i9 Sports Franchise

First and Largest Youth Sports
Franchise Opportunity

Capitalize on the multi-billion dollar youth sports industry

What's i9 Sports®?

What Is i9 Sports®?

A Youth Sports Franchise Dedicated to Making Sure Kids Have Fun and Stay Active

i9 Sports is the nation’s first and largest youth sports franchise. Since our first franchise was sold in 2003, i9 Sports® has given entrepreneurs a time-tested way to combine their passion for youth sports with their desire for a new career path. As an i9 Sports owner, you get to make a difference in the lives of kids while also building a business for yourself and your family.

The franchise opportunity has many advantages for owners:
     •  It’s a home-based business.
     •  You’ll be busy on Saturdays, but you have tremendous flexibility the rest of the week.
     •  It’s a low-cost franchise that is affordable to start and to operate.
     •  You can build the financial independence that comes from owning a business with many repeat customers and the ability to grow revenue without taking on a lot of fixed expenses.

With more than 3 million player registrations spanning hundreds of communities from New York to Hawaii, our franchise owners offer youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and lacrosse.

Now qualifying candidates for Spring '23 Grand Opening move-in-ready territories.
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Free eBook: How Do I Make a Living in Youth Sports?

This is the top question we hear from people who are interested in i9 Sports®, so we put together an entire eBook to thoroughly answer the question!

i9 Sports owners make money primarily through the registration fees paid by participants to play in our leagues, camps, clinics, and after-school programs. Our franchise owners build market share and a loyal following by offering multiple sports, at multiple locations, four seasons a year.

Download our Free Report to learn how our business model stands out from other youth sports leagues and for information about financial results and franchise support.

What Does It Cost?

Entrepreneur magazine has named i9 Sports® one of top affordable franchises in America. We go out of our way to make it easy for people like you to start your own businesses because we want passionate hard-working people to join our mission to change youth sports.

Our 10-year franchise agreement has startup costs that range from $59,900 to $69,000, which makes us one of the rare franchise opportunities under 100K. We also offer a five-year franchise agreement that lowers the initial startup costs to a range of $36,500 to $46,500. In this agreement, we allow you to spread the $24,900 franchise fee over five years in payments of $500 a month.

The chart below lays out the other costs of starting your business.

Type of ExpenditureAmount (Low)Amount (High)
Franchise Fee$1,500$24,900
Territory Fee$15,000$15,000
Grand Opening Advertising$5,000$7,000
Legal & Accounting Services$800$1,500
Furniture, Equipment, Inventory, and Supplies
Training Expenses$1,200$2,000
Additional Funds – 3 Months$9,000$14,000
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How i9 Sports® Helps You Get Customers

When you start an i9 Sports franchise, you gain access to time-tested marketing strategies as well as dedicated marketing professionals. Our “Winning Game Plan” offers a step-by-step guide for building your business. Our support team will teach you where to market, when to market, and how to measure results.    

Available Growth Markets

When you buy an i9 Sports® franchise, your territory will be carefully configured by zip code based on the population of kids under age 14, the density of that population, and a database analysis to help identify the absolute best zip codes. Unlike many other franchise systems, i9 Sports® awards protected territories. This means that no other franchisee will ever have the right to offer i9 Sports® programs within the ZIP codes you own.

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Success Stories

"i9 Sports® is probably more profitable, with lower costs of operations, than most franchises that you’d buy. There’s not a lot of inventory, loss or a ton of overhead. You can always repurpose the equipment and trophies.”- Mark Cupp, Southern California, Franchisee

Mark Cupp

"We didn’t have any experience owning a business, and we knew that opening a franchise business would be easier than starting something on our own from scratch. With a franchise, you get support." - Alex and Maria Martinez, Dade County, Florida, Franchisees

Alex & Maria Martinez

“When I spend Sundays at Primrose Farm Park watching hundreds of kids playing, smiling and having fun while families thoroughly appreciate what we are doing, I know we’re doing something positive for this community" - Mike Taormina, Franchisee for East Kane, Northwest DuPage and Northwest Cook counties, Chicago.

Mike Taormina

i9 Sports® is proud to support the Aspen Institute’s national Project Play initiative and to have been selected as a Project Play Champion for taking meaningful actions to encourage multi-sport sampling and help grow national youth sports participation rates.

Aspen Institute