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Initial investment
$25K - $554K
Units as of 2022
18 Increase 20.0% over 3 years

Founded in 1990, Hi-Five Sports strives for children of all ages to have fun and be entertained through team sports. 

One of Hi-Five Sports' main focuses is an 8-week summer camp, but the remainder of the year's focus is providing camps, leagues, classes, and parties at Hi-Five Sports zones, local parks, schools, or community centers. 

The facilities for Hi-Five Sports are adapted to fit children's age, size, and abilities. Pitches and courts are smaller, and the hoops are lowered to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy. Through High-Five Sports, children may be able to improve both their physical and mental health. 

Hi-Five Sports began franchising in 2015 and has since grown to over one dozen franchises throughout the United States.

Why You May Want to Start a Hi-Five Sports Franchise

Creating a sense of community is essential for all Hi-Five Sports locations. Hi-Five Sports' mascot, Murphy, can attend birthday parties and events. Murphy may hand out "Murphy Coins" as a reward for progressing young athletes. 

All Hi-Five Sports zones include the "Hi-Five Murphy Challenge." This obstacle course is aimed at children aged four and older to test their speed, endurance, and accuracy. Adults are not exempt from this course either. They can access their inner child by challenging their children at the obstacle course. Of course, Murphy is there to give out coins too. 

What Might Make a Hi-Five Sports Franchise a Good Choice?

By providing an exciting, different, and fun approach for younger players to build their confidence and success, Hi-Five Sports is the first of its kind to merge a retail outlet with children's sports. As a franchisee, you can choose to work from home and hire a venue or create your own facility for programs and activities.

If you choose to work from home, you control where and when you want to organize parties, summer camps, leagues, and classes. Whichever option you choose, you will likely gain support from Hi-Five Sports' business model to enter and function in the quickly growing youth sports market.

With over 30 years of experience in the youth sports industry, Hi-Five Sports is happy to help with any questions and offers a proven business model to franchisees. 

How To Open a Hi-Five Sports Franchise

To be part of the Hi-Five Sports team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include royalty fees. 

A Hi-Five Sports franchise expert will guide you through a screening experience and give you a virtual walk-through of the support offered to franchisees. They will then show you how to fill out an application and all of the marketing materials available to you if you franchise. 

Once your application is completed and approved, your franchise expert will schedule a field trip to a Hi-Five Sports franchise for you, where you will see a Hi-Five Sports location in action and participate in one of the team-building activities.

It may be a good idea to reach out to an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a Hi-Five Sports franchise.

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Company Overview

About Hi-Five Sports

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Children's Fitness Programs, Miscellaneous Recreation Businesses, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 1990
Parent Company Hi-Five Sports Franchising LLC
Leadership Ryan Tuchman, CEO
Corporate Address 5550 Glades Rd., #1051
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2015 (9 years)
# of employees at HQ 4
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia

# of Units 18 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Hi-Five Sports franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$12,900 - $27,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$25,450 - $554,165
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
8.5%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Hi-Five Sports has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 9 hours
Classroom Training 10 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Yes
# of employees required to run 1-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022