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Category: Franchisee Spotlight

On August 7th, 2018

Former banker wrote the book on youth sports

Even before opening his i9 Sports franchise, Jason Kerrick was so passionate about the youth sports industry he wrote an entire book about it Jason Kerrick has always been passionate about youth sports. So passionate, in fact, that he wrote an entire book about their benefits even before he was in the youth sports industry ...

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On July 2nd, 2018

Why the youth sports business was a perfect fit for the DuPont family

Husband-and-wife duo introduced a needed alternative to overly competitive travel leagues in the Madison, WI, market For Michael and Rachel DuPont, “balance” has been a key theme of their success in the youth sports business. Work-life balance has made the business more satisfying. By working as a team, Michael and Rachel balance and complement each ...

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On June 1st, 2018

Giving back through business ownership

Community, kids and customer service made i9 Sports the right choice for this franchisee For i9 Sports franchisee Kathleen Seifert, our franchise offered a lot of opportunities, including the chance to work with kids and sports, the chance to give back to her community and the chance to be a business owner. Now well-established in ...

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On May 1st, 2018

Why fans of a brand can make great small business owners

Starting as a customer gave Atlanta-area franchisee Craig Magram a strong understanding of what i9 Sports brings to the table Sometimes the best way to understand what a business offers is to start as a customer. Many of our franchisees, like Atlanta-area franchisee Craig Magram, had their first experiences with i9 Sports when they enrolled ...

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On April 2nd, 2018

Why the i9 Sports Opportunity ‘Just Clicked’ for This Franchisee

For i9 Sports franchisee Todd Peterson, running his business provides enormous satisfaction, both on and off the field For Fairfax, VA, i9 Sports franchisee Todd Peterson, his business represents the way youth sports should be run. Initially he was just looking for a way to get back into the coaching he’d enjoyed in his younger ...

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On March 5th, 2018

How This Self-Starter Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee with i9 Sports

Our scalable business model can support growth for multi-unit franchisees One of the best parts of business ownership is having the opportunity to drive your own destiny. For multi-unit franchisee Jeff Mackey, that was the appeal of i9 Sports. He felt that he was at a plateau in his career, and he wanted to build ...

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On February 5th, 2018

How One i9 Sports Franchise Owner Grew to 24 Locations

Tennis pro turned franchise owner Scott Read reveals why owning an i9 Sports franchise has been one of the biggest blessings in his life Scott Read was a tennis pro and country club manager, but when business started to dip, he decided to take his business savvy and passion for sports and run his own ...

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On December 1st, 2017

For These Families, Youth Sports Are a Shared Venture

The best business owners find ways to amplify their talents while also offsetting their limitations. In the case of the Crandalls and the Peppins, two couples combined their skills, experience and passions to start an i9 Sports franchise business. The Crandalls both played sports through college and have experience coaching. The Peppins have years of ...

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On October 16th, 2017

One Couple’s Unexpected Sports Business Opportunity

You can pretty much call Erikka and Dustin Ault the dynamic duo. Or you could call them the hardest working parents in the youth sports business. Whatever you call them, this husband-and-wife team is rocking their Oklahoma City i9 Sports territory. Purchased from another franchisee in January 2015, the sports business opportunity came to the ...

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On August 23rd, 2017

Brett Bales Combines Education and Enthusiasm for Sports Business Opportunity

Some people might be surprised to learn that Brett Bales became an i9 Sports franchise owner at age 23. But, the fact is, Brett had the best possible background to become an owner of the kids fitness franchise — he ran four i9 Sports territories as general manager under co-owners Mike Scantzoulis and Robert Fournier ...

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