i9 Sports announces New Insurance Partner

September 2022

American Specialty and i9 Sports Partner


Tampa, FL (September 7, 2022) – One of the nation’s largest youth sports organizations, i9 Sports®, begins a new partnership with American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. (American Specialty) this week, impacting millions of players, coaches, and administrators across the United States. The partnership will provide new insurance coverage options available to i9 Sports and their associated franchises with 3.5 million registrants nationwide.

i9 Sports President Brian Sanders states, “We are excited about our new partnership with American Specialty. Their extensive experience in youth sports, advanced technology, and superior customer service made the decision to partner with them easy. It’s a win-win for us to be able to provide the best quality service at a competitive rate for our entire franchise network.”

“American Specialty is thrilled to partner with i9 Sports as their insurance provider. We are blown away by the enthusiasm and energy of the i9 Sports staff and their franchises. We look forward to a mutually successful partnership with i9 Sports and support their mission [of Helping Kids Succeed in Life Through Sports],” said Drew Smith, President of American Specialty.

i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for kids ages 3 and up where they focus on teaching the importance of good sportsmanship on the field and in life. With American Specialty’s 30+ years of experience in providing insurance to programs in the sports and entertainment industry, all i9 Sports registrants in communities across the country are in good hands.

Both partner companies are leaders in their respective industries and continue to grow nationwide. i9 Sports opened its 200th U.S. location this year.

About i9 Sports®

i9 Sports, owned by Youth Enrichment Brands, offers recreational youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for kids starting at age 3. To achieve our mission of helping kids succeed in life through sports®, i9 Sports offers a youth sports experience unlike any other, providing age-appropriate instruction that’s both fun for kids and convenient for busy families. The foundation of the i9 Sports Experience® is our emphasis on teaching good sportsmanship. Our coaches not only teach one of our nine sportsmanship values each week, but also recognize players for demonstrating those values. To us, it’s simply The Way Youth Sports Should Be®.

i9 Sports is ranked in Entrepreneur’s prestigious list of top 500 franchises and was recently featured as a 2022 best franchise to buy by Franchise Times. We are honored to be selected as a Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute for taking meaningful actions to encourage multisport sampling and help grow national youth sports participation rates.

To learn more about i9 Sports youth sports programs and locations, visit www.i9sports.com. For more information on i9 Sports franchising opportunities, visit www.i9sportsfranchise.com.

About American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services Inc.

American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services Inc. is a National Program of the Brown and Brown Company. American Specialty offers specialized property, casualty, accident, and health products through exclusive underwriting management and preferred relationships with A.M. Best “A” rated or higher insurance companies. Learn more at www.americanspecialty.com.

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