Kingsport Parks and Recreation has the solution by offering classes to interested homeschooled families. Every Monday and Thursday, a group of students ranging in age from 6 to 15 join together at the V.O. Dobbins Complex in Kingsport to enjoy time participating in a sport or physical activity.
"We try to offer a variety of classes within each session and ask the students what they enjoy for suggestions on future activities," said Tommy Wolterman, the Kingsport Parks and Recreation program administrator.
There are 11 classes in each session and four sessions each year. The classes take place on Monday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. There is a nominal fee of $15 per session, per child.
The classes provide homeschooled children the opportunity to interact and socialize with other homeschooled students. They enjoy a variety of physical activities, learn new skills and get exercise. A variety of activities are offered, such as tennis, ultimate Frisbee and basketball. Recently two tennis pros, Lumb and Marley Woods, spent the day with the students working on tennis skills. Wolterman also offers a class on ball throwing techniques to improve coordination. He encourages the students to extend their learning and will give fun informational homework about the physical activities. A few of the other classes offered within a session might include parachute games, kickball, twiffleball (a game Wolterman created) and fitness stations.
For more information about the physical education classes or to register, contact Tommy Wolterman at 423-224-2489 or email TommyWolterman@KingsportTN.gov. Or visit http://www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org/.