Kids want to have FUN!!!
Legislation, dubbed the Tim Tebow Act, that would allow home school students to participate had gained momentum this legislative session and would have likely this passed this session if lawmakers didn't put on the brakes.
Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Ball, R-Madison, said passing a bill wasn't the objective; it was about not shutting out home school students.
"I would rather (AHSAA) do it," he said. "When I found out they were going to do it, there is no reason to issue a statute."
The High School Athletic Association sent a letter to Sen. Dick Brewbaker dated June 2 stating its commitment.
Brewbaker serves as the chairman of the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee, which held a public hearing on the bill on May 20.
Most committee members told the association during that meeting that they needed to get on board with home school students playing public high school sports.
At the time, AHSAA Executive Director Steven Savarese's main complaint was students not enrolled in public schools won't count towards the school's classification (1A-7A).
The letter from Savarese states: "Per our conversation Wednesday, May 24, 2015, the AHSAA Central Board of Control commits to developing a home school bylaw allowing home schooled students the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics within AHSAA member schools for the 2016-17 school year."
As long as AHSAA follows through, Ball said he is happy.
"This is a win-win for everyone," he said.
The bill is named after the Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow from the University of Florida who was homeschooled and played at Nease High School, near Jacksonville, Fla.
Former OaklandA’s Player
Ron McNeely (From Z's Diamond Club)
HELPING YOUR CHILD DEVELOP THE SKILLS & CONFIDENCE THEY DESERVE
About Ron: Physical Education Trainer:
• Two time NCAA Division I All American Baseball Player at Memphis
• Drafted & played 5 years in Oakland A’s Organization
• ACE Certified Professional Fitness Trainer over 25 years
• Professional Baseball Trainer of Z’s Baseball Club
• Head Trainer of United Cerebral Patsy 2 years
• Owner of Powerhouse Gym, Pelham, AL, 1999-2004
• Completed in World Power-lifting Championship 4 years placing 2nd in 2002
• Sports Training for kids featuring weight loss program that are motivating
Z‘s Diamond Club
221 Applegate Trail Pelham, AL 35124 • 205-267-2580
. CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Class times will be offered on
Tues.& Thurs. 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Parents are urged to stay and watch.
Activities will be pre-announced and scheduled. • Trips to OakMtn. to hike, swim, bike, etc.
• Volleyball and soccer- Special strength, agility classes.
• Special weight loss classes.
• Baseball and softball. • Putting together teams to play real games.
• Boot camp & cross-fit classes for students.
By a professional trainer.
OUR GOAL is to enrich each child with fitness activities that are fun and beneficial to their health.
We will meet at various parks and recreation facilities through out the year and organize activities in a
beautiful 8,000 sq. ft. turf room.
$15.00 for family w/two or more children for two hours
$10.00 for one child for two hours
$60.00 for family w/two or more children for eight-two hour session a month
$50.00 for one child foe eight-two hour session a month
“What does compulsory education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” -Henry David Thoreau
Rosewood Academy and High School
1301 Rosewood Drive
Maytown, AL 35118
Ralph: 205 586-4842
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