i9 Sports

Wilmington & Jacksonville, NC

Offering youth sports programs in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead

Craig Decatur - Program Director

Office: 910-667-2299

Weather Hotline: 910-350-8582

Email: craig.decatur@i9sports.com

Owners, Jay and Danielle Mechtly, are passionate about providing the best youth sports leagues in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead and surrounding areas. In Dec of 2013 Jay was transferred by Corning to a new position in Fort Worth, TX. While there, they were introduced to i9 Sports as parents of 3 flag football players and a cheerleader. Their great experience as parents and their desire to move back to Wilmington, NC led them to open the i9 Sports – Wilmington & Jacksonville Franchise in 2015.

i9 Sports – Wilmington & Jacksonville's programs include Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Zip Lacrosse, T-Ball/Baseball and Cheerleading for boys and girls ages 3 to 17. These programs are offered year-round. If you are looking for a safe and positive environment for your child to make new friends, have fun, learn valuable life skills such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and more, Jay and Danielle would be honored to have you join them.
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A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus and out of a concern for the safety of all of our families we are postponing the start of the Spring season.    We will continue to closely monitor the situation very closely and will be following the guidance of State and Local officials. At this ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
Are you looking for a summer camp to keep your child entertained during his/her summer vacation? We have the perfect camp for you! We are taking the safe, positive and fun environment that our leagues are known for and offering it in a summer camp!    Three weeks offered: 6/15 through 6/19 ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
What is the best Sport for your Child to Play first? We get this question all the time from parents of young kids ages 3-6, trying to figure out where to start their child's sports journey. Our answer is always the same... It depends on your child! Let's look at the 4 mainstream sports and dive ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
We are proud to announce that we have added a basketball program for ages 5-11 for this Spring and Summer in Jacksonville at Infant of Prague Catholic School. The Spring season will go from March 21st to May 9th and the Summer season will go from July 11th to August 22nd. Infant of Prague Catholic ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
We are gearing up for a huge Spring season! This Friday is the registration deadline! Secure your spot by registereing now! Get in on the FUN!   Tons of different sports and locations available!   Spring Programs offered in the area by i9 Sports!   Saturday Leagues: Coastal Christian ... 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?

"This is our first experience with i9 and it has been nothing but positive. Thank you!"

"Positive environment! Love the communication and organization from i9. My sons coach has been amazing to help him improve this season. "

"Organized and less competitive "

"Well organized! "

"Everything about the program has been very fair and inclusive. The staff, referees and coaches are knowledgeable and friendly. My grandchild is learning about different sports and team participation without the fierce competitive force that is sometimes found among other organizations."