Get a Football Coaching Job by Starting a Franchise

11/01/2019 08:00 | Sport franchises

Football Coaching Franchise

If you’ve got a passion for the beautiful game and dream of one day making a career out of coaching, a football franchise may be your best chance of realising your ambition. With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to take a more in-depth look at why investing in a football franchise is a good idea and what investment opportunities are available.

Football coaching franchise

There can be no doubt that football is the most popular sport in the UK and a regular weekend activity for many players up and down the country. However, grassroots participation needs to be fostered if it is to prosper long into the future. While involvement in the juniors' game has remained steady and there has not been a decline in the number of youngsters playing the game, adult participation figures have declined rapidly.

However, there are two reasons that this should not concern would-be football franchisees. First and foremost, the vast majority of football franchises offer classes to kids and, as we’ve already mentioned, youth participation has remained stable. Second, the drop in adult participation in the traditional 11-a-side form of the sport is occurring alongside increased participation in other forms of the game, such as 5-a-side, futsal, and walking football. Perhaps most importantly, the overall decline in participation ignores a significant jump in the number of girls and women taking up the sport. This will be a vital new market for football-orientated businesses in the future.

Football coaching jobs UK

In the UK, the Football Association oversees the sport of football. This organisation offers coaching courses, badges, and certifications to those individuals with an interest in training the next generation. However, acquiring these badges can be expensive and time-consuming, with there also being no guarantee of a job at the end of the process.

This is one of the main reasons why more and more sportspeople who want to become coaches are opting to pursue their dream by starting a football franchise. Not only are coaching qualifications not required, but the franchise also provides entrepreneurs with an immediate income and a means of supporting themselves while learning on the job. It also gives coaches the opportunity to launch a business with enormous growth potential. Once a franchise has reached its limits in one area, it's a simple matter of utilising the experience and knowledge acquired to launch a new franchise in another territory.

Football academy coaching jobs

Working as a football coach requires a great deal of determination and drive, particularly if you’re responsible for managing the business sides of things too. Individuals will need to have a passion for both the sport and teaching and will also need to be able to inspire the kids to do more, go further, and be the best they can be. For this reason, patience, compassion, and excellent communication skills are also essential qualities for all football coaching jobs.

Having taken a brief look at the reasons why a football franchise is a good investment and discussed what skills a franchisee needs to succeed, it’s time to move on to the franchises themselves. Below, we provide information on four of the top investment opportunities currently available on the market.

Fast Feet FA

The Fast Feet FA business began life in 2013 as a privately owned business offering classes to children aged 3-16 years old. The company has a substantial presence in educational establishments across the north of England and provides classes to both groups and individuals. In 2018, the company decided to utilise the franchise model to facilitate further expansion. It is now looking for new franchisees to export its highly successful business model to other parts of the country.

To become a Fast Feet FA franchisee, you’ll need to invest around £11,500. Of this amount, approximately £9,995 is earmarked for the franchise fee. In return for your investment, franchisees will be enrolled in a comprehensive 10-day training programme and given ongoing support throughout the franchise agreement.

All Star Football Academy

All Star Football Academy aims to develop technically gifted players who have a passion for the sport and ensure that they keep on playing long into adulthood. Emphasising fun, enjoyment, and personal development over a “win-at-all-costs” attitude, the franchise is a popular choice among those who understand that sport can provide individuals with many of the skills they’ll require later in life.

Roughly £5,000 is required to start an All Star Football Academy franchise, and royalty fees are kept low to give franchisees the best possible chance of turning a substantial profit. The business benefits from diverse revenue streams, which include holiday camps, in-school classes, one on one sessions, and birthday parties, alongside the regular weekly sessions.

Little Kickers

Little Kickers was set up in 2002 and has now spread to encompass franchise units on more than six continents. This extensive network of committed franchisees is a source of great inspiration and innovation, with many improvements made to the business after feedback from its members. The company offers classes to children as young as 18 months and as old as seven years. This makes them one of the world's largest coaching networks for pre-school children.

Approximately £10,000 is required to get a Little Kickers franchise unit off the ground, and a significant portion of this can be financed through an arrangement with a major lender.

Kiddikicks

Kiddikicks was launched in 2005 by a husband and wife team who wanted to provide young children with an opportunity to be active and participate in team-based sports. Kiddikicks is specifically designed to meet the needs of younger children, with classes available for kids as little as 18 months. A separate franchise exists for those who would like to coach older children.

There is currently no accurate investment information for the Kiddikicks franchise; so interested investors will need to contact the organisation directly if they wish to pursue this opportunity.

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