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i9 Sports

South Orange County, CA

Offering youth sports programs in Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano

John Purcell - Program Director

Office: 949-226-8420

Weather Hotline: 949-226-7410

Email: john.purcell@i9sports.com

Hello! Thank you for allowing I9Sports to be apart of your life. We believe in helping kids succeed in life through sports. My name is John and my wife's name is Charissa and we are both very proud to be apart of the South Orange County community. Let us invite you into our family as we have three children Bryan, Samantha, and Nick all between the ages of 2 to 16 years old. I grew up playing multiple sports but mainly Basketball, Football, and Wrestling. Upon Graduation of high school I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and recently retired from Camp Pendleton, CA. I currently coach the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Spartans tackle football team Where I was featured on ESPN SEC channel for winning the Best of the West coast Championship. I have also coached high school Varsity wrestling. I know what it takes to win but more importantly how to teach the right skills and life lessons to be successful! Hope to see you become apart of the I9Sports family!!
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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?


"The staff is amazing!!! "


"John and his team do an outstanding job with the entire program. The core values of I9 are why we keep coming back and why we have turned so many people on to the program. "


"Teaching style, individual attention to kids, Medals to appreciate the kids"


"Great environment for our son to learn soccer. Coaches were amazing and we are beyond grateful this was our first soccer league for him."


"Gives kids an introduction to team sports. Well organized and has been fun for both our kids. "