Registrations are up significantly over pre-pandemic numbers from 2019
Demand for i9 Sports® youth leagues is surging, with summer and fall player registrations up significantly nationwide compared with pre-pandemic numbers from 2019.
After more than a year of social distancing and disrupted activities caused by COVID-19, families are racing to enroll their kids in youth sports programs. Kids are ready to play and have fun, and we are excited to help!
Why We’re Experiencing Record-Breaking Numbers
Let’s face it, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of franchise concepts and their franchisees are struggling to build a business, let alone one that actively gives back to the community and helps you build a legacy for your family.
That’s part of the magic that the team at i9 Sports brings to our franchisees: Years of market experience and marketing savvy as well as good old-fashioned know-how to get owners started on their path to success.
Youth sports is not only a multibillion-dollar industry, but also an economically resilient one at that. This trend didn’t miss i9 Sports® who noted a marked increase in registrations over 2019 figures with substantial growth in the summer and fall registrations specifically. No matter how you look at it, the anecdotal stories about parents wanting to get their children back out in the public space and involved in sports activities seem to be true.
After having so many months without activities for our kids, we are so excited to get our kids back to playing sports! i9 Sports makes this possible in many ways but the greatest benefit to our family, which includes three kids who all play soccer, is the back-to-back practice and game on the same day. Without this model, we probably wouldn’t be able to have all three of our kids playing soccer at the same time.Thank you i9 Sports!” Kim T. Houston, Texas
Is the Youth Sports Business Right for You?
i9 Sports® has been in business since 1995 and has been franchising since 2003. Today we are seeing a surge of interest in youth sports from communities across the country as well as potential business owners. We may be slightly biased, but with the increased demand for youth sports programming, we think now is a great time for you to invest in a life-changing career opportunity!
So, why youth sports?
Because, like all great entrepreneurs, the founder of i9 Sports®, Frank Fiume, knew he could do it better and, with the help of his franchisees, expand this system nationwide. First, he noticed a few things about the youth sports market that made it a natural choice. Armed with first-hand knowledge that, if you can get one child into sports, you can probably get the whole family involved, Fiume perfected his formula for success over the years, finally launching the i9 Sports® franchise system in 2003. Now, here we are in 2021 with what turned out to be a pandemic-resistant business model designed for rapid growth.
Listed by Entrepreneur magazine on their Franchise 500 list 12 times, i9 Sports franchise was also named a top franchise for under $100,000 in the publication’s 2020 and 2021 Franchise 500. INC magazine placed us on its list of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for seven years while Franchise Times has placed us in the Top 200+ for 13 years!
Do you have a will to succeed, a desire to give back to your community, and the drive to build a winning organization? Learn how an i9 Sports franchise can help you do just that. Click here to download the free report.