How Large Is the Industry?
Multi-billion dollar a year industry encompasses 42 million children annually
The youth sports market is huge, bringing in multi-billions of dollars and serving 42 million kids each year. It will just keep getting bigger during the next few decades, as some research estimates the population of kids to reach more than 80 million by 2030.
Every year, a new bunch of kids turns 3, and thousands of them want to play in a sports league that emphasizes fun, age appropriate instruction and good sportsmanship.
As successful as i9 Sports® has been, we’ve only scratched the surface of what is possible. Most of our franchisees today have less than a 2.5% share of the potential children signed up in their market.
i9 Sports President and CEO Brian Sanders says, “When you realize how many children there are in each market and how much perpetual demand there is for youth sports, the opportunity is exponential. Not only do we have a massive opportunity to increase our share within existing territories by providing a better customer experience, but we also have a huge opportunity to expand our footprint by continuing to extend into more locations. In the United States, I believe we will easily triple the size of our system.”
While there’s this inexhaustible supply of customers to serve, the territories we have available are limited. We sell protected territories; that means that once all the territories are sold within a market, we cannot sell more. We’re rapidly filling in the available territories across the country, so if you’re passionate about sports, love working with kids and want to own a great business, there couldn’t be a better time to jump in.
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