Enough good instruction and systems to get children involved and interested in athletics. Game facilities are centrally located, in great condition and run very smoothly. As the price of youth athletics increases, this has been a fantastic way to introduce youngsters to all of the benefits athletics has in raising well-rounded children.
In the past we have had trouble getting a consistent volunteer to coach soccer through I-9 but this year we have the very best basketball coach. Michael Jadd has been fantastic! He really does go above and beyond with the kids. This is my daughters first year playing the sport and I couldn't have asked for a better person to coach her through the basics and help grow her basketball and team building skills. Michael Jadd is also a great communicator which I have really appreciated. He sends messages via text prior to each practice/game to remind the time and jersey color. As a busy parent, that has been extremely helpful.
My son has struggled with team sports and wanting to participate in group activities, in general. This basketball season, he has transformed. Before last week's game, my son said, "I can't wait to play basketball today." The fact that he is happy and excited is thrilling to my husband and me. He was so proud of the medal he got for Determination last week. I couldn't be more pleased with his progress in participation and learning the game of basketball. Thank you, I9!
I9 is very organized. Jake Hunphreys is so kind and always has a smile on his face. You can tell how much he cares about the kids. We love that practice is on the same day as the games. There is always thorough and wonderful communication. We love that the last game of the season end with the players running through a fog machine and banner as well as a pizza party. There is clearly a lot of time and thought put into each season. We wouldn't play basketball anywhere else.