i9 Sports Ranks as a Top Franchise Under $100,000 by Entrepreneur
i9 Sports® was ranked No. 76 in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Top Franchises under $100,000. Our low-cost, home-based franchise is the perfect opportunity for investors looking for a stable franchise in a booming industry.
Our youth sports franchise is based on a business model that has proven successful for 18 years. Our franchise is based on a simple premise: Improve the lives of kids through sports. Our franchises, located across the country, offer age-appropriate instruction for boys and girls ages 3-14 in flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, ZIP Lacrosse™ and volleyball.
Startup costs for an i9 Sports® franchise range from $59,900 – $69,900, and you can start your own i9 Sports® franchise for as little as $36,500. We offer a five-year purchase option that allows you to convert the $24,900 franchise fee into monthly $500 payments, making a new business as affordable as a car payment.
It’s perfect for people who are ready to start their own business in every other way but need a hand with the financial part of it.
About the i9 Sports® Ranking
Entrepreneur based its listing on scores the franchises received in its prestigious Franchise 500 ranking, which analyzes brands on more than 150 data points including costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.
i9 Sports® has been franchising for 18 years, and our revolutionary approach is changing the way games are played in youth sports. We focus on providing a fun experience for the young players and convenience for their parents. Our volunteer and part-time labor model, along with our work-from-home setup and inexpensive scalability, make i9 Sports® a great low-cost franchise opportunity.
We are the first and largest multi-sport provider in the nation that is focused solely on high-quality, community-based youth sports programs. Unlike the highly competitive nature of some travel leagues, i9 Sports® emphasizes good sportsmanship, leadership and other values. Games and practices are held on the same day, saving lots of time for busy families — and helping franchise owners carve out better work-life balance, too.
Having Fun > the Final Score
One of the things that makes i9 Sports® stand out in the marketplace is our values. Multiple sports offerings allow kids to participate in sports sampling, which research has shown to be better for both athletic performance and overall childhood development.
A safe environment for learning, having fun and participating in team sports is one that encourages children to stick with it. We’re hoping to change the troubling statistic of 70% — 70% of kids who drop out of sports by age 13 because it’s no longer fun.
The name “i9 Sports®” means “i to the 9th power,” representing the nine key differences in our approach to youth sports: imaginative, innovative, interactive, integrity-driven, impassioned, inspirational, instructional, insightful and inclusive.
If these values align with yours and you’re entrepreneurial as well as passionate about youth sports, we’d love to hear from you.
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