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: 8/16/2019 After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Important Program Details
Welcome to the 2019 Fall Season of i9 Sports Flag Football Location: Cary- Cary Academy
Opening Date: Sept 14th
Season End Date: Oct 26tth
i9 SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL
You will find that i9 Sports is an exciting alternative to other leagues, because we offer the features you value most:
- Unsurpassed organization and communication - Emphasis on fun that places the kids' needs first - Focus on basic skills, sportsmanship, team play and fairness - Convenience (practices and games on the same day) - Inclusiveness (balanced playing time for every player, every game) - Commitment to safety (mandatory certified background checks on all coaches)
League Format: Play is6 vs 6 (subject to change based on Age Divisions), with no intentional contact allowed. Teams are organized into divisions based on the age of the child. Teams will consist of a maximum of 12 players each. Each team will have an hour slotted for games preceded by a 30-60 minute practice (coaches’ discretion). You will only be at the fields for about one and half to two hours.
Age Divisions: determined by age groups (Subject to change based on # of participants registered)
5-9 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 although we cannot balance to 100%. To help assist in this balance there will be a maximum number of 6 special requests allowed on any team (based on the date of registration) No exceptions.
10-14 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 Flag Football 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.
Equipment: The league provides each player with an official i9 Sports Flag Football reversible jersey (your child can keep this) and flag belt. Players may wear shorts or sweats of any type, as long as they do not have pockets or belt loops, and as long as they are not red. Appropriate footwear includes football/soccer rubber cleats (no metal). Each player must use a mouth guard at all times during play.
Awards: Each week one player from each team will be awarded an i9 Sports Sportsmanship Medal for demonstrating the value for that week. All kids will receive an i9 Sports Participation Medal. In addition, all division winners will receive a trophy.
Coaches & Referees: All coaches, usually a volunteer parent of a child playing on the team, will receive mandatory certified background checks. Please consider volunteering! Coaches will find the experience personally rewarding.All volunteers who register for Head Coach or Assistant Coach will receive a $25 credit on your i9 Sports Member account for a future season. Please register at current tier pricing then contact the office for details on discount.All referees are trained to ensure the highest level of professionalism during all games.
Interactive Website: You can register to play, access schedules, view standings and team/player statistics, review game rules, and get the latest league news at our state-of-the-art website. The website is updated on a regular basis so please check the site often.
Weather Statement:This is an OUTDOOR program and will be subject to weather conditions. All decisions to play on game day will be based on current weather & field conditions, and will be subject to the venue owners decision. If we do in fact have weather conditions that cause us to cancel we will attempt to make up at least 2 games within a season. After that everything regarding makeups will be based on scheduling with the venue owners and how far it affects future season start dates. Because of all of the costs built into running the leagues, we cannot provide refunds for dates missed. If dates are not made up pro-rated credits will be provided to the member's account.
Games are played: Outdoors
Equipment Sold At Field: Mouth pieces can be purchased at the field for $5.00
Restrooms: Available on premises
Seating: Very limited; please bring a chair to ensure your comfort
"I love the Coaches and whole attitude of the organization. My kids love playing with i9 sports. "
Melissa F.(October 2018)
"Fun, very organized, ran by people with good character!"
Kim R.(March 2013)
"Practice and game time are on the same day. This makes it so convenient for busy families and still allows kids to learn sports without too heavy of a commitment. This makes it fun for them with very little pressure. It’s a great way to get them introduced before the tween/teen years of competitiv ... Read More
Donia S.(March 2019)
"I like that the practice and games are back to back on the same day"
April S.(May 2019)
"It’s great that all of the kids get equal playing time. I also love that I-9 teaches kids a weekly lesson."