Find out Why i9 Sports® is One of the Best Franchises for 2022

Find out Why i9 Sports® is One of the Best Franchises for 2022

Our Systems Are Built for Your Success

i9 Sports® has a lot of advantages that make it one of the best franchises for 2022. If you’re looking for a fast-growing franchise with robust partnerships, you’ve found it! Some of our advantages include:

  • The i9 Sports franchise has huge momentum.
  • i9 Sports’ affordability is matched by few other brands.
  • i9 Sports gives you an opportunity to do something you love.


Youth sports are hugely popular and currently are experiencing a boom. After the isolation of the pandemic, families are eager to get out of the house, socialize, and play. That has translated into strong league participation for our franchisees.

Our brand is growing. We opened more than 20 franchises in 2021; we plan to open 30 more in 2022, including territories in large urban areas such as Chicago, Boston, and Salt Lake City. We have territories available across the country, and if you’re interested in the youth sports industry, contact us to find an opportunity near you.

Also in 2021, we helped form Youth Enrichment Brands (YEB), bringing several related brands under one umbrella. The combined buying power allows us to negotiate better vendor pricing for franchisees while also offering more franchise support.


The i9 Sports model is designed to be attainable, with low startup costs and low overhead. You won’t need to buy real estate or remodel an existing building to run your business. i9 Sports is a home-based business, and you will simply lease fields and facilities from organizations in your community. Initial investment and startup costs range from $36,500 to $69,900.

With our low labor costs and a cash flow model that ensures you get paid first, i9 Sports is one of the best franchises for those who are ready to start a business but don’t have a lot of capital. But don’t take our word for it – Entrepreneur magazine frequently has called us one of the top franchises under 100K.


i9 Sports exists because we believe youth sports can be better. A lot of kids stop participating in sports because it often stops being fun as they get older. Nobody wants to ride the bench. At i9 Sports, everybody plays. The focus is on sportsmanship, building skills, and healthy competition — not the cut-throat pressure that often chases people away.

Owning your own business and supporting a mission you believe in can be insanely rewarding. You will also have the flexibility to set your own schedule. Now, don’t be fooled. It’s hard work, especially the first few years as you’re building your business up and making yourself known in the community. But you have flexibility from the start, and more and more freedom as your business matures.

Steve Cox is a multi-unit franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, and he says, “At first you do everything. Over time you start delegating. … I worked my tail off for the first three years. Now I work maybe 30 hours a week. Over time you will have work-life balance you could never have working for someone else.”

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We’re enthusiastic about our momentum and hope that you are, too! To learn more about why i9 Sports is one of the best franchises for 2022, fill out the form on this page to download our free franchise report.

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