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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Sports at Home


Homeschooled girl jump roping at the
Western Oklahoma Homeschool
Track and Field Day

Permission to republish from photographer, Cindy Nicolai, and the girl’s parents.

About

NCAA
If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if you were home schooled for any part of high school. If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Sports Illustrated For Kids
Informative site, updated weekly. Articles about being a good sport and a good athlete.

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book

The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book
Fun & Easy-To-Use Games & Activities To Help You Teach Your Children Fitness, Movement & Sport Skills
by Guy Bailey
This unique collection of partner and small group games (requiring only two-four participants) is perfect for teaching and developing physical education skills in the home setting. These learning activities do not require a gymnasium, expensive equipment, or a large playing area–in fact, most can be played in a backyard-size setting or smaller. Written by an experienced physical educator, this user-friendly resource is packed with only small-sided games tested and proven to develop fitness, movement, and sport-specific skills in children of all ages. In addition, these success-oriented games are guaranteed to put fun back into PE participation–an important incentive for children to become more active and physically fit.
Canadian editions

Awards

The President’s Challenge
As a homeschool you are eligible to participate and receive awards for the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Program. There are a few tips and suggestions that we will try to answer and urge you to consider before you get started. Here’s a page on how homeschoolers may participate.

Baseball

Baseball for Families
How to make baseball easy enough for almost everyone in the family and neighborhood to play casual baseball/softball.

Basketball

Fitness

It’s Time to Exercise
Whatever is going on, as long as you’ve got a body, it’s always the right time to exercise! You don’t need fancy equipment or expensive sneakers. You don’t need a ton of kids around.

Jump Rope For Heart
Have a look at these dazzling skills. They are so easy to do and look fantastic! The Jump Rope for Heart manual has over 100 different skipping skills that are fun and challenging for all ability levels – from basic to advanced.

Football

FootBall
How to homeschool and play football or at least enjoy it some.

Physics of Sports

FoilSim
In the Baseball Lessons, you can learn more about aerodynamics by controlling conditions of a baseball pitch, including altitude(location), speed of pitch, and spin of pitch. The Baseball Applet has the ability to specify atmospheric conditions for the baseball game. Developed by NASA.

Make a Basketball Jumpshot Every Time
Using the laws of physics, it’s possible to make a jumpshot in basketball every time. That’s right, if you stand at some point on the court, and throw the ball up at just the right angle and just the right speed, you can make it every time.

Skateboard Science
In a blur of flying acrobatics, skaters leap and skid over and onto obstacles, executing flips and turns of ever increasing complexity–all at top speeds. How on earth do they do that?

Skills

Arm Pullers
Allen and Caroline Fisher are homeschool parents who are also professional arm wrestling coaches. They are here to give you some tips.

Getting Ready to Yo-Yo
Not only how to get started, but also page after page of tricks to do with your yo-yo. [Did I ever tell you I won 3rd place in a yo-yo contest? There were 3 kids in the contest! – Your Guide.]

How To Juggle 3 Balls
Video instruction and directions you can print out to take somewhere where you can’t break the computer monitor!

How Yo-yos work
Both the classic yo-yo and the sophisticated “automatic” yo-yos that have sprung up in the past few years are remarkable demonstrations of fundamental scientific principles.

High Hoops
We are working hard to build the most complete, well organized, hoop tutorial list online. Browse the newest tutorials below, choose a category in the sidebar, search in the top right, or view a full list of every hoop trick we have listed on the site. Have you made a tutorial video? Let me know!

Skating Tips, Rollerblade Tricks, and Moves
So, you’d like to try some of those fancy tricks you see people doing? You’d be surprised at how easy many of them are, and given some time to practice the move and enough effort, you’ll soon be pretty competent.

Junkyard Sports Community
Satisfy your deservedly desperate need for resources and opportunities to bring Junkyard Sports to the day-to-day lives of fun-seeking families.

Orienteering – Youth Programs
The Little Troll program was designed by Orienteering USA’s Youth Committee under a grant from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The program’s continuing support is funded by Orienteering USA membership dues.

Training For Climbing
Climbing indoor walls or massive cliffs requires both physical and mental strength. This website is owned by Eric J. Hörst (pronounced “Hirst”), the nation’s leading authority on climbing performance.

Soccer (Football to the English)

Internet Soccer Clinics
The site has been designed to help you with a variety of coaching topics such as drills for skills, soccer techniques, understanding tactics, nutrition, soccer news and much much more.

Tips for Soccer Moms and Dads
Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of the game of soccer as a life-long, family oriented activity, that provides for child-parent bonding, team work and friendships, as well as, adequate aerobic exercise.

World Sports

Backyard Cricket
Also known as Backgarden Cricket in the UK, this is an informal game of cricket played in the confines of your green space out back.

A Brief History of Bocce
Bocce Ball was first documented in a 5200 B.C. painting of two boys paying, which was discovered by an English scientist, Sir Francis Petrial, in an Egyptian tomb.

How to Play Bocce Ball
The object of Bocce is to get as many of your bocce (bigger, weighted balls) as close to the pallino (smaller target ball) as possible. If you are successful in getting your bocce closer to the pallino than your opponent, you are awarded points.

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