Soccer has the highest participation level of any youth sport in America and is a valuable teaching tool for children across the country, which makes franchise programs like Soccer Shots of high importance.
Soccer Shots was founded by Jeremy Soranzo and Jason Webb, who formed their bond while playing soccer collegiately and professionally. They understood the impact soccer can have on children in all areas of life, as it is often their first introduction to skills and values such as sharing, honesty and teamwork.
Following the success Soccer Shots had in its first locations, Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, Soccer Shots had interest from several entrepreneurs and they were able to quickly expand into Ohio, Delaware, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Today, Soccer Shots has more than 120 franchises and company-run units in 31 states. Soccer Shots has established themselves as a premier provider for introductory soccer in the United States, with more than 50,000 children participating this year.
Justin Bredeman, who joined the Soccer Shots team in 2009 as a Partner, is excited to continue to see Soccer Shots grow despite the current economy. Soccer Shots initial investment level is $13,940-$18,550 and they are able to keep it such an affordable option because they focus on people who show promise of being great.
“Many of our franchise owners are first time business owners who have the requisite experience, dedication, and skill set to successfully run a business. We want owners who fit that bill. Therefore, we make it affordable.” Explains Bredeman.
Although there are many options and alternatives to Soccer Shots, it is a rare to find one with the history, track record, and self-fulfillment that Soccer Shots brings to the table.
“At Soccer Shots, we continually invest in our system and the business model in order to help increase revenue, decrease expenses, and improve convenience at the unit level. Lastly, we have a franchise community that loves what they do and committed to helping each other.” Bredeman says.
Soccer Shots is a low-investment opportunity, but it is a high value proposition. All three founders are still involved in the operations, and are committed to the improvement of Soccer Shots.
“We value a healthy, productive partnership with our franchise owners that yields business results. You won’t find a more dedicated, passionate group of franchise owners and home office staff!”
Soccer Shots has proven not only to be a successful financial model, but also one that is personally rewarding.