Inside the Booming $37.5B Youth Sports Industry

Choosing to start your own business is one of the biggest decisions you can make. You’re investing not only in your future but in your community. It’s important to know that the decision you’re making — and the industry you’re entering — make sense for your skills, goals, and budget. When you’ve chosen to pursue entrepreneurship through franchising, you’ve got a lot of options, from traditional choices like convenience stores to more specialized options. At Apex Leadership Company, we think there’s no better opportunity than the youth sports industry for those interested in improving the lives of others — and their own.

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Opportunities When Franchising in Sports

Nowadays, it’s tough to find much of anything that everyone can get on board with. One thing we can all agree on is the importance of giving our children the best start possible. It’s a proven fact that the collaborative, encouraging environment of youth sports teaches kids invaluable lessons in teamwork, leadership, and character. To that end, it’s no surprise that the youth sports industry is booming, with a global value of $37.5 billion in 2022. Nearly 40% of that market is in North America alone. Because kids and parents alike see participation in sports as an integral part of childhood, this number is expected to grow by 9.2% by 2030. 

Our Mission-Driven Business Model

What sets Apex apart from comparable opportunities in the youth sports industry is simple: it’s about a lot more than sports to us. Our goal is to build stronger kids and stronger communities by upending the traditional school franchising model. Conventional fundraising opportunities fail time and again to achieve their goals. As a result, schools nationwide are woefully underfunded, and teachers find themselves spending their own money each school year to provide their students with the essentials. 

Instead of traditional sales-based fundraisers, Apex hosts events that the whole community can be a part of. We host fun runs, obstacle courses, dance parties, and other fun events that get kids active and communities involved. Before the event, our team visits each school to provide age-appropriate lessons in leadership, character, and habit-building. It’s a holistic approach that does a whole lot more than raise much-needed funds for local schools; it provides the many physical and mental benefits of sports participation to every student, even those who might not have thought that sports were for them. 

Is this industry right for me?

Any business-minded individual with a passion for service can thrive as an Apex franchise owner, but some career paths will give you a natural advantage. Our ideal franchisee will have sales experience and leadership expertise, as well as experience working in operations. Recruitment and finance experience are particularly helpful. Of course, if you’re from another walk of life, not to worry — our robust training program and franchise support will give you all the resources you need to build a thriving business. 

We want you on our team! Start your journey toward Apex franchise ownership today. Fill out our convenient online form to begin the conversation.