Home-schooled athletes more common in college, 27 December 2007, Superior Telegram, Superior, Minnesota
Only students who are enrolled in a public school can play on an athletic team, according to Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association rules, which leaves home-schooled students to fend for themselves.
“So, there are possibilities for home schoolers to continue in sports, but it takes more time and effort on the parent’s part,” Gnacinski said.
The SWCHA is the largest athletic group for home-schooled students Gnacinski has heard of in Wisconsin. As a whole, home- school leagues and teams are thriving in the southeastern part of the state as well as around major metropolitan areas.
With the quality of home-schooled athletes continuing to play sports into college, the development of home school leagues will likely get a boost. Mulhern said he may be looking to draw from that pool of talent in the near future.
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