My youngest attends a school that has 8th grade sports, but not 7th grade. Since she wants to compete as a 7th grader, we got creative and joined a multi-school team that a local high school supports. The coaching is top notch and the community is wonderful.
We are extremely fortunate that we learned about this opportunity. With home schooling, the burden is on the family to seek information. There are no virtual backpacks or friday folders coming home with community information, and many groups would not consider informing a home school group (and that depends on having a public group identity).
I love having rolls of hay in the background and prairie in the foreground. That’s Iowa classic.
Have you ever been a runner?