25+ YEARS OF SUCCESS
Pizza, Michael Jordan and Hi-Five Sports. We’re a huge part of Chicago tradition dating back to 1990. We’re a family founded business that looked at public sport and volunteer programs and thought… this could be a lot better! So we’ve been innovating recreational youth sports to work with younger ages, in over a dozen sports, making it fun and filling the needs of parents, schools and communities. We have some of the largest sports summer camps in our areas. Between the over one dozen sports the kids play and the novel themes, events and contests – we’re number one in multi-sport summer camp fun for all kids’ ages.
We look at youth recreational sports as something for the whole family. We call this youth sports entertainment. And just like any good entertainment it needs to be full of fun and challenging. We have a great balance of fun and fundamentals. We take sports seriously but we always say “you need a good sense of humor” too.
And this formula doesn’t just work in Chicagoland. We’re in multiple states in over a dozen cities and growing. Hi-Five Franchising launched in early 2016 to ensure Hi-Five becomes a household name in Youth Sports. Now is your chance to GET IN THE GAME!
Existing Rec Facility Model
Make “Dead Time” into Prime Time!
Summers and school days tend to be the slowest times for recreation facilities. We’ve built programs that turn off hours into big revenue. We’re multi-sport, summer camp experts. We have over 25 continual years providing the best summers any sport loving kid can have. It’s not a fluke. We’re operating in four states at a dozen locations.
Those camps come in great for winter and spring breaks and days off of school. Beyond that, we have four different sports for tots that you can run on school days to bring in kids ages 3-5.
Of course, we have flag football and basketball leagues. All these programs feed summer camp.
Home Based Business Model
You love kids’ sports, now, build your business!
Hi-Five Sports has the best quality youth sports programs in the nation. Focused on fun and fundamentals, we provide classes, leagues and fabulous sports camps. Our programs are documented, step-by-step. We also have face-to-face training and videos on demand. Fun and sports fundamentals is what we provide for ages 3 – 13.
We also know how to build buzz and get the word out to fill the programs. We have multiple, easy to deploy marketing strategies including our costume mascot for community events, school relationship plans, direct mail and community promotion packages.
Looking for New and Different? Hi-Five Sports Zone!
The Hi-Five Sports Zone is your own small, sports center. At under 10,000 square feet, you get to set up where families live and shop. You run all our fun-filled classes, leagues and camps plus amazing sports birthday parties- complete with our mascot Murphy and turning “Murphy coins” into party prizes.
This great resource to your community scales fast, allows others to rent and connects with schools. We have a whole community launch plan to create the kind of splash at your grand opening that leads to program and birthday party sales right from day one. You get an exclusive territory that gives you opportunities to grow outside the building.
PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE
Hi-Five Programming Ecosystem
With over 25 years of experience you're learning from the best. We've had successes and mistakes in programming and we've turned it into a system that works in any community. During the lifetime of Hi-Five Sports, the number one lesson learned is there is a project timeline from a new location launch to having a successful Hi-Five Sports Camp. The process starts with running quality toddler classes in basketball, flag football, t-ball and soccer and then offering K-5th grade leagues in those sports. Finally, it culminates into a huge multi-sport summer camp.
It's a process that has worked well coast to coast and is a key to your success.
Hi-Five has a well designed, easy to use, password protected website specifically for our franchisees at hifivesportsfranchise.com. The site includes all of our programs documented, step-by-step. We also have training videos that are available at your finger tips. Aside from our manuals and videos we also have all of our key logos available for download at anytime, as well as, marketing concepts, design templates, and in-house brainstorming ideas. Lastly, we included an e-commerce system that allows you to purchase our very cool branded promotional items.
The franchise management team has a combined 50 years of business and recreational sports experience. Our desire to be ahead of the industry curve has driven us to create the cutting edge in programs, marketing and innovation. The Sports Zone is the culmination of everything we’ve built!
We provide what’s new, different, exciting and fun. Our mascot Murphy is great for birthdays and community events. The Murphy Mart exchanges “Murphy Coins” earned from their participation and sportsmanship into branded prizes. Kid-sized courts and fields are specifically designed for younger players to build confidence and success. Parent convenience and program quality is our focus. We use digital screens and custom Murphy cartoons to encourage kids to play using sports fundamentals and sportsmanship.The Tools for Success
- The hiring process is key and we will train you to find the perfect employees to meet your mission
- Going above and beyond for our customers.
- A 25+ year tradition of operating premier sports camps.
- Program curriculums that achieve the highest level of fun for children and give parents the communications and service they expect.
- Word of mouth. Families have loved Hi-Five for 25 years and with two generations under our belt you benefit.
- Logos for all programs.
- Hi-Five Mascot - Hi-Five Murphy.
- Contributions from an experienced management team.
- Physical Educators and Athletic Directors work closely with us.
- Technology supporting all efforts.
- Proven marketing and sales programs.
- Combined Youth Sports Experience totaling over 100 years.
- Film/TV expertise.
- The only organization in this space focusing on Youth Sports Entertainment.
PROGRAM LINE UP
The programs offered may vary location to location. We will assist in market analysis to ensure program offerings match community needs. However, Hi-Five Sports Camp remains our marque program. We don't just offer sports for children. It's entertainment for the entire family. Our leagues and parties become a family event for all ages. Our camps and classes are targeted to children but when family is present it's an all out celebration.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
- Ryan is a true visionary in the Youth Sports Industry. His mission is for Hi-Five to become a global brand through the use of his unique spin on "Family Entertainment". With over 15 years experience in Marketing and Sales in the start-up world, and as a filmmaker he brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the team. Ryan was exposed to the launch of Hi-Five Sports Camp in 1990 by his father Marv in the Chicagoland Area. He was a Hi-Five Coach throughout High School and College...and moved to full-time management in 2006. After perfecting the model in the Chicagoland area Ryan launched the national business in 2011. Ryan’s vision is for Hi-Five Sports to become a household name and he is well on his way.
Danny Tuchman AKA BAM BAMVice President of TrainingDanny is the force behind ensuring overall program quality. His ability to take coaches under his wing and turn them into local celebrities is like non-other. He is what Hi-Five is all about. He grew up participating in all Hi-Five programs. He coached at Hi-Five since 15 years old and continues to to impact the lives of thousands of families in Chicagoland area to this day. Danny was an integral part of training our new operators in our company owned locations in AZ and CA. His role will be to ensure all franchisees are experts just like himself.
Chris Tabarez AKA C-TABVice President of DevelopmentChris Tabarez joined our team in 2011. He’s a former San Francisco State Gator and professional basketball player in Mexico, a teacher, coach, and athletic Director with an uncanny ability to lead and inspire young children. Chris has experience managing our Silicon Valley location and as the first Hi-Five Sports Zone GM in San Francisco. His role will be to assist franchisees in the day-to-day facets of running their own Hi-Five Sports location.
Richard Constantine AKA BooksDirector of FinanceFor 15+ years Richard has been working with businesses spanning multiple Industries by offering accounting and financial consulting services. Since 2012 he has managed the books for a number of youth sports oriented businesses. Richard comes to Hi-Five with a unique financial skill set that is a great value add for our Franchisees.
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