Ian went to high school with major league baseball players Brian Anderson, and brothers Shelly and Chris Duncan.
In high school, Ian made the varsity baseball team as a freshman. They won a state championship in the spring of 1997.
Ian Kinsler attended Canyon del Oro High School in Arizona.
A native from New York, Ian's father, Howard, convinced him to become a fan of the New York Yankees. However, Howard grew up a New York Mets fan.
As a child, Ian's baseball coach was his father. Howard Kinsler, Ian's father, would toss pitches to four-year-old Ian, who would practice batting.
Ian was the first of two children born to his parents, Howard and Kathy. He has a younger sister named Tori.