i9 Sports

SW Cuyahoga and Medina Counties, OH

Offering youth sports programs in Cleveland, Strongsville, Medina, North Olmsted

Hec Hixson - Program Director

The i9 Sports program in Cuyahoga and Medina counties is managed by Hec Hixson & Brock Malinowski They have a passion for fun and fitness and coaching youth sports has led them to Area Developers. They exemplify the i9 Sports model where FUN is the priority, highlighted by a safe environment. Their goal is to provide programs that are inclusive, educational, teach good sportsmanship and are organized for parents. They understand busy life schedules as they are involved in their kids' sports, church and community. Their program provides the convenience of same-day practice and game schedules.

Sports offered include Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Zip Lacrosse and T-Ball. We have multiple playing locations around your area, including Strongsville, North Ridgeville/North Olmstead, and Medina to make it convenient for your family.
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A message from Program Director Hec Hixson (Cleveland, Strongsville, Medina, North Olmsted)
2020 Spring Sports programs (Flag Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Zip Lacrosse, Soccer, and T-Ball/Coach Pitch are open for registration.  REGISTER BY MARCH 13th, 2020 AND SAVE $20!!. We will have venues in the Brunswick, Hinckley, Strongsville, Medina and North Olmsted, Parma Heights areas, ... Read More
A message from Program Director Hec Hixson (Cleveland, Strongsville, Medina, North Olmsted)
Volleyball will be coming to i9 Sports in the Spring of 2020! We will be having a league at the 3D Center in Strongsville. It will be like our other leagues and we will have a practice and game on the same day ran by an experienced volleyball sports coordinator! The season will be 7 weeks long! Don't ... Read More
A message from Program Director Hec Hixson (Cleveland, Strongsville, Medina, North Olmsted)
We will now have basketball programs and clinics on the west side of Cleveland in North Ridgeville! Basketball programs will be available for the Late Fall and Winter Seasons!
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A message from Program Director Hec Hixson (Cleveland, Strongsville, Medina, North Olmsted)
2020 Indoor Winter Sports programs (Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Zip Lacrosse and T-Ball/Coach Pitch) are open for registration! The registration deadline is October11th! SEASON STARTS January 3rd, 2020 AND SAVE $20!!  We will have venues in the Hinckley, Strongsville, Parma Heights ... Read More
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
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
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
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
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"It’s structured and organized especially for the younger kids. Good communication with parents and coaches before practice. "

"The coaches are great! They work so well with the kids. "

"All of the sports offered, and locations"


"I’m very happy with the patience of the coaches with the littles in t-ball. They are awesome and do their jobs well. Thank you!"