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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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2017
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1/16/2020
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
1/14/2020
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
We are proud to announce that we have upgraded the Hampstead location to Topsail Middle School! The Spring season will go from March 22nd to May 10th. Soccer will be for ages 3-9 and Flag Football will be for ages 5-12 Both programs will be coed. Topsail Middle School is located at 17445 US-17, Hampstead, ... Read More
1/9/2020
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
1/8/2020
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
FCA Flag Football Tournament, Sunday Jan 26th at Mike Chappell Park in Carolina Beach   This is an event that we are proud to sponsor for a fifth straight year. It is always a lot of fun and I'm sure it will be again. TIt will be for ages 8 -13 with each age being a division. It is 5 v 5 ... Read More
1/6/2020
A message from Program Director Craig Decatur (Wilmington, Jacksonville, Leland, Hampstead)
We are proud to announce that we have added Sunday afternoon Soccer and Flag Football for this Spring in Jacksonville at White Oak High School. The Spring season will go from March 22nd to May 10th. Soccer will be for ages 3-9 and Flag Football will be for ages 5-12 Both programs will be coed. ... Read More
1/2/2020
A message from i9 Sports
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11/18/2019
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
11/18/2019
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We are SO THANKFUL for our wonderful customers and want to give you a chance at winning this amazing prize! Enter now to win a $200 Amazon gift card and use it to get a head start on holiday shopping. ENTER HERE! ... Read More
8/13/2019
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
7/5/2019
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
REVIEWS
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?


"I love the setup and the fact that it’s great for busy families!"


"I love the positive, encouraging atmosphere and the focus on teamwork and sportsmanship! The coaches are knowledgable and helpful. It helps to have back to back practice and game on same day. "


"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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"I like how the practices and games are on the same day."


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