Do you have a passion for sports and love working with kids? Want to own your own bussiness and set your own schedule?
We work to help each child develop confidence, teamwork, and other important skills in our non-competitive, learning-based environment. Franchise owners at Amazing Athletes do much more than just teach sports fundamentals; they promote teamwork, develop essential motor skills, and build confidence in children of all ages. They are not just coaches and trainers; they are inspiring mentors, self-motivated business owners, and activators of today’s youth.
Amazing Athletes is a year-round educational sports program that helps children develop 7 key areas of motor development through the introduction of 9 different sports’ fundamentals. Our mobile programs use age-appropriate equipment and a carefully crafted curriculum endorsed by an early childhood expert.
Since 2006, Amazing Athletes has empowered franchise owners. Today we have over 650 locations, over 100 franchise units, and can be found in 28 states. And we continue to grow all the time!
Amazing Athletes has also ranked among Entrepreneur 500 for four consecutive years, rated as one of the highest children’s sports development programs in the country.
My son has been participating in the Amazing Athletes program for about 2 years now. He started when he was just 2 ½ years old. By the time he turned 3 he was teaching me sports. Since he began the program his skills and self-confidence have improved greatly. He used to get frustrated trying new things and the phrase, “I can’t do it,” was a phrase we’d hear from him too often. However, since he began the Amazing Athletes program that phrase has been replaced more frequently with “I’m gonna try…”. And his excitement is contagious.
"Our Son has gained so much strength and confidence since he has been participating in the program. He talks about Magic Ladders and all the sports he does. He even tries to get the family involved in his stretches and push-ups. This weekend, just after 4 months, his gymnastics instructor graduated him up to the next level, because he completed all of the skills! Oh, he also now knows Wednesdays are Amazing Athlete days. Thank you for such a great program"
“We like the fact that our child has Amazing Athletes four times a month. It has exposed her to different sports and has also given her confidence to try them. It really helps my schedule having them come to school as opposed to enrolling her in an outside program.”
“Amazing Athletes is a great program that can only enhance your center. Professional staff make it easy to encourage and enroll children in the program. Families love that their children can try out many different sports to see the ones that they really love. It’s a great opportunity to give children large muscle activity at school! Great program and I can’t wait till my son is old enough to join!!”
I truly feel like I have been blessed to have found Amazing Athletes. This business gives me the ability to run my own business, while doing something I love and feel such a passion towards! I tell my friends all the time, my only regret is not doing this earlier in life!
Amazing Athletes has consistently ranked as one the the nations top franchises to own by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, Military Franchising and more thanks to its low startup cost, high profit return, and exceptional franchise experience.
Amazing Athletes provides a turn-key system, developed around a proven custom curricula endorsed by Early Childhood Expert Bonnie Bruce, with one week long comprehensive training and on-going support to help you every step of the way as you get your business established and running the way you want. All of our franchisees operate in exclusive territories and have constant access to educational tools and support for continuous growth and success.
If you think Amazing Athletes Could be a good fit for you, we encourage you to complete and submit an Amazing Athletes Initial Inquiry. Once Received an Amazing Athletes representative will contact and submit you to confirm your application and set up a time for an introductory call.
The introductory call gives us a chance to get to know each other, summarize your expectations and interests, and clarify any questions you might have about the Amazing Athletes Program. At the end of this discussion, if we both agree that Amazing Athletes would be a good opportunity for you, we’ll e-mail you a Web-Brochure, complete with: links to program videos, Fee Structure Sheet, Benefit Statistics, and more. We’ll follow up a few days later to ensure you received the information and schedule a discovery call to go over the specifics in greater detail.
Now that we have established our mutual interest in working together, it is very important that we go through the franchise information in greater detail to make sure that, as a prospective owner, you have a complete understanding of the business and program. We can have as many or as few discussions as you think you need. When you are ready to continue we will ask that you fill out and return to us the Request for Ownership Application included in your Web-Brochure.
Our ownership application allows Amazing Athletes to verify that you are ready to be an Amazing Athletes owner. This will include a background check and confidentiality agreement on the trade secrets you may be privy to through the rest of the process.
Once we receive your application, we will send you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). There is a legally required fourteen (14) day waiting period before you can sign an actual Franchise Agreement. This is for your protection and we encourage you to do more research, consult legal advice, and weigh out all of your options before making any commitments.
