So far (1 clinic) I've enjoyed that the basics are taught and made fun for the kids. The coaches have been very positive.
However, you guys could to better with the weather line. Our 1st actual clinic day was moved a week due to rain and there was nothing on the weather line for it. Instead, I found out by showing up to the field with my sons and the coach telling me in the parking lot.
I'm a single dad (divorced), & my possession starts on Thursdays. Since my ex works and is also uncooperative at times, this created additional stress that was unnecessary.
Everything seems well organized. We played with another organization for years. Once I was a little familiar with some of the changes, here were some of the things I like:
- snack is already set up
- coaches have a plan including the warm up and video samples
- there is a specified skill to praise and reward
The coaching, team play, good morale, excellent attitude among the players parents and coaches, working together for a common goal, good spirit, the fun and enjoying the blessings of being able to play sports.
We love that I9 offers an equal opportunity team sport option in a way that isn't overly competitive or difficult to learn. The coaches are patient and understanding with children who may not be as quick of learner's as their peers. Likewise, they do not pick favorites or glorify one player over the others. I9 has given my son the ability to play a sport and have fun while doing it. The friendships he has created with both his teammates and his coach are something I find myself bragging about constantly. We plan to keep coming back and we take every opportunity to share our experiences with others! Thanks I9!
Affordability and convenience of being able to allocate one day a week versus practicing 1-2 days a week and the potential of having to travel out of town for contests. Relaxed environment where there is no pressure to win, allowing coaches and players to focus on honing skills, learning fundamentals, while having fun.