The goal of the i9 Sports Pee Wee instruction plan is to create well-rounded and confident players by focusing on the development of core skills in a fun, engaging way. For this age group, our coaches and instructors lead drills that target the improvement of large and fine motor skills, balance, and eye-hand coordination. Pee Wee activities and games are designed to keep kids in constant motion by giving them opportunities to use specific skills in fun exercises and activities. While practice plans vary week to week, basic skills are repeated so players learn the fundamental skills of the sport.
A signature of i9 Sports programs is that learning doesn’t stop once the game starts! Players learn the basics of the sport through teachable moments during game play. Officials and staff take time to explain the rules so our young players get comfortable with structured play while having fun in the process. We make an effort to give each child equal playing time and since we practice player rotation, they also get a chance to play various positions on offense and defense.
By the end of the season, your child should have learned the basic skills of the sport (i.e., how to kick, catch, run, shoot, throw, etc.), as well as the basic game rules. Since every child develops at a different pace, some players may have a better mental understanding of the game, while others might show enhanced physical abilities. This is completely normal.
Beyond developing young athletes’ understanding of the game, our Pee Wee program is designed to teach the principles of good sportsmanship, build a basic appreciation for being part of a team, and increase self-confidence. These are vital life tools that will help your child on and off the field. In the end, our number one goal is for your child to have fun!