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i9 Sports rises 49 spots in Franchise 500 ranking

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March 9, 2021

i9 Sports rises 49 spots in Franchise 500 ranking

A boy and girl standing beneath a tree and dressed in i9 Sports jerseys hold a sign that reads, “i9 Sports|i9sports.com|Weekly Sportsmanship Award Winner.” Both are wearing medals around their necks and smiling.

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 lists i9 sports opportunity at No. 408, a big boost over the previous year

i9 Sports franchise was ranked at No.408 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 2020, a boost of 49 spots over the previous year’s listing. The prestigious annual ranking evaluates franchises from every sector based on growth, support and sales.

Every year, Entrepreneur magazine evaluates hundreds of franchise systems based on a number of metrics and scored on 150 data points. “In spite of the many challenges faced by the franchise industry in 2020,” Entrepreneur wrote, “many existing franchisors continued to grow (and evolve), and new companies even continued to enter the franchise arena, resulting in a record-breaking number of applicants from an ever-wider variety of industries.”

To compile its rankings for the 42nd annual review, Entrepreneur considered:

  • Costs and fees
  • Support
  • Size and growth
  • Brand strength
  • Financial strength and stability

Why invest in i9 Sports

i9 Sports was the first and largest youth sports franchise, and we’ve continued growing in part because what we do is different from the rest. Our youth sports experience is like no other: We emphasize good sportsmanship both on and off the field, and we focus on safe, age-appropriate instruction and fun.

So many youth sports organizations emphasize competition and single-sport specialization. Kids can feel pressured, and it has led to a lot of children dropping out of team sports altogether by the age of 13. i9 Sports has carefully cultivated an environment that provides a very different experience for boys and girls ages 3-14.

Because we offer multiple sports, children can sample different activities to see what they like. And since i9 Sports hold practices and games all on the same day, our youth sports programs are so much more convenient for families on the go. 

Children can choose from flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and ZIP Lacrosse™. They’ll improve on their athletic skills, learn how to function as part of a team and continue to have fun. Franchisees can build a year-round business with little overhead that helps them improve their communities while pursuing their own dreams of entrepreneurship.

Low-cost franchise

We already have lower overhead than brick-and-mortar franchises, and i9 Sports offers a 5-year purchase program that spreads out the $24,900 franchise fee to make the opportunity much more accessible. By amortizing the payments, you’ll be able to free up operating capital during your crucial startup period.

Learn more

i9 Sports has been improving the lives of kids through sports for nearly 20 years. To find out more about the business opportunity with i9 Sports, fill out the form on this page to download our free franchise report


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