The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) permits a homeschooled student to participate in public school extracurricular athletics if that student’s parent has filed a notice of intent for that student and has otherwise complied with the requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-6-3050(b). Homeschool students associated with a church-related school may participate in public school extracurricular athletics, subject to compliance with eligibility rules (See TSSAA Bylaws, art. II, § 25, page 23). Local schools are prohibited from preventing homeschoolers from seeking to participate. Tennessee Code Annotated §49-6-3050(e), as signed into law April 1, 2013.
"For the purposes of this rule, a school team may be one school or a cooperative program of one or more schools.” (See TSSAA Bylaws, art. IV, § 1.) This could include homeschool cooperative teams and teams from church-related schools. Schools may also play or scrimmage individual homeschooled students during the regular season, especially in individual sports such as track and field, wrestling, and golf.