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i9 Sports

Novi, MI

Offering youth sports programs in Detroit, Novi, Northville, Livonia

Joe Russo - Program Director

Welcome to i9 sports West Oakland / Wayne counties! Led by Area Developer Joe Russo, the staff brings over 10 years of experience in youth sports working with kids ages 3 and up. Whether you choose flag football, soccer, t-ball, or basketball, we pride ourselves on providing a consistent, high quality youth sports experience focused on fun, safety, and convenience. We believe that participation in organized youth sport activity is about more than just playing sports, it’s about creating happy lasting memories for children and their parents. As a former college athlete, Joe knows first-hand that the lessons learned in sports go far beyond the game. Through the i9 Sports experience, children can gather together in an atmosphere of inclusion, where they can learn basic athletic skills and sportsmanship, build friendships, and increase their self-esteem. Please contact the team today if you have any questions about our leagues or programs.
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4/16/2020
A message from i9 Sports
Kids have some pretty hilarious, smart, and interesting things to say. We created this fun list of questions for you to ask your kids and hear their thoughts. It's guaranteed to provide some laughs and lots of fun. We look forward to seeing what they say, especially to question #8. That's ... Read More
2/3/2020
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
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
8/13/2019
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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
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?


"It's on the same day every week. The kids have fun and and learn about sportsmanship rather than the need to win at this age."


"These programs are well organized, positive and fun for the kids."


"Very kid friendly and they concentrate on fun. "


"Easy to be a beginner. Not intense competition. Kids get to learn & have fun with low stress"


"We have been very impressed with how effortless the registration process is, the organization of the practices/games and with how great the coaches/refs have been with the kids. "