There are organized, I know that at least 1 coach will be there! All players get to play! And they learn a weekly new word each week! All practice and games are same day! And they are getting the basic skills of the game!
I like the atmosphere of cheering and encouraging EVERY player, no matter their skill level.
We've had our son in I9 sports several seasons now, and we've appreciated the way the sportsmanship values have been emphasized and medals given with thought and explanation to the kids about why the recipients were chosen. However, this soccer season, there has been no discussion with the kids concerning the specific sportsmanship values, and the medals are just passed out with a so-and-so "gets a medal" and so-and-so "gets a medal". No discussion of the sportsmanship values at all. Disappointing.
Everyone is included no matter what skill level they are at. All the Coaches have been encouraging and positive towards the kids, and it’s a great opportunity for my child to bond with other kids his age.