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i9 Sports

Greater Wilmington Area, DE

Offering youth sports programs in Wilmington, Middletown, Newark, Bear

Diana Braendly - Program Director

Office: 302-894-3751

Weather Hotline: 302-285-9956

Email: diana.braendly@i9sports.com

Program Owners: Diana Braendly & Stephen Nkonu

Sports were a big part of Diana's life growing up in Staten Island, NY. She played basketball, soccer, and softball from a young age and earned a full scholarship to play basketball for the University of Notre Dame. Stephen grew up playing soccer...or futbol, as they call it in his hometown of Accra, Ghana. Stephen is also a black belt in shotokan karate!

This husband and wife pair are excited to provide children and families in their new hometown with the opportunity to participate in a program which is "The Way Youth Sports Should Be". Their goal is to bring smiles and fun memories to all of the kids and parents in the i9 Sports family. To start out they will focus on building out the existing programs in Middletown and Newark, but plan to expand to new areas in the near future. They will also expand the sports offering by adding lacrosse and volleyball in 2020. Stay tuned!
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2/3/2020
A message from i9 Sports
“While some of our Senior leagues might offer a boys or girls-only league for a more competitive offering, we recommend kids play coed sports under the age of 10,” said Alli Wentzell, Director of Sports Programming and Education at i9 Sports.  Learn more about why we play coed in our ... Read More
11/18/2019
A message from i9 Sports
Trying a sport for the first time can be challenging for any kid. Feeling confident about where to stand, when to shoot and what to do can be tough, especially for a child with autism.   But with the help of an encouraging basketball coach and a positive atmosphere at i9 Sports, 11-year-old Zenaiya's ... Read More
8/13/2019
A message from i9 Sports
We want to help kids find a sport or multiple sports they love, but we also want it to remain a fun game with friends! Find out more about why trying and playing multiple sports is an integral part of our programming on our newest blog post! ... Read More
7/5/2019
A message from i9 Sports
We understand that kids learn differently at every age. Through our age-appropriate programming, we’ve designed a curriculum for kids to master sports skills, build confidence, develop a love of sports and have fun! Learn more about how we design our sports programming to fit your child’s ... Read More
REVIEWS
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?


"I enjoy the program but most importantly my daughter is enjoying being part of a team and playing flag football. "


"Love that all kids play and are encouraged to stay engaged but to their comfort level! "


"Diana and coaches are wonderful!"


"Great way for my kids to work as a team and build confidence "


"Very organized fun and keeps the kids interested in the game"