Owning a Sportball Franchise
Do you share our love of sports? Are you passionate about working with children? Are you willing to work hard to build a business of your own that is meaningful and rewarding? If so, a Sportball franchise may be the way to make a difference in the lives of young children in your community while making a positive difference in your own life.
Making a Difference
At Sportball, we believe we can make a difference—a difference in the lives of children and young professionals. We have long subscribed to the quote attributed to Forest Witcraft which reads:
“One hundred years from now, it will not matter the car I drove or the house I lived in… But the difference I made in the life of a child”.
We have the opportunity every day to see and feel the difference that we’re able to make. You can make a difference too — for the children in your programs, for your family and for yourself. Owning your own business is not for everyone, but for those with the passion, determination and skills to succeed, a Sportball franchise can be a way to control your destiny and create your own security.
A Proven Business Model
Sportball’s business model has been developed and refined over the last 15 years. Our superior training, methodology and curriculum results in a high quality children’s sports program that can be operated with limited overhead costs. The business can be operated from your home in the early stages and yet is scalable, giving owners excellent opportunities for growth.
Educators, health care practitioners and parents are increasingly aware of the benefits of physical activity for children. There is also a growing awareness of the importance of starting at the earliest ages. Today’s busy parents often rely on high caliber programs offered outside of the home and within their community. Sportball meets that need and offers age-appropriate instruction that has been developed with the thousands of children that have benefitted from our programs.
A High-Quality Product
Sportball offers weekly programs, camps and clinics (during school holidays), birthday parties and special events. Sportball programs are offered right in the community at venues such as churches, community centres, schools and daycares. Our instruction is age-appropriate and focus’ on 8 popular ball sports: hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf and rugby. Instruction is carefully designed to focus on improving gross motor development, physical strength, balance, stamina, coordination and social skills. Through creative instruction, customized sports equipment and positive encouragement, children have the opportunity to learn and participate in sport in a fun and exciting environment. Children are taught the fundamental skills of each sport and have the opportunity to practice and refine these skills individually and in game situations. Creative games and activities are incorporated into classes, which allow children to interact with peers while acquiring a range of skills essential for sport.
The Sportball Difference
One of our greatest strengths is the quality of our instruction—for children, for coaches, and for our franchisees. As a franchisee you would participate in our two-week training program prior to launching your business. You would have access to our training manuals, which detail week-by-week lesson plans for each program. You would also have ongoing training in our methodology, as well as the business and administrative support to help you develop and operate your business. A Sportball franchise is available for a relatively low total investment, making it an affordable way to start making a difference.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sportball Franchising
What is Sportball?
Sportball is a non-competitive multi-sport program that introduces children between the ages of 16 months and 12 years to eight ball sports (soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf and rugby). Please follow these links for more information about our methodology and programs.
How long has Sportball been in business?
Sportball began in 1995 with a single location and now has several hundred corporate and franchise locations in North America. Sportball began franchising in 2005 and Sportball franchise owners are now running successful businesses throughout Canada and the USA. We are proud members of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA).
What territories are available?
Sportball franchise territories are available throughout Asia:
- Hong Kong
- Middle East
Please indicate your preferred area on your Request Information form.
What kind of background do I need?
An educational background in kinesiology, early childhood education, recreation management, physical education or personal training is helpful but not required. Experience running a successful business is also an asset. Ultimately, if you have a love of sports and children, and the determination to succeed, Sportball may be a great fit.
What kind of training would you provide?
As a Sportball franchisee you would participate in our pre- and post-opening training programs. This would include training in our methodology, lesson plans and coaching techniques. You would also learn all aspects of the business including programs setup, administration, our software system and financial controls.
What kind of ongoing support is there?
We want you to be successful. You can count on us for regular training on Sportball programs, as well as assistance with demographic research to set up locations. We have a library of marketing materials and we can also advise you on other business issues if needed.
How much would it cost?
Your total investment to become a Sportball franchisee, including your initial training and post-opening support, is surprisingly low. More information may be found in our disclosure documents, which you would receive at a point in our discussions when you require more facts to make an informed decision.
Is this a full-time commitment?
Some franchisees choose to continue working, at least part-time, during the early days of running their own business. However, most decide to devote themselves fully to their new Sportball franchise within their first year.
How much money could I make?
Sportball is not permitted to make claims regarding franchisees’ potential earnings. Many factors play a role in the success of a business, including local market conditions and the skills of the owner. When you conduct your due diligence after receiving your disclosure documents, you should be able to make an assessment as to the potential.
I’m interested. What’s next?
If you want to find out more, fill in the Request Information form above.
Become an Owner
If you are interested in Sportball and want to explore the opportunity further, here are the steps to follow:
Find out more by submitting the Request Information form above.
We will call to talk with you about your interest in Sportball. This initial conversation is a way for us all to begin to get to know one another, and for you to ask some of the questions that are on your mind.
During this stage, you will be researching and considering your options, planning your business and looking into the financing you may need. This may include talking with some of our experienced operators to gain their valuable insight.
If you wish to explore the opportunity further, and we feel you are a good candidate, we will invite you to visit Sportball Singapore. Here you will meet the team: the management, staff and coaches. You will see a variety of Sportball classes in action, and you will gain a much better understanding of who we are and what we do.
Do your homework
At this point you will complete your due diligence. You will put together your business plan and secure your financing.
When you have decided that you are ready to commit to operating a Sportball franchise, we will ask you to sign the franchise documents.
Before you start your business, you will return to our headquarters for training. You will become thoroughly trained in our methodology, curriculum and classroom management techniques. We will train you as a coach and as a trainer, so that you in turn can train your own coaches. We will show you how to interview and hire staff. You will also learn how to manage your business including how to set up and market programs, and how to use our on-line registration system to your advantage.
It’s time to launch your business! With all of your preparation, you should be off to a good start.
Become an active member of our family of franchisees. You will participate in our regular franchisee teleconferences. We are here for you and are open to discussing your questions, ideas and challenges.