Former NFL Player Keith Smith finds his i9 Sports franchise business fulfilling during his retirement.

Former NFL Player Keith Smith Talks About Life as an i9 Sports Franchise Owner

Opening an i9 Sports franchise business is ideal for retired professional athletes For professional athletes, exiting their jobs can be a time of intense self-examination and anxiety. Since most athletes retire in their 30s (or even their mid-20s for athletes in physically strenuous sports) when their families are still young and growing, they have decades to fill with something rewarding and profitable. Many find themselves questioning what to do next and looking for ways to ensure their financial stability. Former NFL player Keith Smith discovered that owning a Read More →


Four Reasons i9 Sports Franchise Is a Leading Brand

Why the premier youth sports franchise is a worthwhile and rewarding investment There’s never been a better time to join i9 Sports, the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise. i9 Sports hit an all-time high in network revenue last year — for the 12th year in a row — and now we are expanding our domestic leagues and planning growth across the globe. We are looking for entrepreneurs to join the i9 Sports family as franchisees. With the mission to help kids succeed in life through sports, and our proven franchise business system, i9 Sports is Read More →

i9 Sports Franchise Review: Q&A with Jason Watson


How a former clothier to business executives found success, fulfillment and a flexible schedule with the i9 Sports franchise Not quite a decade ago, i9 Sports franchise owner Jason Watson was selling custom suits to business Read More →

An Interview With i9 Sports Franchise CEO Brian Sanders


Growing youth sports franchise business helps entrepreneurs build fulfilling careers i9 Sports, the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise, is in the midst of an aggressive growth plan to add dozens of new franchise Read More →

What You Give Is What You Get Back

Jim and Becky Avers

Meet Jim and Becky Avers: You've all heard the saying, "what you give is what you get back". Jim and Becky Avers, i9 Sports franchise owners, live by this mantra when it comes to their business. "If you just focus on the customer, Read More →

i9 Sports® Announces Record-Breaking 2015 and Drives National Expansion with Nine New Franchise Agreements

i9 Sports Logo Square

i9 Sports®, the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise, announced today it completed the fourth quarter of 2015 with nine new franchise agreements. These signings set the company up for tremendous growth nationwide in Read More →

Franchise Rookie of the Year

Ken and Kenny Jr. Trager

Meet Ken and Kenny Trager  As this father and son duo reminisced about how they first learned about i9 Sports, they recalled seeing a Fox and Friends segment featuring the i9 Sports franchise opportunity. When asked what prompted them to Read More →

i9 Sports® Announces Executive Team Promotions and New Hire

i9 Sports®, the nation’s first and fastest-growing youth sports league franchise, announced today promotions for key brand leaders including company president Brian Sanders to the position of chief executive officer and Kim Armellino to Read More →

From the i9 Sports Sidelines to Business Owners

“Our son has played i9 Sports for the past few years. We loved the organization of the programs, the ability to do everything online, and the communication. This league that we are in has been wonderful and so we thought we should bring Read More →

The Business Observer features i9 Sports for its’ Competitive Edge; Technology

i9 Sports President and CEO Brian Sanders

Would you think of a sports company as high-tech? Not many people do but i9 Sports has something that their franchisees can’t live without called Franchise Manager. It’s a homegrown software that was created all in-house. The software, also Read More →