i9 Sports

Chicago Northside, IL

Offering youth sports programs in Chicago, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square

Brian Watkins - Program Director

Office: 773-245-7834

Weather Hotline: 773-245-7842

Email: brian.watkins@i9sports.com

Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, I've now been a proud Chicagoan for over a decade. After spending my first ten years as an Elementary Science teacher and coach within Chicago Public Schools, I am excited to continue my passion for working with kids and sports as the Area Developer and Program Director of i9 Sports. I am grateful for the opportunity to be directly involved in providing a positive youth sporting experience for as many children as possible throughout the North Side community. As a father of three, I'm quickly realizing just how rapidly the time passes and the importance of creating lasting memories with every chance we get. Having fun in the moment, practicing toward continuous improvement, forming life-long friendships, and learning how to win and lose with grace helps develop the entire child as only sports can do. We hope to see you and your family on the i9 Sports field soon as we provide a fun, safe, and convenient experience beyond the game!
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Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"Wonderful program teaching sportsmanship and the love of soccer. I have two boys and both of them are so happy we've done i9sports two years in a row and would continue. Thank you to all the coaches."

Paula C.  (May 2018)

"Love it that practice is right before the game. That makes it so much easier for working parents with busy schedules. "

Karyn P.  (October 2017)

"Well organized, good participation, good communication and low commitment with practice and game in one day."

Audrey J.  (May 2018)

"I like the i9 Sports programs because they are geared towards a positive sports experience for kids of all ages and skill levels. I really like the emphasis on lessons for each week around sportsmanship, sharing, etc. The one day a week practice then game is great as well to help parents and kids ... Read More

David B.  (October 2017)

"Great team work and skill development in a non threatening environment. "

Catherine B.  (May 2018)