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Home Schooled Children Find Way To Play Sports

The Northside Christian Athletics Lions are gearing up for the last big game of the season. The team is making history as one of the first home-school football teams in the country.

Brandon, 17, who has been home-schooled his entire life, is the quarterback.

‘I had always been sort of resigned to the fact that I was gonna have to miss out on athletics in high school, but then when we found out about NCA, we were like, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is great. Now I can actually play,’ ‘ said Brandon.

According to the National Christian Home School Athletic Association, organized sports teams for home-schooled children have been steadily growing since the early 1990’s. Today, all told, there are an estimated 3,000 sports teams.

Experts say it’s a significant trend.

‘I think it is broadening horizons for home-schooled children,’ said Dr. Carol Drummond, a clinical psychologist. ‘The stereotype has been the kids stay at home with their parents, they don’t interact with other children, they don’t learn, the give and take of relationships other than with their siblings and I think that’s changing as more and more kids are home-schooled,’ he said. Read more…

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