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Homeschool sports leagues: An interview with Chris Davis

Vol. 53, Prg. 31–35
July 19–23, 2004


One of the questions homeschool parents ask is, "How can my child participate in team sports?" As it turns out, there are a lot of options for athletes who go to school at home. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith is joined by fellow homeschool dad Chris Davis to discuss homeschool sports programs. In 1997, Coach Davis formed the Home School Sports Network—a database designed to help homeschool teams schedule games and tournaments. HSPN now sponsors regional tournaments and maintains national team rankings on its website. From a wealth of experience, Coach Davis shares practical hints on developing a homeschool sports program.

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7/19  
The homeschool sports trend
7/20  
Home School Sports Network
7/21  
Sports and your child
7/22  
Starting a league
7/23  
A future for homeschool sports

Guest:

Chris Davis

Chris Davis and his wife, Kathy, have been homeschooling their three children for 13 years in the Front Royal area of Virginia. Since 1993, Chris has been involved with homeschool sports, coaching his teams in more than 600 sporting events.

In 1997, he formed the Home School Sports Network, which promotes homeschool athletic events around the country with a focus in Virginia. HSPN has already sponsored 18 state tournaments for homeschool athletes in Virginia. Coach Davis offers seminars on how to create and manage a homeschool sports program. He may be contacted at coach4life@yahoo.com.

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