Start Here: Homeschool P.E.

Gifted Athletes Athletic Academy teaches physical education to ALL homeschool students in the Memphis, (Mid-South) area. Our classes are open to students K-12 grade.

We provide a classic model physical education program. We teach sport fundamentals. We are not an organized sports program. Every six-weeks students learn different sports, and we teach the fundamentals of each sport.

We get asked very often, “Does my child need to be athletic or know how to play sports to be in your program?

The answer is, no.

We also hear, “We are going to skip this sport session, because my child doesn’t know how to play that sport.”

Would you allow your child to skip math or writing class for that same reasons?

Gifted Athletes is a physical education program. We TEACH sport fundamentals.

We offer homeschool classes at Bert Ferguson Community Center, Monday and Wednesday’s, and Bartlett Recreation Center, Thursday’s and Friday’s.

We are extremely proud to say we started Gifted Athletes in 2015 with 9 students. We now teach close to 150 homeschool students each week. Physical education is a vital component to your child’s education.

Understanding

Unfortunately, sometimes P.E. is overlooked within the homeschool community. Because we have the freedom to homeschool our children, a physical education curriculum  is often taken for granted. At Gifted Athletes Athletic Academy, we speak with many home educators who do not understand what physical education actually is. Most believe it can be any kind of active movement. In some respects it is. Some home educators assume telling their child to run around outside is good enough. It can be. But as adults, we don’t run around outside without any purpose, do we? Most adults attend a structured program to better enhance their athletic ability. Why not give your children the same structure early in life? Physical education is just that – education. It is an important part of learning and should be a high priority as with other subjects.

Quality is Key

A quality physical education class can have a positive life-long impact in a child’s life. Students learn the importance of taking care of their body. They develop muscle and flexibility. They strengthen their brain muscles. And they are introduced to a wide range of sports.

About our homeschool classes

Every six-weeks we introduce students to a new sport. For example; soccer, basketball, track or baseball. We teach the fundamentals of these sports. Many of our students have joined organized sport leagues after learning the basics in our program.

Class begins with warm-up drills, jog and power walk, and agility workouts. Our exercises develop ab muscles, calf muscles, and arm strength. Our exercises build endurance and speed. Our exercises develop brain muscles, flexibility, and coordination.  We then move into sport fundamentals. Each sport has a positive impact to enhance the quality of life. For example; learning how to rebound a basketball helps students become alert and aware and understand quickness.

Last: Parents should not expect their children to become highly skilled in a particular sport from one of our six-week sessions. We teach sport fundamentals. Children learn the basics to carry on further if they choose to play in an organized setting.

We have had numerous students claim they dislike a certain sport, but those same students, after learning basic sport fundamentals with us, have gone on to join organized leagues.

Visit our Homeschool Classes page for pricing and Homeschool Registration page to register online.