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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
1/8/2019
A message from i9 Sports
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12/4/2018
A message from i9 Sports
Coaching with i9 Sports gives you the chance to make that type of impression on a young athlete. With our core principles of fun, age-appropriate instruction, convenience and good sportsmanship, we can help you create memorable moments and teach important values that will stay with kids for a lifetime.     Find ... Read More
11/29/2018
A message from i9 Sports
Logan Smith, a site manager and volunteer coach in Argyle, Texas is taking the lessons he learned playing for i9 Sports as a kid and using them to help influence the next generation of i9 Sports athletes. Read his story here! ... Read More
REVIEWS
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?


"It is very organized. Games start on time. i9sports promotes teamwork and just plain fun. We like that the games and practices are all Saturday. "


"Age appropriate "


"Facilities are great. Program is very organized and communication is really good. Brian, our program director, is also very responsive, helpful, and understanding. "


"Practice and games are on the same day and at the same location each week. Also, the emphasis is on enjoying the game which is what we were looking for since Playong sports is a hobby and not a career goal for our kids. "


"Same day prac and game. Positive for kids. "