I9 Sports is a wonderful start-up for kids who are wanting to get into sports, it’s very kid friendly, and it’s doing a wonderful job in transitioning to be competitive as the child gets older. However, it doesn’t lose the integrity of always making it FUN for kids to be a part of this great organization.
It encourages equal play time (where possible). League is becoming more competitive but still allows beginner players to develop nicely. Director and referees are fair and focused on the kids having a great time and learning the fundamentals. I've been involved for more than 7 seasons. I hope i9 opens basketball up past 12U.
I really like that the programs focus on sportsmanship. I think they have excellent practice plans for coaches to follow and the kids do learns skills but I LOVE that the environment is centered around having fun and being good team members. I have recommended i9 to several of my friends.
Practice is on the same day of the game. It’s all about having fun. Also, soccer field MP3 at Central Oahu Park in Waipio, HI is the best field to play in fo soccer. It’s closer to the bathrooms and parking and lots of shade. Please try to keep it there as best as you can.