Become a Coach

Interested in coaching but not sure you’re qualified? Don’t worry; being a coach is not as difficult as you may think. i9 Sports® is committed to providing youth sports the way they should be. That includes supporting our coaches. We provide all the resources you need to enjoy your coaching experience and make a difference in the lives of kids. We look forward to working with you!

SHOULD I COACH?

Do you love being around children and teaching core values such as enthusiasm, respect and being a team player? How about creating lifelong memories? Coaching with i9 Sports gives you the opportunity to do both – teach core values and create lasting memories with kids in your community all while having a great time yourself! In fact, you are an important part of the i9 Sports Experience!

With core principles of fun, age-appropriate instruction, convenience, and good sportsmanship, coaching is a blast! Our one day a week format includes a practice just before the game which means your coaching commitment can fit nicely into your busy schedule. Whether you are a parent, extended family member or just an active community member, coaching with i9 Sports will not only be fun and easy, but you will also have a positive impact on the lives of young athletes.

i9 Sports coach gives a high five to a young t-ball player

WHAT RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED?

i9 Sports coach gives flag football player a high five at the end of the game.

i9 Sports provides all you need to feel like an expert out on the field or the court! We provide our volunteer coaches with the necessary training, staff support during game-day, and a variety of online sport and communication resources. Our coaching resources for each sport include videos of fundamental skills, drills and plays. We also provide a weekly practice plan tailored specifically for your age group and sent directly to your inbox each week prior to game day. All of these resources allow you to deliver quality, age appropriate instruction to the kids without the stress of creating your own plan.

HOW CAN I BECOME A COACH?

It’s easy! Just follow the four steps outlined below to become a coach today. We can’t wait to see you with your team on game day!

Ready to Get Started?

Complete the Online Volunteer Application

Please complete the volunteer application by filling in all required fields.  This form should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.  Once completed, click “submit”.  By doing this, step 2 will be unlocked.

Complete Background Check

You will receive an invitation via email to complete your complimentary background check with our preferred partner, Sterling Volunteers. To ensure a timely return, please accept your invitation and complete the steps within 24 hours of receipt. This will only take a few moments.

 

Complete the i9 Sports Coach Training & Certification

Once your volunteer application has been submitted, you will receive access to the coach training. The i9 Sports Coach Certification will get you up to speed and ready for opening day; reviewing i9 Sports culture, your role as coach, and the resources available to you. This Certification features the How to Coach Kids content designed by Nike and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Attend the i9 Sports Coaches Meeting

Approximately 1-2 weeks before the season, you will be notified (by email or phone) on the details of a pre-season coaches meeting.  At this meeting, an i9 Sports staff member will share important season information with you and answer any of your questions to ensure that everyone has a great i9 Sports Experience.  Meetings may be held clinic style, so you will get the opportunity to walk through a practice led by a staff member using an i9 Sports practice plan.

As we complete your background check and you complete the coach training and exam, feel free to explore our easy to use coaching tools which are just a click away under Coaching Resources.  Here you will find, by sport, age-appropriate practice plans, rule books and video libraries.  Thank you for being a part of the i9 Sports team!

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