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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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3/29/2016
A message from Program Director Brian Watkins (Chicago, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square)
We are honored to have been featured in the recent Chicago Tribune cover page article regarding the spike in flag football participation across the country.  Find out why so many families are choosing i9 Sports flag football for their children.   Youth Flag Football Participation Rises Amid ... Read More
11/18/2019
A message from i9 Sports
Trying a sport for the first time can be challenging for any kid. Feeling confident about where to stand, when to shoot and what to do can be tough, especially for a child with autism.   But with the help of an encouraging basketball coach and a positive atmosphere at i9 Sports, 11-year-old Zenaiya's ... Read More
11/18/2019
A message from i9 Sports
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8/13/2019
A message from i9 Sports
We want to help kids find a sport or multiple sports they love, but we also want it to remain a fun game with friends! Find out more about why trying and playing multiple sports is an integral part of our programming on our newest blog post! ... Read More
7/5/2019
A message from i9 Sports
We understand that kids learn differently at every age. Through our age-appropriate programming, we’ve designed a curriculum for kids to master sports skills, build confidence, develop a love of sports and have fun! Learn more about how we design our sports programming to fit your child’s ... Read More
REVIEWS
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?


"•organization •everything is online •opportunity to get text message alerts •skill focus •character focus "


"Coaching Values Location "


"I love that you can play with your friends and that it emphasizes good sportsmanship. Also like that they are highly unlikely to cancel so you get your games in!! The organizer Brian is awesome!! Great communication. Good values. Thanks. "


"The practice and game combo in same time slot!"


"Age appropriate, enhances skill, kids have fun."