i9 Sports®

Youth Soccer Leagues

i9 Sports® youth soccer leagues for kids are fun and convenient for the whole family!

i9 Sports offers a one-day a week kids soccer league that allows your child to develop a mastery of soccer fundamentals as well as build on their skills as they grow.  The i9 Sports kids soccer curriculum includes drills and game play designed for all skill and age levels.  As your children progress through our soccer programs, they will improve their understanding of teamwork and good sportsmanship.

As a leader in raising national awareness about safety in youth sports, i9 Sports soccer programs stand out from other soccer leagues. The main reason is our focus on concussion safety. We have a strict no heading policy to help protect the safety of young athletes. This change in format allows kids to focus on other aspects of the game that are fundamentally more important to learn at this stage of development.

With over three million kids playing every year, soccer is one of the most popular sports for kids in the United States.  i9 Sports soccer leagues for kids help young athletes develop a love for this fun sport that can last a lifetime. Learn more about our kids soccer programs below or find a kids soccer league near you today!

 

Pee Wees

We love watching our youngest athletes learn the game of soccer! The i9 Sports Pee Wee soccer programs for kids are designed specifically for the preschool and early elementary age group. Activities are presented in a fun format designed specifically to capture the short attention spans of kids at this age. Instruction focuses on ball awareness, fundamentals of the game and teamwork. Kids learn soccer skills such as the non-use of hands, knowing which goal to attack and the proper way to kick and dribble the ball. At this age, building confidence in something new is important, so rules are loosely enforced with an emphasis on teachable moments. Play among Pee Wees resembles a “beehive” as the concept of field positions is difficult for kids in this age group to grasp.  At this stage, the most important outcomes are for kids to develop a love of the game, increase self-confidence, and to have fun!

A group of kids soccer players wearing red and blue i9 Sports soccer jerseys crowd around the soccer ball trying to kick it.

Juniors

About i9 Sports; Soccer programs for kids

The i9 Sports Junior soccer programs for kids are appropriate for first time players and those who are ready to refine their soccer skills. The curriculum is designed to develop age-appropriate skills with greater emphasis on control of the ball and field position. Instruction and drills are aimed at improving your child’s large motor skills, understanding of good sportsmanship and ability to play with others as a team member. Offensive and defensive positions, including goalies, are introduced at this stage. Your child will learn how to dribble in a self-determined direction, successfully control rolling balls, and shoot on goal with accuracy. Special emphasis is placed on effective passing to help kids at this age think beyond themselves and learn that through coordinated teamwork, the outcome is always better. Scores are kept and soccer rules are enforced in a fun, positive environment with a continued emphasis on teachable moments.

Seniors

The i9 Sports Senior soccer curriculum for kids begins by revisiting the fundamentals of the game and quickly moves to finessing and combining those skills with game strategy. Playing as a team and as part of a coordinated offensive and defensive strategy are emphasized. Soccer drills for kids in this age group build throughout the season, increasing in both speed and intensity. Activities and instruction are focused on driving both large motor skill and cognitive development. Your child will better understand the rules of the game and continue to master fundamental soccer techniques within this youth soccer league. Expect to see continued development of confidence with the soccer ball within different game scenarios. Scores are kept and soccer rules are enforced. As players begin to experiment and grow more creative with their improved skills, the games naturally become more competitive, but always in a fun, age-appropriate way! Check out our soccer leagues for kids in your area by entering your zip code below.

Kids Soccer player in white i9 Sports jersey dribbles a soccer ball during a game as a defender in a blue jersey approaches.

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