i9 Sports - Chicago Northside
  • 3839 N. Sheffield Ave. Unit 0029A, Chicago, IL 60640, United States
  • i9sports.com

 About  i9 Sports

Nationally based in the Tampa Bay (FL) area, i9 Sports® is the first and fastest growing franchise of youth sports leagues, camps, and programs in the United States. With over 100,000 participants since 2003 and 100 franchise locations in 25 states, i9 Sports offers the most popular team sports for kids with a focus on fun, safety, and good sportsmanship.

Because each league is individually owned and operated by carefully screened and certified local franchise owners, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of a well-organized national sports organization with a personal touch in your local community.

In 2008, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked i9 Sports #256 in their illustrious Franchise 500® issue and the 15th Top New Franchise in America; while the Franchise Business Review named i9 Sports the #1 Mid-size Franchise for 2008 and the #1 Sports, Recreation, & Fitness franchise two years in a row!

We help kids succeed in life through sports. By being the premier provider of youth sports leagues. We believe that the focus should be on children having fun and learning to play, while learning the value of good sportsmanship.

i9 Sports has redefined the youth sports experience by creating a positive sports program atmosphere in which to foster the development of childrens physical ability, sportsmanship and life skills in a fun, organized, safe and positive environment. Participation in an organized youth sport activity is more than just the sport - its about the entire experience for the parent and child.

The i9 Sports Experience!
Kids love the i9 Sports Experience because the focus is on fun versus winning. They get quality instruction in skills and good sportsmanship in a safe and supportive environment. 

Parents love the i9 Sports Experience for the complete organization, communication and absolute convenience. Each child gets equal playing time in a safe environment with background-checked and certified instructors who teach their children skills necessary for success in the game and life. Also, there are absolutely no fundraisers or mandatory volunteering.

Core Principles 
The i9 Sports Experience is made up of the following Core Principles:

Fun. The primary reason why children play sports is to have fun. Its more about the enjoyment of the game, than the competition of the game.

Safety. A thorough background check and certification process of every adult and trained official supervising children is critical to ensure the safety of each and every child.

Convenience. Parents love us because were the most organized, safe and convenient youth sports program available with absolutely no fundraisers or mandatory volunteering.

Integrity. All of the values above are implemented in all we do by the i9 Sports staff with the utmost of integrity.

Nine i's
The name i9 Sports is based on nine principles that best symbolize the companys ideology: imaginative, innovative, interactive, integrity-driven, impassioned, inspirational, instructional, insightful and inclusive.

Industry Facts
On average, 42 million children play sports each year, however, approximately 50 to 60% quit sports by age 12 blaming lack of playing time, a dislike of the coach, too much competition and pressure, too many other activities to participate in and it is no longer fun. (Sports Illustrated: Youth Sports Backgrounder)

Kids who participate in organized sports do better in school, have better interpersonal skills, are more team-oriented and are generally healthier. 
(Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University)

Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. At present, approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. (Institute of Medicine)