Extracurricular sports activities for children have been growing in popularity for over 20 years – and with good reason. We know from 50+ years of coaching experience that the right approach can have a big impact on children’s physical, social and emotional development. More importantly, it can build the confidence, motivation and skills to enjoy sport for life.
Our innovative approach was recognised by the judges in the national Startups 100 as being amongst ‘the most creative, original, disruptive and downright impressive new companies…in the UK’ as well as highlighted by the judges in the Guardian Small Business Network’s Best Practice Exchange:
And received a high profile boost from Theo Paphitis as a ‘Small Business Sunday‘ winner (August 2012):
A-Star Sports was also announced as a winner at the 2013 Franchise Marketing Awards (Best PR Campaign), which recognise the industry’s most innovative and effective marketing campaigns and uncover ‘the franchises that are at the top of their game’.
Our franchise owners are passionate about the positive impact of sport on everyday life. To nurture in young children a fun, positive outlook and a life-long commitment to being active is, in our experience, job satisfaction at its best.
Running your own business can also be financially rewarding. In today’s climate, according to the Small Business Report 2011, ‘it’s more risky to stay in employment than become your own boss!’. The report itself outlines a ten point plan to encourage start-ups and support existing businesses to grow, so you won’t just have our support in your business development journey.
Our franchise territories
A-Star Sports has professionally researched and mapped territories throughout the UK in order to provide an equal opportunity for every franchise owner and offer the potential for sustainable business growth.
Our franchise package
A-Star Sports franchises provide high quality, local, multi-sports coaching for children with a variety of age-appropriate extracurricular classes, holiday clubs, parties and events. For you as a franchise owner, we offer an exciting opportunity with a growing brand in an expanding market to coach ten core sports and more. With a proven business formula and professional training, current franchise owners are already reaching out to thousands of children.
A-Star Sports franchise owners hit the ground running with:
- Full training programme
- Comprehensive business and coaching manuals (300+ session plans)
- Equipment starter kit to deliver all levels of the programme (including our 10 core sports), parties and holiday clubs
- Bespoke clothing starter kit including coach’s apparel and initial stock of children’s t-shirts
- Premium marketing materials and strategy including exclusive use of the A-Star Sports registered, trademarked brand
- Exclusive access to business operations, systems and processes
- Fully supported website and social media management
- Exclusive, defined territory
Plus, ongoing strategic support and training from an experienced network that provides the best springboard from which to develop your successful business. This includes:
- Award-winning brand recognition
- Highly experienced business and coach mentoring teams
- Ongoing comprehensive, bespoke training programmes and CPD guidance
- Marketing starter pack, plus easy online editing and ordering of materials
- National marketing and research to ensure campaigns with the best return on investment
- Launch PR and ongoing media support
- National enquiry line
- Fully optimised website and local territory microsites
- Engaging social media activity and support
- Olympic ambassador and expert advisory team to support business development
- Conference and events with a growing network of experienced and friendly franchise owners
A bright future
Always looking to the future, A-Star Sports® has an expert advisory team including those with experience in the national governing bodies of sports, as PE specialists and teachers, as child psychologists and authorities in child behaviour management, plus business, partnership and sports management professionals, so franchise owners with a passion to be the best really can be. The business of sport and coaching is not one that stands still and this professional network supports the development of each A-Star Sports franchise.
Nominated by our customers for a number of prestigious awards and a double award winner at the What’s On 4 Junior Awards in 2012 (including Best New Activity for Children), here’s how mum Adele Munday describes what we do:
“I would rate this as the BEST children’s activity out there. The classes and range of sports give children a really good grounding. The sessions are extremely well taught, promote good sportsmanship and are great fun. My son never wants to miss a class!”
Are you A-Star?
If you’ve experienced the all-round benefits of sport for yourself and are passionate about sharing with children the same fun, positive outlook and life-long commitment to being active, then we’d love to talk to you.
Gary Slater, franchisee since 2011, describes his career change from the corporate life to coaching:
“Coaching children is the most fun and rewarding career. Coming out of the banking and finance sector into coaching is the best move I ever made and I’m more enthused and passionate about what I do than ever before. My A-Star Sports franchise gives me control, flexibility, great satisfaction and confidence, especially when I see business grow every month.”
Our franchise owners are driven, hard-working and customer-focussed with a keen eye for A-Star results. If this sounds like you, the next step towards running your own A-Star Sports® business is to register your interest with us, receive our prospectus, speak to our leadership team and come and see how A-Star Sports could change your life.
For more information and to request a prospectus, contact Gary Bassett on:
T: 07796 190169 / E: email@example.com