Youth Athletes United INFO
Why Youth Athletes United and Why Now?
Established youth sports and activities brands Soccer Stars, Amazing Athletes, TGA Premier Sports and JumpBunch come together under parent company Youth Athletes United. With 15 to 20 years of success for each individual brand, a total of 283 locations and 200,000+ children instructed nationwide each year, Youth Athletes United has earned the trust of communities across the country. The brand’s overarching mission is to empower kids through sport by teaching them how to have fun while learning the fundamentals of the sport, with a goal to positively impact over one million children each year.
With Amazing Athletes — the largest multi-sport education program in the country — coaches teach sports, nutrition and muscle groups in this preschool-based program. Amazing Athletes makes a move to P.E. classes for kids in middle school to continue participation. As the largest corporate-run youth sports program in the U.S. and entering the world of franchising in 2022, Soccer Stars offers instructional classes, competitive play, private and group programs, summer camps and even virtual programs. After more than 18 years in operation, TGA Premier Sports is the No. 1 golf and tennis enrichment brand in the country. Similar to Amazing Athletes and with 20 years in operation, JumpBunch offers an opportunity to run sports and fitness activity programs for children in preschools, schools, camps and for birthday parties across micro-territories.
With the chance to buy into multiple units across multiple territories and brands, a Youth Athletes United franchise opportunity boasts a low investment relative to return on capital with a 100% cash-on-cash return.
What Sets Youth Athletes United Apart?
Youth Athletes United franchisees will be met with opportunities, like the latest in technological offerings, a flexible work schedule, no required brick-and-mortar and a resilient business model that offers both group and private lessons — a valuable option in times of social distancing.
“Before we established Youth Athletes United, there was little to no modernization to our industry, whether in the curriculum, the technology or the product itself,” said Youth Athletes United co-founder and CEO Adam Geisler. “We’ve found new and unique ways to service curriculum and activities that haven’t been done before that allow us to meet families where they are rather than force them to meet at one singular location. So whether we're doing private groups at people’s homes, or we're running classes inside of malls or at the local field, we look at how we can continue to provide more programming content to more kids to reach our million-kids-a-year goal for our business.”
Why the Youth Sports & Programs Industry?
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how children play organized sports, shuttering smaller organizations and narrowing the competition, while at the same time increasing the popularity of “socially distanced” sports like golf and tennis.
In an era where parents are spending massive amounts of money on their children, youth sports present a near-recession-proof opportunity. Many schools and even daycare centers are incentivized to prioritize academic work, leaving physical education largely neglected. Youth Athletes United’s model addresses this gap in the curriculum. As reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “adolescents who play sports are eight times more likely to be physically active at age 24 than those who do not play sports,” making the skills taught by the Youth Athletes United team a part of the foundation for healthy habits that can last a lifetime. The same report credits youth sports with increased life skills, leadership qualities, self-esteem and lower rates of anxiety and depression.
The ideal Youth Athletes United franchisee is one who is interested in growing multiple brands across multiple territories, regardless of distance. They’re business-minded and willing to invest. Another ideal candidate is someone who might own two brands across verticals spanning preschool to elementary school-aged kids within the same territory — a natural progression for a youth athlete. For these options, Youth Athletes United extends a 10% discount on its initial franchise fee.
Why Do Franchisees Love the Brand?
Jared Taylor owns six Amazing Athletes locations across the Carolinas, serving the Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Clemson, Charlotte, Rock Hill and Fort Mill areas, making him a valued part of the Youth Athletes United family.
“I love the support and operations that Amazing Athletes already had in place, and I’ve just built off of that over the last seven years,” Taylor said. “So now I've got six franchises. I don't know if I'm blessed, crazy or a little bit of both.”
With Amazing Athletes, Taylor said he’s happy to be able to provide the young athletes in his area with an education in the fundamentals of a variety of sports, knowledge about nutrition and muscle groups and fun exercises to keep them moving.
“A lot of the competitor brands that I was aware of just focused on one thing — whether that was soccer or gymnastics or karate — but Amazing Athletes was all-encompassing, all co-ed and all the sports are relevant to this area,” Taylor said. “We're introducing these kids at three and four years old to all the possible sports that they could play. Instead of waiting until high school to find out about a sport like lacrosse, kids can figure that out from an early age and have a more competitive advantage by the time they hit ninth grade.
Amazing Athletes currently offers two franchise programs: The total investment to begin operation of this franchised business for the Complete AA Program ranges from $43,650 to $64,950, including between $35,450 and $43,450 that must be paid to the franchisor. The total investment to begin operation of this franchised business for the Basic Package ranges from $33,450 to $51,950, including between $27,950 and $33,450 that must be paid to the franchisor. For more information, visit https://amazingathletesfranchise.com/.
The total cost to open a TGA Premier Sports franchise ranges from $42,700-$113,000, which includes a franchise fee of $30,000-$70,000. For more information, visit https://www.franchisetga.com/.
Franchise opportunities for JumpBunch will begin in 2022. Learn more about the brand here: Learn more about franchising here: https://www.jumpbunch.com/franchise.
Franchising opportunities for Soccer Stars will begin in 2022. Learn more about the brand here: https://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/.