As a youth sports league franchise, we encourage our franchise owners to offer a wide variety of programs. This way, they can capitalize on the large demand across multiple sports. Our franchise owners can offer co-ed youth i9 sports leagues, camps, and clinics for children between the ages of 3-14 in six of the most popular team sports. Specifically, they can offer flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, and lacrosse.
If You Are Going to Operate a Youth Sports Franchise, Why Limit Yourself to Just One Sport?
We think that a youth sports franchise which offers just one sport is like an ice cream shop that offers only one flavor. Why limit the business? We could have chosen to be just a flag football franchise, soccer franchise, or basketball franchise. Instead, we decided to provide our franchise owners with the greatest potential for year-round business by offering a full range of the most popular team sports.
How did we choose our sports? If you think about youth sports as a business, our choice of sports becomes obvious. We want to “fish where the fish are” by offering sports with the highest participation levels while also offering easy access to playing venues.
Quick Overview of Our Core Sports Offering
- Flag Football – Flag Football is our most popular sport. Offering all the fun of tackle football without the same risk of injury, flag football is rapidly becoming the sport of choice among safety conscious parents. In the face of growing media coverage on the long term effects of concussions, i9 Sports franchise owners are already seeing the benefit of offering THE safer alternative.
- Soccer – In a recent study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), outdoor soccer was cited as the second most popular sport for kids under the age of 13. Indoor soccer is quickly becoming popular during the winter season in colder climates. As soccer participation begins at age three, i9 Sports franchise owners are developing customers for life.
- Basketball – Nationally, basketball is the most popular team sport for girls and boys. i9 Sports franchise owners operate basketball programs both indoors and outdoors, which gives a great deal of flexibility in venue options.
- Baseball – In 2012, i9 Sports launched T-ball nationally to the roaring applause of parents with kids ages 3-6. It has allowed i9 Sports franchise owners to reach a whole new audience.
At the end of the day, it’s not the sport that makes the difference. It’s the experience the child and the parents have at the game that makes the difference. i9 Sports franchise owners know that the experience they provide must go far beyond the rules of the game to the hearts of their customers. That’s what brings i9 Sports customers back again and again!