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: 8/7/2020 After this date, any remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Important Program Details
Welcome to the 2020 Fall Season of i9 Sports Flag Football! Games will be played at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, with some of the games (For the Senior Division Only) potentially being at one of our other locations (email league for details).
***Senior Division (age group 10+) may be a semi travel league where half of the games may be in Rochester, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Lake Orion, West Bloomfield, Shelby Township, or Chesterfield and the rest at your home field (games can be played on Saturday or Sunday and we attempt to keep them as close to your home field as possible).
All other age groups (ages 4-9 and younger 10) will play all of other games at the location you sign up for.
All Division have experienced, paid i9 instructors ready to assist, organize, and support our trained volunteers during practices and games.
7 Week Schedule - Including an opening day and playoffs.
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 consist of 9 - 10 players on rosters.
Practices are conveniently held on game day - just prior to the game.
4 - 6
5 v 5
7 – 10
5 v 5
5 v 5
(Age ranges and times may vary.)
An official i9 Sports® Reversible Flag Football Jersey is provided and included in your fee
An official i9 Sports® flag belt is provided for use
Players may wear shorts or sweatpants (No pockets or belt loops)
Rubber cleats or sneakers (No metal spikes)
Mouth guards are required at all times during play – Sold at the Field for $3
i9 Sports Flag Football Curriculum by Age:
Pee Wee (ages 4-6) – At this age, playing football on a team is a new skill and we strive to make the experience fun for all! Depending on the divisions, we have combined instructional practices or individual team practices where coaches work through basic to advanced drills. Our goal is to help our youngest players begin to understand the most important and fundamental flag football concepts such as:
a) End zones and out of bounds b) How offensive positions work c) Basic plays d) Techniques to properly pull a flag belt e) Strategies to run and throw a football
Players participate in an approximate 30 minute practice, followed by a 60 minute game with another team. During the game, everyone has opportunities to play different positions and make contact with the football. This helps players gain experience and learn about the basics of football. Our paid i9 instructors are also readily available to work with trained volunteer parents at any time to offer support, practice suggestions, and run drills if needed.
By the end of the season, pee wee players show improved passing, catching, and teamwork strategies. Most importantly, players in the Pee Wee Division learn that being a part of a team and playing flag football is FUN!
Junior (ages 7-10)&Senior (11 +) - At this age level, kids begin to play in more depth and our coaches are able to focus on more sophisticated skill development. Kids in this age group have a better grasp of the game of football, so there are few different rules in this division. More intricate passing plays are used and the defense is allowed to blitz. Depending on the divisions, we have combined instructional practices or individual team practices where coaches work through basic to advanced drills. In this division, we focus on teaching the following:
a) The role and purpose of offensive positions b) More developed plays – passing the ball, not just handing off c) Techniques to properly pull a flag belt d) Strategies to run and throw a football with good form e) More advanced rules for offense and defense f) Offensive and defensive formations
Players participate in a 30 minute practice, followed by a 60 minute game with another team. During the game, everyone has opportunities to play different positions and make contact with the football. This helps players gain experience and learn about the importance of each position on a football team. Our paid i9 instructors are also readily available to work with trained volunteer parents at any time to offer support, practice suggestions, and run drills if needed.
By the end of the season, junior and senior players show improved throwing, passing, catching, and teamwork strategies. Most importantly, players in these divisions really begin to understand the game of football like never before!
Awards Each player will receive an i9 Sportsmanship Award during the season. These awards are given to a few players each week for demonstrating the "sportsmanship value" for that week (all players will receive one by the end of the season). In addition to the Sportsmanship Award, all players will receive a super cool, end of the season "Personalized, Sport Specific i9 Medal."
All coaches 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. We provide weekly, age-appropriate practice plans to make sure the coaching experience is organized, fun, and stress-free!And, of course, volunteer coaches always have an experienced i9 Sports staff member nearby for support, if needed, during practices or game time.
There will be an i9 Sports Site Manager as well as an i9 Sports Flag Football Coordinator on site to assist in programming details and provide support to players, coaches, and parents. These staff members undergo a background check. This is unique to most other leagues.Our instructors come to every practice/game with a great deal of knowledge; not just about sports, but about kids and know exactly the right strategy, drill, and/or technique to motivate any player.
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!
Games are played: Outdoors
Equipment Sold At Field: $3 Mouth Guards
Restrooms: Available on premises
Seating: Please bring a chair as there are no bleachers/seating at this location
"They are very good with the kids. It teaches them team work and good sportsmanship!"
Lisa P.(December 2019)
" The league is so well organized. Communications are clear and organizers utilize many methods to get important information to parents. Most importantly, the sessions are focused on the kids having fun and building good listening and teamwork skills. Thank you for making it a positive experie ... Read More
Siobhan C.(June 2017)
"Well organized and fun. I am a helper this season and even I've learned a lot about football. "
Jeresa M.(June 2019)
"Organized, helpful staff"
Jeffrey M.(March 2019)
"I like the diversity and laid back fun environment for the kids. "