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
Enter Our GIVEAWAY to Win A Free Back to School Prize Pack! Your kids will be back in school before you know it, and after checking off all of your to-do's like doctor's appointments and shopping for supplies, you deserve to treat yourself. So, enter to win the perfect backpack for your child ... Read More
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"The program has thought my daughter to be a team player as well as show her how to be committed. This is our Coach's first season, she has been very good with the kids and is easy to talk to. Also, the website and scheduling have been very easy to use. I love the program and think it is great for ... Read More

Shanna J.  (August 2017)

"I like they only take up one day of the week. Plus they rotate the kids often so everyone gets a chance to play."

David B.  (May 2017)

"That the main message is have fun. Also that it’s all inclusive, practice & games, on the same day. That’s a real plus for families, especially since most of our kids are involved in more than one activity."

Kregg C.  (February 2018)

"The coaches keep it fun and interesting while teaching not only the baseball skills but also team skills such as being a good team player. "

Melissa G.  (October 2017)

"This has been our fourth season with i9 (soccer) and we love it. I can’t express enough how kind and patient Coach Jenny is to the children she coaches. She recognizes each child’s unique personality and does all she can to adjust her coaching style to suit that child’s needs and their skill. Th ... Read More

Athena L.  (February 2018)