J. Michael Smith, Esq.
Michael P. Farris, Esq.
Public School Access for Homeschoolers—A Legal Summary
A member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) is permitted to play or scrimmage any secondary school with grades 9 and above in regular season play. For purposes of this rule, a school team may be one school or a cooperative program of one or more schools. This could include homeschool cooperative teams and teams from church-related schools. TSSAA Bylaws, Art. IV, sec. 1. TSSAA member schools may also play or scrimmage individual homeschooled students who are invited to participate in a track meet, wrestling competition, golf competition, etc. by a member school. This option would primarily apply to individual sports. See page 52 of the 2010–11 TSSAA Handbook.