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: 12/10/2018 After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Important Program Details
Welcome to i9 Sports of South Wake County- 2019 Winter Basketball Season
i9 Sports is pleased to offer a variety of exciting features in our leagues:
Interactive Website: You can register to play, access schedules, view standings and team/player statistics, read up on rules, and get the latest league news at our state-of-the-art site.
League Format: Play is 5-on-5, full-court with adjustable rims based on ages. Everyone gets to play every week, with the coach’s goal of playing everyone an equal amount of time. There are approximately 8-10 players per team.
Age Divisions: 5-10 yr olds- These are recreational/beginer style age divisions with skill instruction lead by our staff each week during practice time. These age divisions will be more about fun, fundamentals and sportsmanship while learning the game. We will attempt to balance the teams in the best possible way that we can although we cannot balance to 100%. To help assist in this balance there will be a maximum number of 5 special requests allowed on any team (based on the date of registration) No exceptions.
11-16 yr olds- These are more competitive age divisions while still highly focused on sportsmanship. These age divisions are coach driven practices with the assistance of our i9 Sports Staff Instructors. In this league you may see entire teams coming in as special requests and that have played together in the past. At this age things become naturally more spirited in basketball and balance becomes too difficult to achieve. You may see a balance of teams or one or two dominant teams. Either way there will be a focus on fun and sportsmanship through out the season.
Location : All games and practices are played currently on Saturday (approx 11am-6:30pm): Exact time frames for age group will be provided the closer we get to the season opener. Times will start with the youngest age group to the oldest age group.
Cary Academy 1500 N Harrison Ave Cary NC 27513
League Dates: (Final dates will be confirmed by venue owner) Play is scheduled to tip off January 19th and end on March 2nd. School scheduling always take priority over our schedule and sometimes changes have to made on our dates and times. If in fact this does happen we will notify the league by email as early as possible. We try our best to ensure this doesn't happen however this will be ultimately decided by the venue owners. Your practices and games will be on Saturday afternoons only, between 11am-6:00pm Schedules will be generated closer to opening day(Approx 10-14 days prior)and are based on the number of registrations. Each game consists of four quarters (time based on age group) separated by a five-minute rest at half-time.
Equipment: The league provides each player an official i9 Sports reversible jersey. Athletic shoes, shorts or warm up pants are required (parent provided).
Coaches/Referees:We will need volunteer coaches for this league. To volunteer you must complete the volunteer application during the registration process. All coaches must be certified and background screened. Parents or family members are encouraged to participate as coaches or team helpers and will find the experience personally rewarding. Referees are all certified by i9 Sports to ensure the highest degree of professionalism and fairness.
Awards: i9 Sports Participation award for all players: Individual trophies for division champions (in league format only). Opportunity to earn weekly sportsmanship awards for a player from each team.
The i9 Philosophy: We operate our leagues according to a set of defining goals. We are committed to: - Most of all creating a fun youth sport program for players and parents
- Ensuring the safety of the players, coaches, and officials
- Teaching fundamental basketball skills
- Developing good sportsmanship traits
Evaluations: Evaluations of players will be made during practice and games by the staff and coaches on Opening Day to ensure that we have a good balance of skill levels on each team. Some movements and adjustments may be made after the first week if necessary.
"Kids get playing time and one kid being chosen after each game to receive the award for best performance! I felt with the price it would’ve been more fundamentals been taught! At the end of the day my son is enjoying himself and meeting/making new friends! Yes if he wants to participate next year ... Read More
Theodora S.(December 2018)
"I like the fact that i9 is inclusive so all different types of kids are eligible to play. The kids get more out of playing then just playing sports, they learn to interact with different kids, learn compassion, sportsmanship and respect. The atmosphere at i9 is alwasy very welcoming, friendly and ... Read More
Jacob D.(March 2013)
"Laid back atmosphere, positive experience for all levels"
Kristen S.(October 2018)
"Well organized and keeps the kids energized and engaged!"