i9 Sports

Wilmington & Jacksonville, NC

Offering youth sports programs in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Monkey Junction

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, Monkey Junction)
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, Monkey Junction)
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
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Monkey Junction)
Many of you have asked for them, so starting this fall we will be adding soccer and basketball clinics to our list of programs offered. Watch for the details to come in out next several weeks and for clinics to start in either March or April.  For both Soccer and Basketball the clinics will follow ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Monkey Junction)
We are gearing up for a huge Spring season! You can save big by planning ahead and 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 High School in Wilmington Northside ... Read More
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Monkey Junction)
Have you served or do you currently serve in the Military? If so i9 Sports Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC would like to thank you for your service with a military discount. Use discount code "Hero" to save $15 off of any program we offer. This code can also be used by fire fighters and law ... 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?

"Positive energy from coaches!!! Watching my children gain confidence in themselves on and off the field/court! "

"I love how the focus is on educating, encouraging and supporting the kids and not on winning or shaming them. I love that you create an atmosphere to be team players and not solo hot shots. The sportsmanship values that are gone over, the enthusiasm from the coaches, the organization of the compan
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"Sportsmanship is a major focus and I love that games and practice are same day."

"My daughter is in the cheer program at Roland-Grise. She has learned so many new cheers and loves her coaches. I love the positive energy and skills that the coaches at I9 are helping to develop. We were with a different cheer program previously and did not have such a wonderful experience. I r
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"How organized and how well sportsmanship is show to the kids"