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)
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Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"i like that practices and games are same day; the program is well organized; staff is professional; website is user friendly"

Brian P.  (October 2017)

"The programs are so well run, the communication is fantastic and the overall feeling from the coaches and staff is one of inclusion, regardless of your child’s playing ability."

Helaine R.  (May 2018)

"The kids have fun while learning about the sport and sportsmanship. I love that practice and game are on the same day. "

Kate K.  (October 2017)

"I like the fact that it is convenient, the coaches are nice and the games are fun."

Sara N.  (May 2018)

"Love it that practice is right before the game. That makes it so much easier for working parents with busy schedules. "

Karyn P.  (October 2017)