“Buddy” requests are honored when possible, so tell your friends to sign up and request to play on your child’s team.
“Coach” requests are also honored when possible. However, to eliminate stacked teams, we may limit the number of kids that can request a certain coach.
Teams are organized in divisions based on age brackets. Normally 7-10 players per team.
One practice per week, conveniently held on Saturday - just prior to the game. Great for busy families!
Restrooms are provided on-site.
Coaches are not provided! Just like all youth sports leagues, all coaches are volunteer parents or other family members. Each team needs a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach. Please consider volunteering to be either a Head Coach or Assistant. The children need your support!
(PRACTICE & GAME)
4 - 6
5 on 5 (Cross Court)
7 - 12
60 - 90 minutes
5 on 5 (Full Court)
(Format and ages may vary- example: some divisions may have a 3-year age difference, while others may have a 2-year age difference, depending on the number of kids registered in each division. Minimum age eligibility is based on the child turning the minimum age by the last day of the season in which the child is registered)
Basketball for age 4 may be an instructional program. Ages 5 & up are basketball leagues.
(Instructional programs may be substituted for league play, depending on number of kids registered in each age division) Equipment/Uniforms:
The following are provided by i9 Sports and are included in the registration fee, either for use on-site, or for the player to keep at the end of the season (as noted below):
An official i9 Sports® Reversible Basketball Tank (included and belongs to player)
Basketballs (one practice ball and one game ball per team), practice cones, colored wristbands for training purposes (used for ages 4 & up) (All equipment, including basketballs, cones and wristbands are provided for players use while on-site only, and are not allowed to be removed from the facility). Please return all equipment to i9 Sports staff after each game.
The following items are not included in the registration fee:
Shorts or sweatpants (preferably navy, gray, or white) (required)
Sneakers or basketball shoes (no street shoes allowed) (required)
Players are required to bring their own basketball for practice. (required)
Awards: Every week we teach a new sportsmanship value to each of our players. At the end of each game, one child from each team will be awarded an i9 Sports – “Sportsmanship Medal” - for demonstrating the value for that week. The child will also receive a “Weekly Sportsmanship Award Winner” yard sign to take home for one week to proudly display in their yard. The yard sign needs to be returned the next game day, but your child gets to keep their medal. Only one Sportsmanship Medal will be awarded per child per season, but all children will receive one by the end of the season.
At the end of the season, each child will receive an i9 Sports Basketball award.
Coaches: All coaches are i9 Sports Certified and undergo a criminal background check. Coaches are volunteer parents or other family members.
Refunds or Credit: If a child’s registration is canceled at least 10 days before Opening Day, you may choose either a credit toward a future season or a full refund. No refunds are allowed if requested less than 10 days before opening day. No refunds are provided due to weather-related cancellations. Coaching is the parent’s responsibility, so refunds are not provided due to a team not having a coach.
Weather: When inclement weather is in the forecast, you can contact our weather hotline at 682-235-9562, to find out if games are canceled or delayed. Please call the weather hotline on Saturday morning beforeheading to your game. We do our best to keep the weather hotline up to date. However, the weather changes quickly in Texas and there are times when we will not be able to provide advanced notice of cancellations or delays. Note: Due to weather being out of our control, no refunds are given due to missed games because of weather conditions. Additionally, due to running back-to-back seasons year-round, we only have the opportunity to provide one makeup game per season
Games are played: Indoors
Ball Sizes: 27.5” Ages 4-9
28.5” Ages 10-12
Rim Height: Goal heights:
6-7’, 8’, 9’ & 10’
Age 4-5 years old – 6’ - 7'
Age 6-7 years old – 8’
Age 8-9 years old – 9’
Age 10-12 years old – 10’
Restrooms: Available on premises
Seating: Bleachers/seating on premises
Blackout Dates: There will be no games on Saturday - 12/22/18 and Saturday - 12/29/18
"The kids have fun, they actually keep score also Losing and winning both need to be learned"
Oscar H.(March 2014)
"Friendly staff. Well run program. The kids are experiencing what i9 set out to accomplish...having fun!"
Todd D.(March 2015)
"Saturday games and practice with a focus on fun and not pressure."
Michelle H.(March 2014)
"Outr grandson had never played basketball and needed instruction and confidence, he received both. Have already registered him for up coming season to play football. I really like your concept of teaching kids the fundamentals Proud Yaya"
Vicci H.(March 2015)
"I like that these kids are playing for fun and there is no pressure as in Select sports. i9 makes each kid feel important and this is very good for their self-esteem."