About Us

25+ YEARS OF SUCCESS

 

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"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 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.

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:

memeTeamwork.

Sportsmanship.

Problem-solving.

Leadership.

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 early 2016 to ensure Hi-Five becomes a household name in Youth Sports. Now is your chance to GET IN THE GAME!



YOUTH SPORTS INNOVATION AT ITS BEST

 

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.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

ryan-kidRyan Tuchman AKA Murphy
Founder/CEO

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-kidHoward Rothenberg AKA Coach “H”
Partner/Franchise Development

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.


danny-kidDanny Tuchman AKA BAM BAM
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 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.


jared-kidJared Marnstein AKA Graphics
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.


joseph-kidJoseph Fisher AKA Mighty Mouse
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.


richard-kidRichard Constantine AKA Books
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.

IN THE NEWS

FRANCHISING WORLD AUGUST 2017 People and News BriefsFRANCHISING WORLD: AUGUST 2017
People & News Briefs

Hi-Five Sports has appointed youth sports and camp industry veteran Howard “Coach H” Rothenberg as Head of Franchise Development to lead Hi-Five’s growth as a nationwide brand. Prior to joining Hi-Five Sports, Rothenberg worked for private and not-for-profit camps in the Midwest, starting as a camper and eventually opening his own camp in Charlottesville, Va. Rothenberg also serves as the Professional Development Chair for the American Camp Association Virginia’s Leadership Council, where he organizes educational programming and visits camps.
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Owners of Colorado Springs Soccerhaus expand into youth sportsOwners of Colorado Springs Soccerhaus expand into youth sports
By: Wayne Heilman

Owners of SoccerHaus, an indoor soccer complex in northwest Colorado Springs are expanding into youth sports with a franchise from San Francisco-area-based Hi-Five Sports to operate youth sports classes, leagues, after-school programs and camps for children age 18 months to 14 years.

The local franchise plans to offer its first set of 50-minute classes including flag football, T-ball baseball and "school-yard" sports beginning Aug. 26 at SoccerHaus, 4845 List Drive, said Brett Riding, chief operating officer of SoccerHaus and one of five partners in the complex and the Hi Five franchise.
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Youth Sports Facility Gets Back To BasicsYouth Sports Facility Gets Back To Basics
Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:54 pm
By RICHARD MAYER Assistant Managing Editor

A new sports facility geared toward youth opened earlier this year in Mount Prospect’s Kensington Business Center.

Former Des Plaines resident and 2002 Maine West High School graduate Ian Thomas is operating Hi-Five Players U Sports Club, 412 E. Business Center Dr. The facility, which caters to children ages 4 and up, is located inside a 30,000 sq. ft. facility containing athletic turf, batting cages, classrooms, a lounge area and a viewing deck for parents to observe programming.
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Hi-Five Sports Steps Up the Game in Long IslandHi-Five Sports Steps Up the Game in Long Island
6/15/17 | Posted in
General Business

Hi-Five Sports, providing the nation’s highest quality youth sports programming, announced today a widespread franchise growth initiative. The strategy positions the brand for expansion into Long Island, where Hi-Five Sports intends to transform and enrich the lives of children.

“We have nearly 30 years and a proven model behind us. In less than two years of franchising, Hi-Five is already showing itself to be a difference-maker in communities across the United States – we can’t wait to bring that to Suffolk County,” said Ryan Tuchman, CEO of Hi-Five Sports Franchising.
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Hi-Five Sports Names Howard “H” Rothenberg Head of Franchise DevelopmentHi-Five Sports Names Howard “H” Rothenberg Head of Franchise Development
By: Hi-Five Sports | May 24, 2017

Seasoned Industry Leader to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Brand Innovation

May 24, 2017 // Franchising.com // SAN FRANCISCO – Hi-Five Sports, providing the nation’s highest quality youth sports programming, announced today the appointment of youth sports and camp industry veteran Howard “H” Rothenberg as Head of Franchise Development to lead Hi-Five’s growth as a premier, nationwide brand. (Click to continue reading)


Hi-Five Sports Ready for Kickoff in Houston Hi-Five Sports Ready for Kickoff in Houston
5/21/17 | Posted in
General Business

Local Entrepreneur Signs Agreement to Raise Youth Sports Game in Fort Bend County

HOUSTON– On your mark, Houston – Hi-Five is coming your way!
The nationally acclaimed youth sports program, led by professionally trained staff, announced today that it has signed an agreement with entrepreneur Jarrod Geeto elevate the youth sports game in Houston, specifically within Katy, Richmond and Sugar Land. Local parents and their children will no longer have to travel far or launch an exhaustive search for high-quality youth sports programming. Set to open early next year, Hi-Five Sports will serve young athletes and their families in Fort Bend County and the nearby surrounding area.
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Local Entrepreneur Signs Agreement to Raise Youth Sports Game in Fort Bend County Hi-Five Sports Ready for Kickoff in Houston
Local Entrepreneur Signs Agreement to Raise Youth Sports Game in Fort Bend County
By APPR (Patch Poster) - May 16, 2017 9:57 am ET

On your mark, Houston – Hi-Five is coming your way!

