Special Note for Summer 2020
As we begin the careful process of “reopening” to a new normal, we know the desire to play sports again remains strong. And we are just as eager to stage soccer. Just as important, however, is the need to reopen in a way that keeps you and your family safe, and follows the rules of our public health authorities.
As such, we have adjusted our summer program to comply with social distancing rules while positioning ourselves for a smooth transition to our traditional format, when that is allowed to resume. Until we get the all-clear from health authorities for game play, time at the fields will consist of drills, games and stations. These will be set up for players to work on their sport-specific skills under the direction of parent volunteer and staff coaches. All done in a small-group setting.
Many other precautions will be taken at each venue, including minimizing the number of people on site at one time. The venues will be stocked with sanitizing stations, including hand sanitizer — yes, we found some — and disinfectant and wipes. Staff will wear gloves and parent volunteer coaches provided gloves to wear. Many other steps to ensure your child’s safety will be shared closer to the start of the season.
Most of our summer programs are scheduled to start June 7, depending on location, but we know the situation is fluid. Depending on the venue and decisions from local leaders, we may need to start a week or two later. No one really knows for sure. But should we be unable to play at all this summer, every player registered will be given a full credit good for a future season.
In the meantime, please follow the advice of our public health experts so we can all get back to playing the sports we love and help all kids succeed in life through sports.
- 7-Week Schedule - Including an opening day.
- Everybody plays. Every game!
- There are No Tryouts, No Drafts, and No Fundraisers!
- Teams are organized in divisions based on the age of the child. Depending on age group and format, teams range from 6 to 12 children on the roster.
- Practices are conveniently held on game day - just prior to the game.
||Players on Field
||3 - 4 & 5 - 6
||3 v 3
||7 - 9
||4 v 4
|30 or 45 mins
||30 or 45 mins
||4 v 4
|30 or 45 mins
||30 or 45 mins
(Age ranges and times may vary.)
- An official i9 Sports® Reversible Soccer Jersey is provided and included in your fee
- Players may wear black shorts or sweatpants (No pockets or belt loops)
- Rubber cleats or sneakers (No metal spikes)
- Shin guards are required at all times during play
- Mouthguards are strongly recommended
Each week one child from each team will be awarded an i9 Sports Sportsmanship Medal for demonstrating the value for that week. Championship winners per age group will receive a trophy at the end of the season except for Pee Wee. All Pee Wee players will receive a participation award.
Coaches & Referees
All coaches and referees are i9 Sports Certified and undergo a background check.
Coaching is both rewarding and fun! If you are interested in learning more about coaching with i9 Sports, please visit the “Become A Coach” page of the website or sign up during the registration process.
There will be an i9 Sports Site Manager as well as an i9 Sports Soccer Coordinator on site to assist in programming details and provide support to players, coaches, and parents. These staff members undergo a background check.
i9 Sports Families
It is the essence of the i9 Sports Experience to have families attend practice and games to cheer on their athlete(s). We encourage at least one parent or guardian to join in all game day activities as a spectator, motivator and role model. Let's work together to put the "fun" back into youth sports!
Registration/Refund Policy: After the final deadline, any remaining available positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you registered after the deadline, you may still make buddy or coach requests but they are no longer guaranteed. There will be NO REFUNDS after the deadline. If for any reason your child can no longer participate, we can transfer your child’s registration to another sport or season.