Progressive Sports is a sports education organisation, working with schools and communities to provide sports provision for children ages 3 – 13
Childrens Services, Health & Beauty, Fitness, Sport, Travel & Leisure
Progressive Sports is a national franchise that provides sports coaching for children aged 3 – 13 in schools, community organisations and private events.
Established first in 2006, the company began by offering services around the Midlands and Staffordshire, in schools and other community spaces.
Progressive Sports’ mission is to empower children to gain confidence in learning sports, but also gain greater social skills, improve academic ability, and promote greater health and wellbeing overall.
Since expanding as a franchise, Progressive Sports has won acclaim, and was awarded Best Customer Service and Best New Business in the Annual Franchise Awards in 2016.
The Progressive Sports franchise headquarters are based in Rugeley, in Staffordshire.
Progressive Sports offers three different franchise packages: Petite, Standard and Premium. The basic Petite franchise starts with an investment of £7,950, and there will be additional costs applicable for the higher packages.
Franchisees are also charged a monthly management fee, the price of which will depend on the package taken. You will also need to purchase all equipment and supplies from the brand – these are provided through its network of suppliers to give a competitive price.
The franchise terms must be renewed every five years, but no additional fee is charged after that point.
Franchisees can choose from the Petite, Standard or Premium package categories, based on their experience and the objectives of their business.
The Petite franchise is an excellent entry point for anyone looking to establish a career in sports coaching, or who is new to running their own business. You’ll receive training on how to run a successful business, and receive a manageable territory to help start off.
The Standard franchise is the company’s most popular package, giving franchisees a large territory, and will require having a larger team of people to help provide services. This is an ideal option for anyone who is already familiar in this industry or with a background in business management.
The Premium franchise offers a expansive territory, and is a good choice for franchisees looking to expand rapidly. This can be an excellent option for those who have extensive experience in marketing, sales and business growth, and have a proven track record of success.
It may be possible to get loans from most major banks to help purchase your franchise.
Territories are available across the UK and are determined by geographic area.
Franchisees can purchase additional territories once they can demonstrate their ability to run the business successfully. Many franchisees also take the option to take a higher franchise package once they are established and ready to grow their business.
While many franchisees come from a sports-related background, it is not necessary to have a coaching qualification before starting this franchise, as it can be run as a management franchise, with coaches employed for the provision of services. It’s essential to have a good sense of motivation and drive, in order to approach running a business in a positive and productive way.
If you intend on carrying out the programmes yourself, you will need a minimum qualification of NGB Level 2. All franchisees must also have an Enhanced CRB disclosure before the franchise can be approved.
Progressive Sports provides its franchisees with a comprehensive training programme, to help them establish themselves quickly and successfully. The programme begins with five-day on-site training at their head office, which covers all you need to know about running a sports franchise, including marketing and sales, recruitment, customer services, and more.
This is topped up with an annual franchise training, carried out each year in the last week of August.
Franchisees from around the country meet at their head office location, for professional development and training courses. The week also offers franchisees an invaluable opportunity to network with others and share best practice advice.
The business also provides business growth days held at the Progressive Sports head office, and carries out regular business visits to a franchisee on-site. Both of these help provide continued support.
Franchisees can also access a wide range of courses and webinars available, covering all aspects of running a business, helping to continue staff development, answer any queries, and support franchise owners when they are ready to take a step forward.
There is also telephone and email support available at all times.
With a growing recognition of the importance of health and physical activity for young people, the government has invested £150m in the sports education industry every year. This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about sports and health to grow a business in this area.
A franchise with Progressive Sports can be a fantastic opportunity, as the brand has established a highly successful business model, where franchisees have enjoyed high profit margins of 30-40 per cent, and can earn a revenue over £400,000 within 1-2 years.
With a range of franchise package options to choose from, Progressive Sports is a great option for anyone interested in running their own business, regardless of their background or experience level, as you can choose the best package for you.
To find out more about starting a franchise with Progressive Sports, you can get in touch with them by clicking on the enquiry button found on this page. You can then attend a discovery day, held at the company’s headquarters, where you can find out more about the franchise opportunity.
New articles added every week
Hand picked franchise opportunities just for you
First class help and advice for franchising and business
We have the industries best contributors on board
Inspiring and insightful franchise case studies