From Tennessee Representative Ron Travis in The Chattanoogan:
Home School Students – The House of Representatives passed legislation this year authorizing home school students to participate in interscholastic athletics at the public school in which they are zoned. House Bill 222 gives home-schooled students an opportunity to try out for local school sports teams if they meet the same health, academic, and conduct standards required of other participants. The bill was fueled by the success of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow who was a home schooled student. The legislation is not in conflict with Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) standards as the organization has opted to leave the decision about participation of home schooled students to local boards of education.