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i9 Sports Listed Among 5 Top Franchise Opportunities
i9 Sports was featured in an article by business reporter Laurie Kulilowksi with The Street highlighting the top five growing franchise industries for 2013. One of the top growing segments is fitness franchises with youth sports being one of the strongest subsectors.
“Besides the growing obesity epidemic, especially among children, due to budget cuts, local town and city recreation departments have been crimped, while school outsourcing of their sports programs has surged. It provides a huge opportunity for private league operators, says Frank Fiume, CEO of i9 Sports, the fast-growing youth sports franchise in the U.S.
The company offers leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular team sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball.
“i9 Sports has experienced double-digit growth year-over-year as parents seek more ways to keep their kids fit and introduce new sports to their families,” Fiume says. “As franchise owners, i9 Sports Area Developers are providing an outlet to get kids moving yet they still have the flexibility and work/life balance they seek.”
He says the industry is also “ripe” for reinvention.
“Most youth sports programs today are disorganized and highly political. Well-run programs like ours stand out and gain a quick following,” Fiume says.
Read the Full Article on The Street: 5 Best Franchise Opportunities for 2013