With over three million kids playing every year, soccer is quickly becoming one of the most popular youth sports in the United States.For boys and girls looking to start a sport, soccer is a good choice because the rules are easy to learn and it offers great physical fitness benefits.
i9 Sports offers soccer for ages 3 - 14.Soccer is a wonderful “starter” sport to introduce your child to team sports.We have found that kids beginning at 3 years old are able to learn the fundamentals of the game such as dribbling and shooting a ball and the difference between playing offense and defense.
Keeping with our focus on fundamentals, every child is encouraged to make the best of their abilities.Every child receives equal playing time and we never have tryouts.
i9 Sports soccer programs stand out from other soccer leagues by concentrating on player safety.i9 Sports is a leader in raising national awareness about safety in youth sports and specifically, concussion safety.We implement a Strict - No Head Policy to help protect the safety of the children playing and to shift their focus on other aspects of the game that are fundamentally more important to learn in the adolescent stages.
“Soccer offers children of varying skill levels and physical development the opportunity to get started with team sports,” said i9 Sports President and CEO Brian Sanders. “The physical aspect of the game also helps develop balance and aerobic fitness.”
Soccer isn’t just a great sport for the physical benefits, but it’s also a great way to teach skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work.While kids learn how to play a sport on the field, they will be able to further develop their social skills.
i9 Sports teaches a sportsmanship value each week and awards a medal to the child on each team who best illustrates that week's value. i9 Sports parents are asked to sign a “Parental Pledge” that prohibits sideline negativity and promotes a fun and enjoyable environment. Additionally, coaches sign a “Coaches Pledge” committing to teach their players teamwork, fair play and good sportsmanship; characteristics that go far beyond the game.
Find a league in your area today to get your child started with i9 Sports soccer.