My son enjoys playing every season in Honolulu, especially when there's people he's been playing with for awhile. I've seen his skills as a player get better. The one thing as a parent this season that I didn't think was truly fair was when there was a rain out a few weeks ago and the team's had to do a make up game the following week (which is good cause we pay for so many games), but my son's team had to do a back to back game with only 10 minutes to rest in between. The second game they played well but they were tired and had no alternates to allow them to rest in between plays. How is that a fair game when you got a team who just played and a fresh team playing their first game. Knowing that all teams are gonna have a make up game due to a rain out I think all times of games need to be adjusted in order to give EACH team adequate time to rest before another game is played or another day needs to be added to do the make up games.
The program keeps coaches and kids focused on having fun. This is accomplished while building the players’ confidence, awareness of TEAM, or working for something bigger than yourself, and teaching the kids the skills necessary to begin a long term participation in athletics.
We signed up our son for i9 soccer when a family member suggested we have our sons play together. Before i9 he hadn’t shown interest in sports activities but liked that he could have his cousin on the same team as him. The program was very accommodating to our request, we couldn’t be more pleased. We’re thankful for the opportunity to strengthen their lifelong friendship through i9. They encourage each other while one plays and the other sits on the sidelines. We’re also thankful for our coach, who has been extremely knowledgeable and support of each of the kids. For our first time experience with sports we’re glad i9 made it easy to incorporate the program in to our already busy lives.
The programs cater to all skill level and a very good way to start if you just starting to play competitive sports. I like the everybody play value no matter what the skill level. Just wish there is continuity of program when the sport you started with just finish so kids can continue to bond and make lasting friendships.