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March 06, 2013

'Tebow Bills' for Homeschooled Athletes Proposed in Tenn., N.C.

"Tebow bills" allowing homeschooled athletes to play on public school teams have been introduced in Tennessee and North Carolina.

February 14, 2013

Va. Senate Panel Quashes 'Tebow Bill' Again

A bill that would have allowed homeschooled high school athletes to take part in public school sports fell a vote shy.

August 17, 2012

300-Pound Youth Player Barred From Pee Wee Football

A 12-year-old boy in Mesquite, Texas, has been prohibited from participating in a Pee Wee football league because he's been deemed too large.

August 03, 2012

Ark. Home-Schooled Athletes Eligible for Public School Sports

Starting with the 2013-14 school year, Arkansas homeschooled students in grades seven through 12 will be allowed to participate in public school extracurricular activities under a new rule approved this week by the Arkansas Activities Association.

May 31, 2012

Mich. Approves Age Waiver for High School Student-Athletes

An overwhelming majority of members schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association voted to approve a change to the organization's constitution which will allow their student-athlete age limit to be waived under extremely limited circumstances.

May 17, 2012

Flag Football Now a Girls' Varsity Sport in N.Y.C., D.C.

Public schools in New York City and the District of Columbia began offering flag football as a varsity sport to female student-athletes this spring, following in the footsteps of a growing number of other districts across the United States.

May 10, 2012

Student-Athlete With Down Syndrome May Retain Athletic Eligibility

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is allowing member schools to vote on on changing the constitution to allow for flexibility with the maximum age requirement, under "narrowly defined circumstances."

May 03, 2012

Mich. Student With Down Syndrome Fights for Athletic Eligibility

Michigan's Senate Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Michigan High School Athletic Association to adopt a policy allowing eligibility waivers for students with disabilities in limited circumstances.

April 02, 2012

Writers Argue Against Homeschooled Students in Public School Sports

As more states consider bills that would allow homeschooled students to participate in public school sports, two writers recently drew lines in the sand on how far these should go.

March 27, 2012

Texas Catholic Conference Calls for Youth-Sports Review

A Texas youth sports organization's unwillingness to adjust their schedule based on a team's observance of the Jewish Sabbath conflicts with the tenets of the Catholic faith, the Texas Catholic Conference said last week.

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