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i9 Sports Office

Offering youth sports programs in Kansas City, Northland, Liberty, Independence

Gene Gentrup - Program Director

Office: 816-839-6400

Weather Hotline: 816-292-2848

Email: gene.gentrup@i9sports.com

Gene Gentrup is a longtime resident of the Kansas City area and a believer in community service. He promotes healthy choices for kids through the Liberty Community Health Action Team, serves on the board of directors for Liberty Meals On Wheels, and helped start Liberty Communities for All Ages, which strives to make the city more inclusive to people of all ages. He has served on the Liberty City Council since 2013, is a past member of Rotary and Kiwanis service clubs, and has coached youth T-ball, softball, football and basketball.
While raising two daughters in Liberty, Gene and his wife, Patty, learned how youth sports can teach life lessons and build character and retain the key ingredient: fun. Together they’ve taken wisdom gained from years of volunteering, coaching, parenting, and cheering on their Megan and Abbie, added the playbook of i9 Sports and now “pay it forward” to another generation of children.
Kansas City, Northland, Liberty, Independence
A message from i9 Sports
The summer months are fast approaching and with school out of session, youth sports leagues are a great way to keep your child active during the break. Playing sports in the summer sunshine can be tons of fun, but it can also be dangerous. High temperatures and sunny skies can lead to dehydration, sunburns ... Read More
A message from i9 Sports
We want to give a special shout out to all the daddios out there this Father's Day. Show your pops how much you appreciate him by entering him into the Father's Day contest for a chance to win! We will be showering 4 lucky dads with a $50 Amazon gift card. Each week of June we will ... Read More
Why Do Parents Love i9 Sports?

"I love that practice and games are on the same day. The coaches are organized and work hard to give all the kids an opportunity to try the various positions."

Nichole W.  (January 2017)

"It's fun, the kids actually learn, and it's structured"

Madison R.  (October 2016)

"Organized, sportsmanship medal and sign and emphasis on good morals, small teams, practice and games weekly, practice times, everything is awesome!"

Julie B.  (October 2016)

"Teaching the fundamentals and the low stress attitude of all involved."

Lindsey M.  (October 2016)

"I like that the focus isn't all on winning. I also like that every child gets recognized for something they are good at. From a parents perspective, I like that the practice and game are all in one so I am not running around all week. A positive program to let the kids enjoy sports while learning ... Read More

Jill N.  (January 2017)