i9 Sports Franchise
i9 Sports is a franchise providing fitness programs through youth sports leagues, clinics, and camps. It was founded in 2002 and started franchising in 2003.
The founder, Frank Fiume, ran a family business in New York and Florida which established successful leagues. From this, he was able to create i9 Sports and managed to combine camps with sports leagues. From that time, they have now opened about 130 locations and they have over 400,000 members all over the United States.
They are scheduled to open their 200th location in 2012. Their rapid growth and leadership has been recognized b y big companies such as CNN, Fox Business News, HBP Real Sports, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and ESPN Radio. Just in 2011, they were awarded as the number one child fitness franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.
What sports do they offer at i9 Sports?
Some of the sports that they offer include basketball, flag football, cheerleading, soccer, baseball or softball, lacrosse, volleyball, golf, and hockey. These sports are offered as part of leagues, camps, tournaments, after school program, or clinics. These sports may also vary on availability depending on the location.
They cater these sports for boys and girls aged about four to 14 years old. It does not matter what skill level your child has because they have the sports in all levels. Your child no longer have to go through any drafts or tryouts and sometimes their age limit go as young as three years old and as old as 17 years old. The age range depends on the location.
What makes i9 Sports different from other sports leagues?
They do not do fundraisers of any kind. No mandatory volunteering, drafts, or tryouts which means everyone gets to play in every game. There are no board of directors which results to no bureaucracy and no parental politics. The children are not required to attend practices and the only practices they have are organized by the coaches and are optional. All their coaches goes through a background check and are all certified. They also allow requests of parents to have children in the same team as long as they are in the same age range or roster size.
Costs and requirements on running an i9 Sports franchise?
You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $50,000 to $60,000. Expect to be investing about $44,000 to $73,000. The i9 Sports franchise fee is $19,900 with an on-going royalty fee of 7.5%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be one week training at the headquarters, two days at another location, and refresher trainings and webinars as needed. You will be provided a business strategy that has worked for them for the past years. You will have access to propriety software that will help you find a perfect location with the greatest market for this type of business. You will be given access to a purchasing cooperative which will allow you to purchase supplies including game balls and jerseys online and pay using your credit card. You will also be provided with Criminal Background Check Protection and Affordable Insurance Coverage. You will also have your own website, exclusivity in territory, and access to customer service center.
I9 Sports Contact Details
You may reach them at:
Address: 1723 S. Kings Ave. Brandon, Florida 33511