Become a Volunteer Coach​


Interested in volunteering to coach a kids’ sports team, but not sure you’re qualified? Don’t worry; coaching kids is not as difficult as you may think. i9 Sports® provides the resources you need to enjoy your coaching experience and make a difference in the lives of kids.

At i9 Sports, we are committed to providing youth sports the way they should be. A big part of that commitment is supporting our volunteer coaches to ensure you are set up to succeed. We want you to coach kids with confidence. We want to equip you with the tools you need to provide a fun experience for kids so they play sports for years to come.  Ready to coach a kids’ team today? Complete the easy steps to become an i9 Sports volunteer coach below. We look forward to working with you!


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 –  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 kids with i9 Sports is a blast! Our one day a week format includes a practice just before the game. This means your volunteer coaching commitment can fit easily into your busy schedule. Whether you are a parent, extended family member or just an active community member, coaching kids 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 kid playing t-ball


i9 Sports coach gives a kid 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 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 team’s age group. The plan is 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.


Ready to coach kids with i9 Sports? It’s easy! Just follow the four steps outlined below to become a volunteer coach today. We can’t wait to see you with your team on game day!

Ready to Get Started Coaching Kids with i9 Sports®?

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Complete the Online Volunteer Application 

To get started, 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.

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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.


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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 program will get you up to speed and ready for opening day. Learn more about i9 Sports culture, your role as a 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). (It’s fun! We promise.)

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Download the i9 Sports Mobile Coach App!

Download the i9 Sports Mobile Coach App from the App Store or Google Play Store and start exploring all the great coaching resources we have for you. The i9 Sports Mobile Coach app holds all our sport and coaching resources to help you prepare, deliver, and repeat the art of coaching the athletes to be their best each week. You just need your sign on information from your member account (email and Password) to access.

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. This meeting will allow for an i9 Sports staff member to share important program information with you and give an opportunity for you to ask coaching questions. The purpose is to ensure that you, parents, and players all have a great i9 Sports Experience. Meetings may be in person or online based on your local program.

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 for kids, rule books and video libraries.  Thank you for being a part of the i9 Sports team! You’re going to be a great coach!

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