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i9 Sports Office

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!
Chicago, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square
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
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We are looking for our three biggest i9 Sports fans. Tell us why you are our BIGGEST fan and submit a picture of yourself all decked out in your i9 Sports gear. We can't wait to hear from you! We will narrow our contestants down to the top 9 and have all of our i9 Sports fans vote for their favorites. ... Read More
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"Organized, positive, relaxed"

William B.  (October 2016)

"There's a lot to praise when it comes to i9 sports. Some of the highlights for me are: Focus on sportsmanship, competition, and fun rather than "winning at any cost"; convenient Saturday game times; strong program directors; great interaction among the coaches/parents/players; emphasis on safety ... Read More

Dan G.  (May 2016)

"Easy to sign up. One day a week. Good communication"

Lisa M.  (May 2016)

"Its very organized. I like the themes behind each week so the kids learn its more than just scoring goals. The referees are also helping in engaging the kids to play and have fun."

Jose R.  (October 2016)

"I like that i9 sports highlights key ideas each week (IE sportsmanship, focus, communication, etc...) to remind the kids and coaches that it's not about the W and L - it is about learning the skills of the game and the skills of everyday life."

Maureen O.  (February 2016)