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)
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 Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
We are proud to announce that we have upgraded locations for our North Wilmington location for the Spring season. We will be at Trask Middle School, which is at 2900 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405. Trask Middle School offers a lot more field space which will be a huge improvement over our last couple ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
At i9 Sports – Wilmington & Jacksonville, NC our mission is to help kids succeed in life through sports. There isn’t a better tool to teach a child the skills necessary to succeed in life than sports. Self-discipline, determination, teamwork and good sportsmanship are only a handful ... Read More
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“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
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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
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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
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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?

"We have had a positive experience playing i9 Sports. Well organized & staff/volunteers have been approachable, helpful, & friendly"

"Team Work.... Well Helping Others!!"

"I like how organized the basketball program is. My son really enjoys it"

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

"Our son has participated in tee ball, coach pitch baseball and now basketball. We love that practice is right before the game. The children are taught fundamentals of the sport they are playing. The volunteer coaches are knowledgeable, have patience, and are caring. They teach the children spor
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