Still have concerns? Want to see the program in action? We’ll do our best to get you set up to view a class. It is important to us that you have all of the answers you need and are absolutely satisfied with Amazing Athletes before you commit to joining the family.
During this time, you should also be securing and reviewing your financing. On our end we will also begin the in-depth territory building process based on your location and zip code preferences
Once you have had adequate time to review the FDD, build a quality territory, and establish a financing plan, we are ready to set up training. Amazing Athletes will provide you and one other person of your choosing with four (4) days of comprehensive training at our Corporate Office in Franklin, TN.
Training will cover every aspect of your Amazing Athletes Business including, but not limited to, personal lessons on our Policies and Procedures, Selling Techniques, Accounting System, Web Support, Problem Solving, and Coaching Methods. Training also includes hands-on instruction of the year round curriculum and life class coaching experiences. A Certificate of Training will be awarded upon successful completion of your training.
During this time we will also handle the signing of all Franchise Agreements and Payment Terms (as needed).
As part of our Amazing Athletes Family you are now privy to the on-going support and start-up marketing from corporate. You will not only receive personal phone calls from our CEO, but you will also have access to a personal corporate liaison available to answer your questions. They will also provide you with web support and access to our franchisee newsletters, conference calls, marketing promotions, and more.
The Amazing Athletes Franchise Fee is set at $25,000 and includes a zip-coded territory that contains a minimum of 60 private preschools or child care centers licensed with a capacity of 40 or more children. Our Franchise Development team will complete all the research necessary to create your territory. Whether it ends up consisting of 5 or 15 zip-codes, you can rest assured that you will have a secure and viable territory.
In addition to your protected zip-coded territory, the franchise fee also covers your costs of training, policies and procedures, curriculum + updates, web support, professional marketing materials, and on-going support and R&D from corporate. You will also have access to our in-house marketing and design professionals who are always on hand to provide advice and produce professional marketing materials that can be customized for your business.
As a home-based business conducting operations on-site for their clients, start-up expenses for Amazing Athletes tend to be very low. Costs are typically limited to your starter equipment pack, paperwork, liability insurance, computer software, legal fees, and travel costs for training. Prior to purchase our staff will also equip you with budget worksheet to prepare for your opening months.
Amazing Athletes provides services on-site at our client’s place of business. Classes cater to the existing customer base at our host locations (Pre-Schools, Day Care Centers, Churches, Elementary Schools, Corporate Child Care Settings, Rec. Centers etc…) and are usually offered as enrichment programming. Our mobile-franchise business structure, which virtually eliminates overhead costs, makes it very easy to get started.
While experience working with children or running your own business can be helpful, it is by no means required. From accounting to law enforcement, our franchisees have come from a variety of backgrounds. The only key requirements to be successful in this business are what we call the three C’s: Compassion, Conviction, and Commitment!
Compassion: The right candidate for an Amazing Athletes Franchise must, above all, be compassionate about children and their development needs, along with physical fitness, healthy living, and sports. Coaching children every day using our action-packed curriculum is not only gratifying but produces immense reward as you are able personally witness the difference Amazing Athletes classes have on their skills and confidence.
Conviction: Amazing Athletes was created for children and is built around providing them with the structured physical activity they need to mature their motor skills, adopt healthy habits, and cultivate their total development; mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. Our curricula are specifically designed around introducing children to athletics in a fun non-competitive atmosphere that also provides opportunities for instruction and practice of their motor skill development. To run an Amazing Athletes successfully, you must consistently demonstrate conviction in the curriculum and program.
Commitment: While Amazing Athletes will provide you with everything you need to get your program up and running it is up to you to manage your business and keep it going. As such, a strong commitment to your business and the services you provide is of the utmost importance.
Business Hours vary depending on how you choose to run your franchise. For instance will you coach yourself or will you hire coaches.
Thankfully, the nature of our business structure generally allows much more flexibility from the general 9-5 grind, with the only time and place obligations being your scheduled classes. However, to truly grow and become successful, you should be prepared to focus on this full-time (roughly 40 hrs per week).
