Whether you enjoy watching the NCAA basketball tournament’s eliminations to the Final Four or not, basketball can be a rewarding sports venture to introduce to your homeschooler. It teaches teamanship as well as gets your children moving and active to burn off steam in a healthy manner.
In the St. Louis area, there are numerous options to enroll your children into basketball. There are leagues specifically set out to involve homeschoolers and other leagues which are open to anyone. If you like competition, there are several options, though many can become quite expensive. So, as with any sport, be prepared for expected and unexpected costs.
If you prefer an instructional league, Upwards has an instructional basketball program which is focused on teaching and learning the sport rather than winning or losing through competition
Who knows, some day you may find yourself cheering your child on in the NCAA. But, regardless of whether your child makes it to the NCAA; and, regardless of whether you prefer competition or instructional leagues, the time invested in basketball can be beneficial to your students in teaching social and physical skills needed to succeed in life. At very least, it will fill up those necessary Physical Education hours each year.
Following are various places in the St. Louis area where you can join a competitive league:
Sporting and Baketball Leagues for Homeschoolers
St. Louis Basketball Academy
Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy
St. Louis Sports Center
YMCA of St. Louis (Can be considered an instructional league)
Following are Upwards basketball programs in the St. Louis area:
Upward Basketball – Log on and find a league close to you!
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