Archives for August 2013

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Arizona Native Returns From Hollywood to Build i9 Sports in His Community!

Former visual effects producer, Arin Finger has big plans for his hometown.  America’s first and fastest growing youth sports franchise has launched in the Greater North Phoenix area, opening with winter sports programs, including flag football and instructional soccer. Born and raised in Arizona, Arin graduated from the University of Arizona before pursuing his passion for media arts.  After working in the industry for 15 years and helping to create over 35 Hollywood films, Arin needed a change.  “I was looking for a career change and something that would allow me to Read More →

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Surfs Up! i9 Sports Waves Into Southern California.

America’s first and fastest growing youth sports franchise has launched in the West Inland Empire, opening with winter sports programs, including flag football and instructional soccer. i9 Sports enters the Southern California area thanks to Jeff Cunningham, a former sales manager who plans to build his business one mom at time.  Jeff’s 15 years of sales experience will surely help him to achieve success in his i9 Sports journey.  He feels that discipline and the ability to self-motivate will set him apart.  “I understand how to set and achieve daily, weekly, monthly and Read More →

New i9 Sports News Footage Released!

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As a leader in the youth sports industry, i9 Sports has made the news again! Our recent study on moms and youth sports stress reveals an alternative to the hyper-competitive atmosphere that plagues youth sports today!  See our latest news Read More →

Is It Ok to Fire a Customer in Your Youth Sports Business?

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Whether working for someone else or ourselves, all of us have had customers we want to fire (and maybe sentence to eternal torment).  Since I own my business I can fire a customer.  But, should I?  Is the old axiom that the customer is Read More →

i9 Sports Keeps It’s INC 5000 Streak And Ranks In The 2013 List!

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For the fourth year in a row, i9 Sports has been ranked one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies by INC. magazine!   Inclusion in the elite Inc. 5000 is further proof of the continued growth i9 Sports has seen and Frank Read More →

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! PARENTAL FEEDBACK IN A YOUTH SPORTS BUSINESS

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Six-years ago I held my inaugural season as a youth sports business owner.  Toward the end of my first opening day, a parent came up to me and had multiple complaints.  This loud and angry parent continued to yell that the teams were Read More →

YOUTH SPORTS FRANCHISES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

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I recently had coffee with the director of the largest youth sports league in my territory.  Keep in mind that this was the league that I was told I could NEVER compete with because they are just too big and too strong.  As we were talking Read More →