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Archive: August 2013

On August 30th, 2013

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 ...

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On August 29th, 2013

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 ...

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On August 23rd, 2013

New i9 Sports News Footage Released!

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 footage here.  To learn more about helping kids in your community, while earning a living doing ...

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On August 23rd, 2013

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

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 always right true?  No. When running a youth sports business you ...

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On August 20th, 2013

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

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 Fiume, CEO of i9 Sports could not be happier with the progress.  He stated, “We are absolutely honored to ...

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On August 16th, 2013

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

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 uneven, and what I preached about sportsmanship clearly wasn’t being executed. I ...

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On August 9th, 2013

YOUTH SPORTS FRANCHISES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

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 the subject of dealing with parent inquiries came up.  ...

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