I love how positive the coaches and refs are in i9 basketball. My daughter decided to play for the first time at 7 years old. Even though she's never played before she gets equal playing time in the game. She's learning about sportsmanship and being a part of a team. I wish they offered basketball in the spring.
We like that is a basketball program that is more challenging for 2nd graders, with actual referees, scoring, etc. Steve Wick, the local director does a great job. I actually didn't realize until our last game that he was our referee each week as well. He is terrific with the kids. Patient and really helpful, explaining the rules to them.
It's really nice that the teams play with the hoop at the height that is best for their level. The rules all make a lot of sense for the kids this age.