Youth Athletes United Signs 17 Deals Across 10 States. Athletes United, the multi-brand youth sports and activities franchisor, has had a strong start to the year. With increased sales, new territory deals and expansion to new states, the brand is experiencing remarkable post-pandemic growth.
“We are on pace to hit our 2022 goals with a good chance of exceeding them with the positive momentum we are seeing,” explained Paul Laudermilch, Senior Director of Operations at Amazing Athletes. “This is no surprise coming out of the pandemic. We are seeing more people making the jump to franchising, and they are looking for established and successful business models to give them the work-life balance they are looking for.”
Laudermilch explained that Amazing Athletes has added a total of six new franchise owners with new sales in Georgia, Florida, Arizona and Alabama, and two transfers in Hawaii and New York.
Laura Sappington, Senior Director of Operations at TGA Premier Sports, added, “TGA has welcomed a total of four new franchise owners with new sales in Howard County, Maryland and East Twin Cities, Minnesota and two transfers in Arizona. Two current TGA owners also expanded their brand portfolios with Little Rookies in four territories and one JumpBunch owner has added TGA Junior Golf.”
Further, established units are seeing positive sales trends. As of May 1st, 47% of Youth Athletes United franchisees were on track to have their best year yet, and the brand is certainly beating its pre-pandemic numbers.
“This proves that the YAU systems work — and that our mix of brands and products complement one another — setting the stage for YAU to become the largest youth sports franchise portfolio of cross-owners,” Sappington said.
As more prospects make the leap to franchising, Youth Athletes United continues on its strong growth trajectory.
As the platform continues growing, corporate leadership has placed substantial focus on ensuring franchisees have all the resources they need.
“Our North Star is providing the best possible support to our franchisees to help them unlock their entrepreneurial capabilities,” she added. “Being a part of the YAU system allows a franchisee to become a multi-unit owner, expand their offerings, grow their business and achieve their financial goals.”
“We recently got back some of our Franchise Business Review results, and we are crushing it,” said Laudermilch. “One of the main areas is in innovation. It’s something that, being part of this big platform, we have a lot of resources to be forward-thinking and say, ‘How can we do things that others aren’t?’”
The post-pandemic bounce back has created a spike in demand at the community level, and franchisees are increasingly excited to join the network of support and opportunity.
“When you piece it all together, it’s a really exciting time for the company, what we can grow to and the number of kids we can impact,” Laudermilch added.
For more information on Youth Athletes United’s additional franchising opportunities, visit https://youthathletesunited.com
About Youth Athletes United
Established youth sports and activities brands Amazing Athletes, Soccer Stars, TGA Premier Sports, Little Rookies and Jump Bunch come together under parent company, Youth Athletes United. With 15 – 20 years of success for each individual brand, a total 250+ units and 200,000+ children instructed nationwide each year, Youth Athletes United has earned trust in each community they touch. The brand’s overarching mission is to help the world understand that every kid is an athlete and ultimately impact the lives of over one million children.
Youth Athletes United Signs 17 Deals Across 10 States.