A Multi Child Discount of $10.00 is automatically applied for additional children after initial registration in the same season (clinics excluded).
Final Registration Deadline: 12/14/2018 After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Important Program Details
i9 Sports 2019 Winter Basketball League.
We are offering an volunteer coach coed led league that will include skills instruction, drills and weekly games as well.
Philosophy: As with all things i9 we start with fun. The program/league is designed to be fun, educational, inclusive, safe and challenging for the kids and convenient for parents. All players get equal playing time in our league games. The younger kids will all get equal attention and opportunity in the instructional program as well. The focus of the program is teaching basketball fundamentals, building confidence, learning good sportsmanship/teamwork and of course, making it a great experience for each child.
Program Information: Grades K - 8: We will divide the kids into grade appropriate groups. Tentative age groupings are:
K - Instructional league format
1st/2nd - League format
3rd/4th - League format
5th/6th - League format
7th/8th - League format
Based on final enrollment it is possible that we will need to adjust the age groups and format as necessary.
i9 Officials/Instructors: We will use experienced basketball officials at all levels. All officials will go through a criminal background check for safety and all will be trained to teach i9's philosophy and core values. The officials will offer additional instruction during the course of the games.
Coaches: We will use volunteer coaches for the league teams. All coaches will go through a criminal background check for safety and all will be trained to teach i9's philosophy and core values.
Location: The program will be held at Westminster Christian School at 2700 W. Highland Road in Elgin.
Dates and Times: This program will run from Saturday, January 5th through Saturday, February 23rd. Start times will be between 8:00am and 1:00pm each Saturday. There may be an occasional Friday night session for the older groups if necessary. Specific times will be determined based on enrollment. Format: This program is designed to teach the kids basketball fundamentals and give them game time experience. Our volunteer coaches will have access to the same drills our i9 Instructors use to provide a series of progressive drills to improve all aspects of your child's game. As always, we will focus on sportsmanship and teamwork, which are essential elements in basketball and teach the kids great life lessons.
Grade K will play mainly half-court on an eight foot rim
Grades 1st /2nd will play full-court on a eight foot rim
Ages 3rd/4th will play full court on a nine foot rim
Ages 5th/6th will play full court on a ten foot rim
Ages 7th/8th will play full court on a ten foot rim
During games, there are rules modifications based on the level of experience. It will also insure equal playing time for each child and improve the quality of play. ***Rim height will be adjusted if necessary.
Equipment: All players will receive an official i9 Sports reversible jersey. Parents or guardians need to provide comfortable gym shorts or sweatpants with no pockets (or belt loops) and gym shoes. Mouth guards are optional, but encouraged.
Awards: Each week one child from each team will be awarded an i9Sports Sportsmanship Medal for demonstrating the value for the week.
"I like that the programs are well-organized. And the format is very convenient having the practices right before the games. Only takes 1 day out of the weekly schedule, and then the kids are able to implement what they just learned in practice. "
Larissa Z.(December 2018)
"I love the coach (coach t) and how he's patient with the kids and how he makes learning the game fun for them. The program is a great program!!!! God blessings to I9 Sports "
Ray R.(October 2018)
"I love that practices and games are on the same day and love that you focus on sportsmanship values!"
Jen C.(December 2017)
"The focus is based on getting the kids to all participate while teaching them a skill."