i9 Sports

East Columbus, OH

Offering youth sports programs in Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington

James Houston - Program Director

Office: 614-467-4686

Weather Hotline: 614-341-7016

Email: james.houston@i9sports.com

I grew up intimidated to play sports because I got a late start due to living overseas. One day, I put my reservations aside and went out for the High School Baseball team as a junior. I ended up making the team and once I did, I always regretted not getting involved sooner. I only got 2 years out of a sport I loved because I was afraid I wouldn't get the opportunity to play.

When I started my kids in i9 Sports, I felt a bond to this program, because I knew kids like me had a home. A place where every child, regardless of experience or skill level, will get the opportunity to play the sport they choose. Where you learn about sportsmanship and that “it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game” isn’t just a saying, but part of the i9 Sports vision. I knew this was more than a potential career, it was a calling.

My #1 goal is that your child will learn the sport, enjoy healthy competition and have a whole lot of FUN. i9 Sports really is how youth sports should be!
Find A Program Near You
A message from Program Director James Houston (Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington)
Our fast growing instructional soccer program is back for the Spring of 2015.  The registration deadline has passed but we still have some open spots in some age divisions. Where?:  Gahanna (Academy Park) and Pickerington (Sycamore Park) Who?:  Co-Ed ages 3-10 When?:  Sunday ... Read More
A message from Program Director James Houston (Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington)
Basketball at Gahanna Christian Academy - starts January 17th.  Ages 5-12.  We will play Saturday afternoon/evening.  Sign up by November 7th to save $10 off the regular season rate. Indoor instructional soccer at Four Seasons Sports- starts January 18th.  Ages 3-10.  Time ... Read More
A message from Program Director James Houston (Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington)
FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 15TH! Secure your spot for the best rate today! Instructional Soccer  Flag Football Join us for the Fun!!  Uniforms and awards are included, sibling discount $10, no fundraisers! ... Read More
A message from Program Director James Houston (Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington)
I hope you are having a great summer!  I wanted to announce some great news about our Fall 2014 instructional soccer program at Academy Park in Gahanna! Amanda Pride will be the lead instructor for the Fall soccer program.  Amanda holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University ... Read More
A message from Program Director James Houston (Columbus, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington)
Fall registration deadline is Friday, August 15th!  SECURE YOUR SPOT AT THE BEST RATE TODAY!  Instructional Soccer  Flag Football UNIFORMS & AWARDS INCLUDED, SIBLING DISCOUNT OF $10, NO FUNDRAISERS!  ... Read More
A message from i9 Sports
We are so thankful for our wonderful customers and want to give you the chance to win a $250 gift card. Enter to win today so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping by clicking here! ... Read More
A message from i9 Sports
Kids need healthy options before, during, and after games to get the energy they need to play and to recover after. We’ve got ideas for everyone, even kids with a sweet tooth on our gameday snacks blog post. Check it out by clicking here!     ... Read More
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"I love that all kids have an opportunity to participate and learn about more than just the sports. Our coach is doing a phenomenal job teaching them the game and other things like courage and sharing. "

"It’s fun, friendly and the coach has been WONDERFUL with my son who has had no experience in sports at all. The kids and parents are super friendly as well! I like that it’s a practice followed by a game so people like me that work late into the evenings can have a chance to get their kids into
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"It’s organized, fun for the kids, and a safe environment for learning! "

"It is only one day a week! The kids love it and as a parent we love that I9 teaches values and focuses on one particular value every week!"

"It has a good ratio of child to instructor! I also really appreciate that they're not only teaching them the basics of the sport, but also good life skills (teamwork, courage, sportsmanship)!"