Stop Complicating Things

Why Do We Over-complicate Things? We've heard this time and again – everything has a purpose and everything happens for a reason. Whether you’re making a life altering decision, such as buying a youth sports franchise, or something less meaningful like which creamer you should put in your coffee (although some would argue creamer can be life altering). Every decision must be weighed, carefully considered and thoroughly researched. While I fully believe this and have witnessed it in my own life, I also believe that as a society we tend to over-complicate things. There is Read More →

New Franchisee, Neil Hatchard

St. Louis hits it out of the park with i9 Sports

The city of St. Louis is no stranger to successful sports programs – the Cardinals, the Rams and now i9 Sports!  New franchisee, Neil Hatchard, is thrilled to bring the i9 Sports experience to his hometown. As a St. Louis native, Neil is no stranger to the youth sports culture and its importance to families in STL.  Neil recalls his days as a young athlete and how this time impacted him as a child and into his collegiate sports. As an adult, Neil has seen how different the youth sports experience has become. Instead of the fun leagues he participated in as a child; Read More →

Show Me the Money

show me the money

Financing Your Franchise Business We've all seen the news, heard the radio ads, and have been bombarded by the online ads – “credit is back”! We've heard that lenders are lending again, purse straps are starting to loosen and our economy Read More →

The Golden State Holds Golden Opportunity

Why California is optimal for i9 Sports!

Why California? If you live in, or have been to, California then you already know – the Golden State loves their sports! Sports of every genre rev up the heart rate of Californians and get their blood pumping. Go to any youth sports game, Read More →

From Coach to Commissioner

i9 Sports Franchisee, Mark Cupp

After seven seasons of coaching his son’s i9 Sports teams, Mark Cupp decided to make the move from Coach to Franchisee, allowing him to be the Commissioner of his own leagues! An entrepreneur by nature, Mark Cupp has founded or developed Read More →

What’s Your Dream?

Keep on Dreamin' Do you remember this scene from Pretty Woman? “Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don't; but keep on dreamin' - this is Hollywood. Read More →

It’s March Madness

March Madness and the Franchise Selection Process  March Madness is fast approaching, and while on the surface, it has nothing to do with buying a franchise, successful franchise vetting and March Madness have a lot in common. It’s Read More →

The Newest Attraction in Orlando

From Left to Right: Patti Boniello, Jim DiCaprio and Jennifer Aliusio

From Apples to Oranges – i9 Sports Expands in Orange County Jim DiCaprio always envisioned moving his family from New York back to his roots in Florida. After researching multiple options, Jim found this opportunity with the i9 Sports Read More →

Lunch and Learn with i9 Sports


Pack Your Lunch and Plan Your Future Grab your sandwich, open your bag of chips and get ready for the most productive lunch you’ve had! Join i9 Sports on Wednesday, March 12 at 12:00 PM EDT for a Lunch & Learn Rather than spending Read More →

Putting a Plan in Motion


Put it on Paper You've thought about the franchise for a while. You've done all the research. You love the concept. Your family is on board. You’re ready to go – right? If you haven’t completed a business plan, then no, no you’re Read More →