Hi-Five Sports, providing the nation’s highest quality youth sports programming, announced today a widespread franchise growth initiative. The strategy positions the brand for expansion into Long Island, where Hi-Five Sports intends to transform and enrich the lives of children.
“We have nearly 30 years and a proven model behind us. In less than two years of franchising, Hi-Five is already showing itself to be a difference-maker in communities across the United States – we can’t wait to bring that to Suffolk County,” said Ryan Tuchman, CEO of Hi-Five Sports Franchising. “We’ve developed a multitude of programs for kids, including summer multi-sports camps, year-round basketball leagues and clinics, as well as other opportunities that promote fun and shape kids for the rest of their lives. We create an environment where life lessons are taught through sports to kids at young age -- teamwork, problem-solving and leadership, to name just a few.”
Founded as a sports camp in 1990 in Northbrook, Illinois, Hi-Five Sports took Chicagoland by storm, quickly becoming the undisputed champion of premium youth sports in the area. Through its dynamic approach to sports, which it calls youth sports entertainment, making activities full of fun, yet challenging and inclusive of fundamentals, Hi-Five Sports became a household name throughout all of Northern Illinois. Now, the brand is beckoning to make the same impact in Long Island.
Franchising began in late 2015, and Hi-Five Sports has already grown to a total of 12 locations across the country, where children learn from trained, professional staff in programs designed to promote the fun side of sports and teamwork. Now, Hi-Five Sports plans to increase its footprint by 10 new locations annually for the next five years, entering key markets such as Central New York and Northern New Jersey, where it will continue pioneering its youth sports entertainment platform.
“The popularity of Hi-Five Sports stems from our ability to create unique athletic environments where kids are always encouraged through positive feedback. Parents love it because their sons and daughters can sense the passion we have and they feed off of it,” added Tuchman. “There is a certain pride that comes from being part of the Hi-Five Sports program and it sticks with kids and their parents for the rest of their lives. That tradition is now continuing for families in Suffolk County.
Hi-Five Sports Franchising is the first youth sports network to offer both brick and mortar and non-facility focused business models. This includes three distinct models:
- Existing Rec Facility – Recreational facilities can add Hi-Five Sports programming into their year-round offerings, including summer camps and sports leagues.
- Home Based Business – Hi-Five Sports creates programs that run within community-based venues, such as schools and parks, for ages 3 to 13.
- Hi-Five Sports Zone – A 7,000 square-foot or less small box retailer location for a sports center that hosts programming, events (i.e. birthday parties) and leagues.
Since it began franchising, Hi-Five Sports has expanded and diversified its programming to serve an even larger audience, developing year-round programs for all ages, starting as young as preschool, which include:
- Hi-Five Annual Multi-Sport Summer Camps
- Little Ballers, Lil’ Heismen and Tot Trifecta
- Day-Off School Camps
- Birthday Parties
- Flag Football Leagues and Clinics
- After School Enrichment Programs
Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in investing in Hi-Five Sports will receive a full suite of support services ranging from initial and ongoing training to sales and marketing support. Hi-Five franchisees also have exclusive access to the brand’s password protected support website where they can obtain various program manuals, social media images, design templates, business administration documentation and much more. Tailored to owners that place value in strong ties to the community and are passionate about working with kids and sports, the franchise provides structure, personalization and scalability.
For more information on Hi-Five Sports franchise opportunities, visit www.hifivefranchise.com.
About Hi-Five Sports
Founded in 1990 on Chicago’s North Shore, Hi-Five Sports offers high-quality youth sports classes, leagues, afterschool programs and camps for children age 18 months to 14 years. Led by experienced professionals who love working with kids, Hi-Five programs introduce children to a number of team sports in a fun and entertaining manner in safe, well-equipped and positive environments. Rooted in the belief that youth recreational sports should be an experience for the whole family, Hi-Five offers multiple programs per season that stress the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and fun, all while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Hi-Five Sports began franchising in 2015, and currently has eight franchise locations and four corporate-owned locations open across Illinois, California, Arizona and New York. It is the first youth sports franchise network to offer both brick and mortar and home-based businesses.
To learn more about Hi-Five’s youth sports programs and locations, visit www.hifivesportsclubs.com. For more information on Hi-Five Sports franchising opportunities, visit www.hifivefranchise.com.