We are ecstatic for James to join our Commissioner team for not one but two sports! The Tavera family is newer to homeschool programs such as FEAST, however, they are not new to sports. James has played virtually every sport you can imagine: football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, volleyball, and track. (Can you guess which one he played semi-pro?) He still plays in men’s league soccer, golf and makes time for tennis weekly, allowing him to stay familiar with the game.
Sports gave James the opportunity to develop skills of precision, determination, and drive - three attributes he hopes to instill in the young minds of FEAST Tennis and Golf this year. James firmly believes sports are a way for individuals to not only express their gifts but also provide children a way to challenge themselves. Additionally, his goal is to give our athletes the tools needed to make decisions on the court and on the course, and in life. He believes we can only measure success by overcoming our mistakes, by learning from failures, and conquering our fears.
The Tavera family has three amazing children: James II (13), Jacob (8), Lily (4). They’re members of CBC here in San Antonio, and faith plays a large role in their family. Sports gave James the opportunity to go to college at The University of the Incarnate Word, where he studied Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Graphic Arts. (PS: the answer is baseball!)