25+ YEARS OF SUCCESS
"Passionate about the positive results that are achieved when introducing children to team sports the “Hi-Five” way".
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 various team sports, making it fun and filling the needs of parents, schools and communities.
Hi-Five Sports sees team sports as a vehicle for improving the current and future well being of children. Now more than ever the need for children to be physically active and dis-connected from technology has never been so prevalent. Life lessons that are learned through sports are being ignored all too often and a generation of children are missing out on key life lessons that will be instrumental in their personal growth. The personal growth principles we carry on our sleeves include:
- Interpersonal relationships and communication.
- Path to physical well being and a healthy lifestyle.
- What is means to win and lose.
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.
A note from our CEO, Ryan Tuchman, “We think of Hi-Five in the same respect as a College or University. We expose young children to a number of team sports in a fun and entertaining manner that is not intimidating or negative in any way. We allow them to choose the path that they want to go down. Whether it’s a focus on one specific sport or none at all. The treasure is in the positive experiences they had in team sports that will shape them for the rest of their lives”.
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 December 2015 to better serve the growing need for our growing business model. We are well on our way to becoming a household name so now is your chance to GET IN THE GAME!
The franchise management team has experience in all facets of business plus the niche expertise in the youth sports and camping industries. 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 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.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ryan has been involved with Hi-Five Sports since its inception in 1990. Through the years he has coached, managed locations, and has successfully launched locations throughout the US. Prior to joining Hi-Five, Ryan assisted several start-ups in launching marketing and sales departments. He also has Advertising Agency experience which makes him well rounded in sales, marketing, and business development. In 2006, he made growing his local family business into a national brand his goal. He began his journey by focusing on mastering several new year-round programs at the first Hi-Five location in IL. In 2011, Ryan proved the business model can work across state lines with locations in AZ and CA. In 2014, the Hi-Five Sports Zone opened its doors in San Francisco. A new small-box retail concept called - The Hi-Five Sports Zone. The final piece of the puzzle was completed in late 2015 under Ryan’s leadership -- which was to franchise the concept. Ryan's role with franchisees is to lead in the onboarding process, help create the overall launch strategy, and assist with annual marketing campaigns.
Coach "H” has been at camp every summer since 1975 having gone through the ranks of Camper, Counselor, Unit Head, Assistant Director, and Director at private and not-for-profit camps in the Midwest. In 1999 he and his wife achieved a lifetime goal of owning and operating their own camp in Charlottesville, VA. To this day, Triple C Camp continues to serve 350 children/week and over 1000 children and 75 staff every summer. In 1991 Coach “H" joined our first location in IL and helped launch our basketball programming. Within four years, we had over 400 participants. In 2016 Coach "H" began Camp consulting for private schools, summer camps and sports programs. He is also the Professional Development chair for American Camp Association Virginias Leadership Council. Coach ‘H” will lead our franchise development team in assisting our franchisees with their programming and business growth.
Vice President of Training
Danny is in charge of 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 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.
Graphic Design Manager
Jared is the force behind our graphic design and websites. He has been working with Hi-Five Sports since 2012 -- and is in charge of supporting all of our franchisees with their design and web needs. No task is too small or too big for Jared. He can offer assistance in anything from social media graphics, to updating web pages, to designing mailers and brochures.
Director of Sales
Joseph is a former collegiate basketball player and has a passion to see kids succeed in sports. He also has experience coaching children in a number of sports and variety of ages. He has 10+ years of leadership experience, building sales and distribution channels in multiple markets. Joseph comes to Hi-Five to assist in spreading the brand to more communities throughout the US.
Director of Finance
For 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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