30+ Years of Success

“We’re passionate about the positive results that are achieved when introducing children to team sports the ‘Hi-Five way'”.

-Hi-Five is the largest youth sports entertainment franchise network in the US! We are both the first, and the industry leader, in offering both retail and home based franchise options. 

We’re a family-founded business that looked at youth sports and volunteer programs and thought… this could be a lot better! So, we’ve been innovating recreational youth sports for the last 30 years. Our mission is to make sports fun, battle the obesity epidemic and the lack of physical activity, and lastly, meet the needs of parents, schools and our communities. We offer programming for children from 2 years old through 8th grade including:

  • Our marque program – Hi-Five Summer Sports Camp
  • Preschool team sports classes
  • School Break Camps
  • Before & After School Enrichment
  • Birthday Parties
  • Specialty Events
  • P.E Outsourcing & Classes
  • Leagues & Clinics
  • And a new offering is introduced each year…

What Makes Us The In The Game

Hi-Five focuses on three main pillars of success which are 1.) Program Quality 2.) Innovation 3.) Parent convenience…

Program Quality – Our management team comes with a wealth of industry knowledge spanning over 100 years. Programs have been time tested for decades and are continually enhanced. Over the past 30 years our Management Team, P.E Teachers, Athletic Directors, Advisors, and our coaches have assisted with program development. 

Innovation – We make it a point never to just roll out some balls and run bland programs. We have added technology, our French Bulldog mascot Murphy, and years of development to keep innovating.  We are the first youth sports organization to put a spin on the old way of operating youth sports programming by coining the phrase “Youth Sports Entertainment”. With that in mind, the Hi-Five Sports Zone was born in 2014 and became the very first small-box retail sports facility with other unique operating components such as the “Murphy Mart Reward Center” and making it digital to assist children in the first lessons in financial literacy. Today, you can find Hi-Five Sports Zone locations throughout Malls across the US. 

Parent Convenience – Our team is made up of parents. We not only know about operating the best youth sports programming but we also know what parents expect. With that said, we go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of our business also caters to parent convenience. This includes everything from our location set-up, parent communication, and timing of our programs. At Hi-Five, we partner with parents and we will honor any request to make that partnership easier for our Hi-Five families. 

Hi-Five Sports views 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 disconnected from technology is extremely important. Life lessons that are learned through sports are all too often being ignored, and entire generations of children are missing out on key life lessons. Lessons that are not only instrumental, but imperative to their personal growth. The personal growth principles we place enormous value on and reward through the “Murphy Mart” include:

  • Teamwork
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Problem-solving
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Physical well-being and a healthy lifestyle
  • What it means to win and lose

Youth recreational sports is something for the whole family. At Hi-Five Sports, we foster a youth sports entertainment culture, where we maintain a great balance of fun and fundamentals! We take sports seriously, but with a sense of humor. 

A note from our CEO, Ryan Tuchman, “We think of Hi-Five in the same respect as higher education. 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”.

We’re in multiple states in over a few dozen cities and are rapidly growing. Hi-Five Sports Franchising launched in December 2015 to better serve the growing need for our business model. We are well on our way to becoming a household name so now is your chance to GET IN THE GAME!


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Ryan Tuchman "Ryno"

Founder & CEO
Ryan has been involved with Hi-Five Sports since its inception in 1990. Prior to joining Hi-Five, Ryan assisted several start-ups in launching marketing and sales departments. In 2011, Ryan successfully launched new locations across state lines in AZ and CA. In 2014, Ryan created and launched the very first Hi-Five Sports Zone location. Under his leadership Hi-Five Sports Franchising launched to meet the growing demand in late 2015. Today, he continues to work closely with each franchise to ensure they perform at the highest level.

Richard Constantine "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.

Seth Temko

Seth has over twenty years’ experience starting new or growing existing businesses at the executive level in product management, technology development, marketing and go-to-market positions at companies such as Monster.com, Global Payments and others. Seth worked alongside our CEO for four years and assisted with the transition from a local family business into a national franchise organization. He continues to advise the management team with matters relating to technology and higher-level marketing initiatives.

Danny Tuchman "Bam Bam"

Vice President of Training & Program Quality
Danny is in charge of ensuring overall program quality and training. His ability to take coaches under his wing and turn them into local celebrities is like none other. He grew up participating in all Hi-Five programs. He coached at Hi-Five since he was 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 is to ensure all franchisees are experts just like himself.

Sandra Erdtmann

Vice President, Marketing
Sandra Erdtmann brings over 25 years of combined marketing experience and results-oriented design to Hi-Five Sports. As a creative and strategic lead in the agency and corporate world, Sandra delivered award-winning campaigns, unique digital experiences and has launched dozens of new brands into the marketplace, providing a roadmap for success. Her passion for all things sports and robust experience will help ensure Hi-Five Franchise's and its Franchisees' continued growth in the marketplace.

Dan Dondit "Captain"

Dan has been involved with Hi-Five Sports since its inception in 1990. For the past 30 years he has been a camp director, director of operations, as well as assisting franchisees with camp training and development. Dan has also been an elementary and middle school Physical Education teacher for over 35 years. Aside from teaching, Dan has also coached middle school, high school, and college soccer, basketball, and Volleyball.

Chris Vanderslice "Slice"

Director of Franchise Development
Chris has served since 1999 as a health and fitness specialist, and is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist. Chris worked to help scale training and increase membership sales in companies such as LA Fitness and LIFE TIME. He has experience in multi-unit location management for large fitness corporations, and sold his fitness business in 2020. Chris is also a former Physics teacher, football and baseball coach. Chris's role with Hi-Five is to both grow the franchise network and assist new owners with their own business development and growth initiatives.

Marv Tuchman "The Godfather"

Marv founded the very first Hi-Five location in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago in 1990. He also co-founded the second location in downtown Chicago in 2000. He has been instrumental in laying the blueprint for what Hi-Five stands for to this day. Most importantly, he spent decades grooming his two sons, Ryan and Danny to take Hi-Five to the next level. Marv continues to advise our management team and franchises. If you happen to stop by our flagship Hi-Five Sports Zone location in Northbrook, IL you will see Marv's continued passion for the brand.

Howard Rothenberg "Coach H"

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. He is also the Professional Development chair for American Camp Association Virginias Leadership Council.
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what our franchise owners say

I am thrilled to have found my calling. Being able to combine my passion of impacting children through sports and my entrepreneurial spirit has been life changing.

Ian Thomas
Mount Prospect, IL

Parents at our San Jose location love the different sports programs that we conduct and want us to offer more in the future. It’s a great feeling to give back something to the society in a good way. Our programs help kids to perform better in other activities and enhance their social skills.

Arul Sundarraman
San Jose, CA

Getting out of the military and entering the civilian world, I was coming up with ways to do something different. To take control and create a better economic situation for my family. If you have the drive, owning your own business is the way to go! Looking at multiple sports franchises, we found that Hi-Five Sports core beliefs fell in line with our own. At every step of this process, their guidance has led me to create a new culture of doing sports here in San Antonio! Keeping it FUN, so these kids want to get outside, learn, and fall in love with sports. That's the Hi-Five Way!

Charles Carolus
San Antonio, TX

Purchasing a Hi-Five franchise has been a great decision. Their cutting- edge approach to child development keeps us at the forefront of the industry. The support they have given me throughout my time as a franchise owner has been instrumental in my success. They have supported me in every facet of my business and are always available to help keep me on track.

Seth Goodman
New York, NY