Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 183 – Soccer Shots Franchising LLC – US
Products & Services: Soccer programs for children ages 2 to 8
Number of Locations: 135
Total Investment: $18.73K – 25.5K
Began Franchising: 2005
About Soccer Shots Franchising LLC
Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb played soccer together in college and professionally. They created Soccer Shots as a way to earn money during their off-season. With the success of their first two locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, friends and former teammates began asking how they could do the same, so they began franchising in 2005. Soccer Shots franchisees offer 30 to 40 minute weekly programs to teach children basic soccer skills and character-building lessons.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $18,742 – $25,500
Franchise Fee: $16,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Net Worth: $20,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Franchise can be run from home. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (75% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 3 days. At franchisee’s location: 1 day.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #183 (2013), #218 (2012), #430 (2010), #479 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #71 (2013),
Low-Cost: #27 (2013), #36 (2012),
Top New: #20 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #40 (2013), #57 (2012),
America’s Top Global: #159 (2013), #171 (2012),
Turn Your Passion Into Your Career.
Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. Join us and see why tens of thousands of children throughout North America have benefited from the Soccer Shots experience!
Soccer Shots might be for you . . .
If children bring a smile to your face and you truly enjoy interacting with young children.
If you have not just dreamed of owning your business but have given serious thought to how your career goals, skill set, and experience would translate into becoming an outstanding franchise owner.
If you have a passion for, a background in positively impacting children through sports.
If you are a person of initiative and relish stepping through doors of opportunity, while conquering challenges.
If you have had success in leading teams/persuading others AND demonstrated an ability to be a contributing team member.
Mission. Method. Motivation.
Mission. Our mission is to be the premier intro-to-soccer provider across the globe and to do so in such a way that it leaves a lasting impact on the youth we serve.
Method. We offer a quality, high-energy soccer program with principled instruction wrapped in fun. Our creative curriculum emphasizes soccer skills as well as character development, which transcends the game itself.
Motivation. Our motivation is to impact children in both soccer education and character development with application to all areas of children’s lives. We are motivated by a desire to see kids experience the game of soccer and to enjoy the rewards that participation in the game offers.
Jason Webb, Jeremy Sorzano, and Justin Bredeman attended college and played soccer together at Messiah College in the mid-90s. All three guys had distinguished playing careers at the collegiate level and each were team captains during their respective senior years. The experience of playing soccer at a small, Christian liberal arts college in Grantham, PA created strong bonds among the three “Js” that has led to the creation and successful development of Soccer Shots.
After graduating from college, Jason and Jeremy continued their soccer careers in Charlotte, NC where they played in the professional ranks with the Charlotte Eagles. During the off-seasons, Jeremy discovered a business niche of taking a quality soccer program to preschools and childcare centers. The early stage of Soccer Shots had begun. When Jason took the concept to his native area, Harrisburg, PA Soccer Shots was replicated successfully and the idea of franchising Soccer Shots began to take shape.
Meanwhile, after college, Justin forged a career at Auntie Anne’s, Inc. a franchise system specializing in hand-rolled soft pretzel stores. During his eight years working at the home office in various leadership positions, he gained experience with and insight into a successful franchise company. While Justin was at Auntie Anne’s, Jason and Jeremy launched Soccer Shots Franchising in 2005. Not long afterwards, Justin became a Soccer Shots franchise owner in his home of Lancaster, PA. In May 2009, Jason and Jeremy invited Justin to become a partner in Soccer Shots Franchising.
In the early days of Soccer Shots, a number of other friends, and friends of friends, became Soccer Shots franchise owners. The system grew organically, mostly through word of mouth. The franchise community continues to grow significantly through referrals. As Soccer Shots has become more prominent, franchise owners have found Soccer Shots through Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, web searches, and media coverage.
Today Jason, Jeremy, and Justin are still actively involved in the leadership and operations of Soccer Shots Franchising. Due to growth and the accompanying opportunities, the Soccer Shots staff is now comprised of other energetic, highly capable people who are active in training, franchise support, and internal operations.
Source: Soccer Shots Franchising LLC Official website