The nationally acclaimed youth sports program, led by professionally trained staff, announced today that it has signed an agreement with entrepreneur Jarrod Gee to elevate the youth sports game in Houston, specifically within Katy, Richmond and Sugar Land. Local parents and their children will no longer have to travel far or launch an exhaustive search for high-quality youth sports programming. Set to open early next year, Hi-Five Sports will serve young athletes and their families in Fort Bend County and the nearby surrounding area.
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Gurnee franchisee helps kids excel at sports Gurnee franchisee helps kids excel at sports
Columns | updated: 5/8/2017 7:18 am

Brian Davis, who owns Hi-Five Sports in Gurnee, lower right, poses with his wife Shantel and his sons Jaxson, at top left, and Carter. Hi-Five offers sports classes to boys and girls from prekindergarten through sixth grade.

Brian Davis of Gurnee has had such a love of sports since childhood, that he decided to make it a career.

Davis is now owner of the Hi-Five Sports franchise in Gurnee, which provides sports classes and camps for children from prekindergarten through sixth grade.
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Hi-Five Sports Steps Up the Game in Dallas Hi-Five Sports Steps Up the Game in Dallas
Bringing Premium Youth Sports Programming to Dallas in 2017
By APPR (Patch Poster) - April 26, 2017 11:11 am ET

Hi-Five Sports, providing the nation’s highest quality youth sports programming, announced today a widespread franchise growth initiative. The strategy positions the brand for expansion into Dallas, where Hi-Five Sports intends to transform and enrich the lives of children.

“We have nearly 30 years and a proven model behind us. In less than two years of franchising, Hi-Five is already showing itself to be a difference-maker in communities across the United States – we can’t wait to bring that to the Dallas community,” said Ryan Tuchman, CEO of Hi-Five Sports Franchising.
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Hi-Five Sports Opens New Location in Mount Prospect Hi-Five Sports Opens New Location in Mount Prospect
Raising the Game Locally on Youth Sports Entertainment
By Stephanie Blake (Patch Poster) - April 21, 2017 1:26 pm ET

Lace ‘em up and get ready Mount Prospect – Hi-Five is here!

The nationally acclaimed sports program, led by professionally trained staff, announced today that it has opened in Mount Prospect. Local parents and their children no longer have to travel far or launch an exhaustive search for high-quality youth sports programming. Renowned for transforming and enriching the lives of kids ages 3-13, Hi-Five Sports is now serving families in Mount Prospect and the nearby surrounding area.
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Hi-Five gets Richmond District kids off to a fun start in sportsHi-Five gets Richmond District kids off to a fun start in sports
Posted on August 8, 2016 by Sarah B

It’s been two years since Hi-Five Sports Zone opened its doors at 5411 Geary near 18th Avenue, taking over a large space that was formerly a Walgreen’s. The space had been vacant for several years, during which a nasty battle took place over a Petco store taking occupancy. So residents were relieved when Hi-Five finally opened its doors in June 2014.

Hi-Five was a well-established business by 2014, offering sports camps, leagues and events for kids aged 2-10 years around the Bay Area and in Arizona. But Geary was their first brick and mortar location, and they chose the Richmond District because of it’s high population of families and its suitability for “a unique family sports
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Just Opened Hi-Five Sports ZoneJust Opened: Hi-Five Sports Zone
2014/07/03 | Erin Feher

The Bay Area isn’t known as a particularly sporty place. Sure, we have some championship teams to root for, but when it comes to our kids’ extra curricular activities we tend to be more circus school, less Friday Night Lights. But for those of us who grew up learning the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and how to walk it off by playing team sports, Hi-Five Sports Zone, which just opened on Geary and 18th Avenue, offers our little ones plenty of ways to get in the game.

The Game Plan. Hi-Five Sports Zone offers classes, leagues, parties and camps for players as young as 2.
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Hi-Five Sports Zone grand opening on May 31 enter to win a birthday partyHi-Five Sports Zone grand opening on May 31; enter to win a birthday party
Posted on May 27, 2014 by Sarah B

For several months now, Hi-Five Sports Zone has been building out the former Walgreens space at 5411 Geary. The 5,000 square foot sports facility, designed to host sport classes, camps, leagues and special events, opens this Saturday with a special grand opening celebration.

This is Hi-Five’s first brick and mortar location. It started as a family business in Chicago in 1990. The company also offers its programs, designed for kids age 2-10 years, in Menlo Park, Atherton and Scottsdale, AZ.
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Facilities benefit by hosting NFL FLAG leagues Facilities benefit by hosting NFL FLAG leagues
By Brittany Johnson | Posted 8/14/2013

For owners and operators of multi-sport facilities, the demands, hectic schedule and rigors of the job can be overwhelming.

Not surprisingly, hosting a variety of sports leagues is a balancing act that requires consideration and careful planning.

Yet for facilities that host NFL FLAG powered by USA Football leagues, operators are finding that the benefits largely outweigh the work required to provide members with a chance to play America’s favorite sport.
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Hi-Five Bay Area Sports debuts basketball for tots in Menlo ParkHi-Five Bay Area Sports debuts basketball for tots in Menlo Park
by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 11, 2011

The sound of bouncing basketballs in the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium is what you’d expect, yet different. That’s because the kids with the balls are pint sized.

Hi-Five Little Ballers is a new program for three- to five-year-olds offered through the City of Menlo Park by the Hi-Five Bay Area Sports Clubs, which is run by Nate Birnbaum (pictured above, left), long known in the East Bay as a top youth golf instructor. While new to the Peninsula, Hi-Five has been running youth sports program in the Chicago area for 20 years.
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Hi-Five Franchising, LLC
5411 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
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