The Equestrian Center, conveniently located off Interstate 20 at Highway 6, welcomes you to its facilities to do riding lessons, educational horse clubs, and trail riding. For more information please contact Melissa London, Equestrian Director at 359-3376 ext 17 or visit our website at www.columbiaymca.org
John Atkinson has been a tennis enthusiast and professional for over 40 years and has developed a real-time on-line introduction to tennis training. As many as 1000 students can be on a webinar. All students will receive at the end of the class a DVD that will help them recall information gone over on-line. The on-line training covers almost everything anyone would like to know about the game of tennis and it is interactive with John as the moderator and tennis expert. He provides information using pictures and can respond to students' questions live. There will also be some video clips they can go to on-line. This will begin in September and will be done live twice a week for 8 weeks(twice a week just in case someone misses one of the broadcasts). firstname.lastname@example.org (803) 530-8150 www.silverfoxtennis.com or (803) 530-8150
Physical Education for Home Schooled Students. Private or group lessons. Movement education designed to help children develop motor skills. Taught by Marc LaFleche, Ph.D. student in physical education at University of South Carolina. Will travel. Call 518-322-6470 or e-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Providence Athletic Club is a first year athletic program organized to serve those students who do not have opportunity to participate in a high school athletic program in the Columbia area. At this point in our development, we have Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity, and Co-ed JV soccer teams, Varsity and JV Basketball, JV Baseball, Cross Country, and working on a girls fast-pitch softball team. www.pacpanthers.com