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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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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Have you heard of our Refer a Friend Program? You can get $10 off your next registration for every friend you refer who also registers to play! Invite your friends to join the fun...the more friends the better. Members of i9 Sports can refer as many people to our programs as they would like. ... Read More
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No one wants to see their child suffer, so as the weather begins to warm up, make sure your child is prepared to handle hot game days and you are prepared to recognize the signs of heat-related illness. See our newest blog post for warning signs and tips on how to avoid heat related problems ... Read More
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"I9 sports is great way to learn the game while having fun and meet friends as well. Best part of the league is you play no matter how good you are without the pressures of winning. Great way for a kid to learn about the sport they sign up for and good life lessons as well!!!!!"

Jack N.  (May 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)

"The registration /administration process has been very organized and responsive, and the coaches and refs that are on-site for the events have been really engaged and great with the kids."

James O.  (May 2016)

"I really like that practice and games are on same day. The coaches, refs and staff are all very friendly and engaged. I like that all the kids get to play. The games are fun for the kids and parents alike!"

Donna S.  (May 2016)

"very organized. I like the goals set for each week and the opportunity for the kids to earn a medal. Coaches are good too."

Kimberly F.  (October 2016)