Micah Fritz has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old, but now he’s 14 and can’t try out for the nearby public high school’s team because he’s home-schooled. His hope now rests in a bill that’s been nicknamed the “Tebow bill,” after Tim Tebow, a first-round NFL draft pick who was home-schooled but was allowed to play on a high school team. It goes up against the Virginia General Assembly, and would allow kids like him to try out for spots at public schools. Here’s a day in the life of a home-schooled teenage soccer player.
Micah Fitz, 14, attends soccer practice for his club team in Woodbridge. Micah is home-schooled. He and his family support a bill in the Virginia General Assembly that would allow home-schooled students to play sports for public high schools.Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post