Bluegrass United Athletics is the athletic arm of Bluegrass United – a homeschool cooperative based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving Central Kentucky homeschool students and families.
Bluegrass United’s athletic program was established over 15 years ago as a small group of families in Lexington began to see the need and for athletic outlets among the homeschool students and families seeking educational assistance through the BU Academic Center (BUAC). Today BU offers competitive athletic opportunities for High school Boys and Girls in Soccer, Basketball, Cross country, and Volleyball. Recently, BU has established Middle school programs for Boys and Girls Basketball as well and more teams can be made available as volunteer coaches and homeschoolers become available.
Bluegrass United is a volunteer association and coaches are generally volunteers.
To participate in BU Athletics, a student must be homeschooled, and uphold Christian values and outlined by Bluegrass United and the team’s coaches. BU is not a member of the KHSAA. However, players must comply with eligibility age, grade, safety guidelines outlined by the KHSAA as BU teams are able to now compete in regular season competition against KHSAA member schools.
Each BU team participates in a homeschool conference with other homeschool and/or private Christian school teams in the region. These conferences vary with each sport. Each conference generally holds annual post-season conference tournaments. Most teams are able to compete in regional and national homeschool postseason tournaments as well.
Today, Bluegrass United is comprised of four main branches BUAC Core, BUAC Electives, BUAC Social, and BU Athletics. You can learn more about each of these communities below: