We recently commemorated our 15th anniversary of franchising during a spirited four-day system-wide convention, celebrating the evolution of the brand and all the ways the best is yet to come for Soccer Shots! Centered around a homecoming theme, the convention showcased how our growth has paved a path for continued success and momentum for franchisees and the children we serve alike.
The annual event brought our entire franchise network together and recognized individual franchisees from across North America for their commitment to their communities, sales growth, revenue milestones and positive impacts they’ve had on children through their local Soccer Shots programs.
“This year was a major milestone for us to celebrate as a brand. Soccer Shots hosted its first convention at [co-founder] Jason Webb’s house and, today, we’ve grown to more than 216 franchise locations across North America. Our growth as a system has created the momentous opportunity for us to inspire and empower young children every day through soccer,” said Justin Bredeman, CEO of Soccer Shots Franchising. “I’m humbled by the organization we’ve become today and we didn’t get to this point without working together. As we continue to add more dedicated individuals to our team to serve even more children, the possibilities and opportunities for impact are endless and I cannot wait to see what’s next for Soccer Shots.”
Several networking events and learning opportunities were also provided, including breakout sessions and roundtables, to discuss business strategies and solutions as well as best practices that will propel our brand to new heights in 2020, setting the stage for even further growth.
In addition to the informative educational sessions and coaching clinic, we celebrated those across the system in true “homecoming” fashion with an awards reception and homecoming after-party. Franchisees gathered in their finest throwback homecoming attire and celebrated each other’s accomplishments. To close out the four-day event, we hosted a soccer tournament for franchisees and team members to round out the last night of the convention with some friendly competition and fun among the franchise partners.