Interested in coaching but not sure you're qualified? Don't worry; being a coach is not as difficult as you may think. At i9 Sports®, we are committed to providing youth sports the way they should be. That starts with you! We provide all the resources you will need to enjoy your coaching experience and make a difference in the lives of children. We look forward to working with you to provide your team with a great experience.

Do you love being around children and teaching core values such as enthusiasm, respect and being a team player? How about creating lifelong memories? Coaching with i9 Sports gives you the opportunity to do both – teach core values and create lasting memories with kids in your community all while having fun!

With core principles of fun, age-appropriate instruction, convenience, and good sportsmanship, coaching is a blast! Our one day a week format includes a practice just before the game which means your coaching commitment can fit nicely into your busy schedule. Whether you are a parent, extended family member or just an active community member, coaching with i9 Sports will not only be fun and easy, but you will also be able to have a positive impact on the lives of players.


i9 Sports provides all you need to feel like an expert out on the field or the court! We provide our volunteer coaches with the necessary training, staff support during game-day, and a variety of online sport and communication resources. Our online Coaches Corner will help get you up to speed with videos of fundamental skills, drills and plays. We also provide a weekly practice plan tailored specifically for your division sent directly to your inbox each week prior to game day. All of these resources allow you to give age appropriate instruction to the kids without the stress of creating your own plan.


It's easy! Just follow the three steps outlined below to become a coach today! We thank you for choosing i9 Sports. We can’t wait to see you with your team on game day. Remember, the most important quality you can bring to the your team is the ability to give a great high-five!

Ready to Get Started?
1. Complete the Online Volunteer Application

Please complete all the information in the volunteer application. This includes consent to a background check as all of our coaches are background checked.

2. Complete the i9 Sports Coaches Certification

The i9 Sports Coaches Certification will get you up to speed and ready for opening day; reviewing the brand culture, your role as coach, and resources available to you. This Certification features the How to Coach Kids content designed by Nike and the United States Olympic Committee.

3. Attend the i9 Sports Coaches Meeting

Once you have passed the background check and coaches exam, you will go to the next stage of the coaching process. As background checks are being run, if we have any questions, an i9 Sports staff member will reach out to you. Approximately 1-2 weeks before the season, you’ll be notified (by email or phone) on the details of the pre-season coaches meeting. At the coaches meeting an i9 Sports staff member will provide you with your official i9 Sports certified coach shirt, share important season information and answer your questions to ensure that everyone has a great i9 Sports Experience! You can also start exploring our easy coaching tools which are only a click away in our online Coaches Corner, including i9 Sports practice plans, video library and rule books.