Top Low-cost Franchise Ranked #444 by Entrepreneur Magazine
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Soccer Shots announced that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Soccer Shots is one of the only brands in the “Children’s Fitness” category to make the prestigious Top 500 list in 2022.
The recognition received by Soccer Shots highlights the expansion made by the company in 2021. An addition of 18 territories last year brings the brand’s total number of territories to more than 260 across 40 states and Canada. Along with making the Top 500 list, Soccer Shots ranked #39 in the top low cost franchise category, which requires startup costs of less than $50,000.
“Earning a spot on this list continues to distinguish Soccer Shots as a brand and further validates our reputation as a top low-cost franchise investment,” said Matt Crist, Director of Franchise Development for Soccer Shots. “2022 will be an exciting year for our franchise system as we continue to expand into new markets with both proven owners and motivated new franchisees.”
The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
“The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand like Dunkin’ that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs—because in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive.”
Aimed at positively impacting children’s lives, Soccer Shots strives to be the best part of a child’s week through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Serving children ages two through eight, the program features professional coaches in the community, an exceptional customer experience including ongoing communication and an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards. The weekly programs, customized for three different age groups, teach children soccer fundamentals and character-building skills. Soccer Shots hosts private sessions through local schools and childcare centers as well as public programs, which are typically hosted through park districts.
For entrepreneurially-spirited individuals interested in owning a Soccer Shots franchise, the typical franchise fee is $36,500. Plus, Soccer Shots is a proud partner of the VetFran program. Approved candidates receive 15% off of the total franchise fee. Ideal franchisees have a strong passion for making a positive impact on children and a desire to lead their own business. Soccer experience is not necessary to join the franchise, but knowledge and a dedication for the sport is preferred.
Over its 43 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Soccer Shots’ position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
To view Soccer Shots in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.
To learn more about Soccer Shots, visit www.soccershots.com.
For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit www.soccershotsfranchising.com.
About Soccer Shots
Based outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Soccer Shots is an international franchise program that provides children ages two through eight with a developmentally appropriate soccer and character development experience under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. The brand’s curriculum-based program is offered in more than 260 territories across 40 states and Canada, serving over 465,000 children each year. Soccer Shots was founded by two professional soccer players who identified a need for quality and engaging soccer programs for children under age eight.
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