|Program Director:||Whitney Graham|
There will be no games on Saturday - 11/09/19 and Saturday - 11/30/19
|Weeks Of Play:||7|
|Practices:||On game day - held prior to game|
Ages 3 - 4
Will start at a time between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Ages 5 - 6
Will start at a time between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Ages 7 - 8
Will start at a time between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM
Ages 9 - 10
Will start at a time between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM
|Who Plays:||Boys & Girls (Ages 3 - 10)|
|Age As Of 12/7/2019|
904 W. Chapel Hill St.
Durham NC 27701
|If you pay by 8/12/2019:||$140.00|
|If you pay by 9/16/2019:||$150.00|
|If you pay after 9/16/2019:||$170.00|
Welcome to i9 Sports of South Durham and Orange County- 2019 Fall 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.
5-10 yr olds- These are recreational/beginner 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.
11-13 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 throughout the season.
Location : All games and practices are played currently on Saturday (approx 9:00am-4:00pm): 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.
Emily K Center
904 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
League Dates: Play is scheduled to tip off October 12th and end on December 7th. 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 9am-4pm 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 three-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: 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:
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 scrimmages 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.
Games are played: Indoors
Restrooms: Available on premises
Seating: Bleachers/seating on premises
Blackout Dates: There will be no games on Saturday - 11/9/18 and 11/30/18
Have additional questions about this program?
Program Director: Whitney Graham
|Program Director:||Whitney Graham|
"This is our first year with i9 sports and my children and I are very pleased. I like that saturday is the only day for practice and the games lol that's fits our schedules very well,i like all the friendly as staff..coaches,referees etc."
Chrystal T. (December 2014)
"Well organized, positive, and fun introduction to sports for young kids. One day a week practice and game format is great and keeps kids and families engaged and participating. The combination of permanent staff and volunteer adult coaches and an emphasis on sportsmanship and a positive attitude t
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Margaret S. (March 2016)
"Great staff, well organized "
Ivy P. (February 2019)
"Not competitive and an enjoyable program where children can just enjoy learning and playing different sports."
Angela C. (February 2019)
"The staff is amazing"
Ryan M. (November 2018)