I like the i9 program because of the emphasis on fun, camaraderie, and skill development, rather than overly-focused on winning. The program fosters and encourages team spirit, respect, and cooperation.
Other programs we have tried put too high emphasis on winning, often to the detriment of less-skilled players. Until young players learn skills and develop a love for sport, it can derail their enthusiasm when coaches and team-mates berate them for errors.
I like that kids can try different sports or stick to same sports. Also if our children's friends also participate, we can ask to be our children and their friends to be on the same team. It also teaches the importance of team work etc.
I love that practice and games are all on the same day and just during the weekend! And I love the locations - they are always easy to get to and very accommodating to the sport being played. Two thumbs up!
I love that i9 is about kids having fun while learning a new sport. It's an atmosphere of friendly competition with an emphasis on having good sportsmanship. It's not a huge time commitment which is great when you have younger kids and are just looking for something on the weekend only.
i9 flag football has been fun for our whole family. It is very well organized and we parents love the practice/game all in one day situation. We appreciate the low-key approach to competition and for the most part, parents cooperate with this policy. Good clean fun for my son and his buddies.
Practice and games together is a great way to expose my son to sports without a tough to juggle schedule that changes all the time. The emphasis on sportsmanship is also great. For young kids, it's about learning the basics, and this was great for that.