There are many different variables to success, including your personal commitments and desire to grow and succeed. While, Amazing Athletes Corporate will be available every step of the way to help you meet and exceed your business goals, we make no promises or guarantees regarding your potential income.
As an Amazing Athletes Franchisee your primary program will be Amazing Athletes (Ages 2 ½ to 6), however you will also have the opportunity and resources to expand your business by also offering Amazing Tots, Amazing Warriors, Summer Camps, and Amazing Parties. To learn more about each of our programs you can visit the ABOUT section or choose a link below:
We wish we could say yes, but the unfortunate truth is that children under the age of 7 are expending 20-30% less energy than they should. In addition, it is important to understand that motor skills are not acquired and refined without instruction and practice. Children NEED someone to offer planned instruction, practice opportunities, assessment, and the chance to fine tune.
Amazing Athletes not only provides this structure, which aids in motor development, we also provide an early introduction to sports and physical fitness which will hopefully keep them active for years to come. To learn more about the necessity and importance of Amazing Athletes check out our Benefits.
If you believe you meet the three C’s and possess the ambition and desire to succeed as a business owner we want to work with you! Take your first step toward a satisfying and rewarding career by reviewing our Step by Step Process and submitting an Initial Inquiry Form.
Co-Founder and President of Franchise Sales/Support (Contact Janee)
Janee, one of the two founders of Amazing Athletes, is a California native. She attended Life University in Georgia where she played on the Women’s Soccer Team, earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic, and met her future husband Glen. Today they have three children; Ethan, Peyton, and Claira. Janee has completed two marathons (New York & San Diego), and is most proud to be able to help grow Amazing Athletes and actively educate future generations.
Co-Founder and CEO (Contact Glen)
Born in England and raised in South Africa, Glen moved to the United States to attend Life University and continue his life-long love of soccer as part of the school’s team. His Collegiate Mens team was ranked third in the nation for NAIA schools. Glen majored in business and international marketing and uses his degree to assist in the management of multiple businesses including Amazing Athletes. Glen continues to take great pride in seeing the sense of achievement and purpose that children show through Amazing Athletes.
Franchise Operations and Curricula Development (Contact Kristen)
Kristen has been with Amazing Athletes since March of 2010 and couldn’t be happier with her decision. She and her husband Aaron currently live in Franklin, TN and share a passion for sports and fitness. Kristen is a former All-Star Cheerleading coach and holds a CrossFit L1 Certificate. She truly believes that athletic involvement as a child has a direct impact on a child’s longterm confidence and future fitness choices. Kristen loves her work with the Amazing Athletes franchisees, and is constantly working to push the envelope to ensure that Amazing Athletes remains the best of the best in Child Fitness Franchises.
Director of Marketing (Contact Christian)
Christian (also known around the office as “Danger”) is a Nashville Native. He attended Tennessee Tech University, where he earned his degree in Marketing. He is a very fun loving, and creative individual who thinks outside of the box on a routine basis for new and inventive ways on reaching potential clients. Outside of work you can find him spending a lot of time with friends and family, cheering on the Nashville Predators, catching to see the latest movies, and enjoying new and adventurous restaurants around the local Nashville area.
Graphic Advertising & Design (Contact Loren)
Loren grew up in North County San Diego where she attended CSU San Marcos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Of Arts and Technology. There she met her husband, Mike. Loren also enjoys taking sewing classes, doing yoga and hiking with her dachshund, Dexter.
Pro Shop Manager (Contact Megan)
Megan is a native of Franklin, Tennessee. She met her husband while in high school at Middle College High School in downtown Franklin. She later attended Columbia State Community College where she earned her license as a Dental Assistant and earned her radiology certification. Every year she continues her education in order to keep both certifications/licenses active. As the parents of two young children, Megan and her husband understand the importance of early childhood education involving health and fitness.
Administrative Assistant (Contact Erin)
Erin grew up in the Nashville area, and has been involved in sports almost her entire life. She has a Sports Management degree from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga and has worked for various baseball and hockey teams. Erin has spent the past six years being a stay at home mom for her daughter Gabby and her son Robbie. Before that she worked for several years doing marketing and administration for St. Luke’s Community House in West Nashville. Erin is excited to work with the Amazing Athletes team, helping to grow the mission of teaching our children to live healthy and active lives.