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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
3/13/2019
A message from i9 Sports
A survey* among youth athletes revealed that 31% wished adults weren’t watching their games – they said mostly because adults yell too much, are too distracting, make players nervous and put pressure on them to play better and win. At i9 Sports we always strive to create a positive ... Read More
3/7/2019
A message from i9 Sports
St. Patrick's Day is almost here and it might just be your LUCKY DAY! Enter by March 17th for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Share the giveaway with your friends and each friend you refer who also enters will get you an extra entry.  ENTER HERE!   ... Read More
2/2/2019
A message from i9 Sports
Ready to try a new sport? A sport that is lightning fast, high-energy, and fun for both boys and girls? i9 Sports® is excited to bring you ZIP Lacrosse™, a new lacrosse format that’s taking the nation by storm! ZIP Lacrosse is a fast-paced, non-contact, 3 on 3 game for participants ... Read More
REVIEWS
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?


"Convenience "


"Teaching the game is important but there’s still a little competition too!"


"The coaches and refs are so patient and willing to teach the kids."


"It’s great! "


"The program is very organized. There is efficient communication. And facilities are great."