The kids have an amazing time. The referees and coaches do a tremendous job. As a recreational league, I think they've struck a really good balance between fostering teamwork, education/training towards improving fundamentals, honoring the competition of sports but also allowing everyone to get equal involvement.
One thing I love about i9 basketball is that you have 2 referees. They do a great job and help make the game fun. I wish that the practice location and games were closer to queen Creek but overall this has been a very positive experience.
My family has very much enjoyed playing with I9, however one of the reasons we have enjoyed it so much is because the parent coaches of our team have added extra practices each week. The parent coaches have worked hard with the kids and it was all on their own time. If I9 was able to at least provide a place to practice one extra night a week it would be so beneficial to all of the kids. An open gym type practice once a week would be perfect.
We have noticed that the I9 coaches have become much more organized over the last couple seasons. I am sure that COVID is a huge factor in why things had been so unorganized. I know all to well how hard it is to get people that want to work, let alone volunteer.
We were very impressed with all of the I9 coaches, but 2 of them really stood out.
Kem and Jamie. They were the I9 coaches for the Pitt Gym Volleyball on Sundays.
They have been nothing but wonderful with the kids and they are the other reason we have continued to play with I9. Their passion for coaching the kids is very obvious.