Looking for the Ultimate Kids’ Franchise? We’ve Got You Covered

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Owning your own business is often considered the ultimate goal, the achievement people count as having “arrived.” Being in charge of your future and schedule, and working in an industry you’re passionate about… what’s not to love? If that industry involves working with kids, we’ve got a kids’ franchise that might be everything you’re looking for!

The Rise of Ninja Sports

Kids sports—it’s one of the easiest paths to a career working with children. It’s also one of the most rewarding.

The Value of Youth Sports

Sports teach children discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills, and they help kids build confidence in themselves. These skills are all valuable lessons children can take with them into their adult years. They learn ways in which to succeed, and also how to pick themselves up when they falter.

Youth Sports Are Changing

According to Project Play1, youth sports are in decline. In 2008, when data started being tracked, around 45% of 6 to 12-year-olds participated in organized and team sports like baseball, football, and basketball. In 2014, that participation had fallen to nearly 37%. 

In part, the reason was the Great Recession of 2008. Program funding was cut for many schools’ after-school programs and city recreation leagues. It leveled some in the mid-2010s, but money hasn’t been the only reason.

Children start sports to have fun. When it’s no longer fun, they drop out. Reasons they may drop out vary, but according to HealthNews2, can happen because of:

  • Injury, either from trauma or overuse
  • Overemphasis on elite athlete development can lead to high anxiety and social isolation
  • Older athletes connect their whole identity to athletic success
  • Competitive parents cause children to burn out

As such, these types of sports hold less incentive for children to join and continue to participate.

Parkour, Gymnastics, and Ninja Warriors

Parkour started in the 1990s3 in France as a training method to overcome all obstacles in urban and natural environments. As youth sports were declining, parkour was catching on in the mid-2010s, as interest in the sport gained traction at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games. By this time, several gymnastics federations had already incorporated parkour into their instruction.

The television show American Ninja Warrior began to gain traction in 2012 when the show moved the competition to its Las Vegas course. Between then and 2015, when season 7 aired, no warrior had achieved total victory yet.

Ninja sports combined the prowess of parkour with the athleticism of gymnastics, and the TV show added the entertainment factor.

Combined with children turning away from traditional sports, it’s no wonder they began to find inspiration in ninja sports and completing obstacle courses.

The Benefits of a Ninja Sports Kids’ Franchise

Aside from the fact that kids love to jump, kick, swing, and run, ninja sports have a lot to teach children.

Ninja sports share many of the same philosophies that are taught in traditional martial arts, including respect and discipline.

There are new aspects a ninja sports kids’ franchise can teach their students, too, such as perseverance, self-confidence, and how to set a goal and keep going to achieve that goal. 

Other benefits include:

  • Developing exercise habits for life
  • Building strength and stamina
  • Learning the importance of agility and balance
  • Developing skills for mental fortitude and self-confidence
  • Developing awareness of the importance of physical fitness
  • Teaches kids to think outside the box

The kids who take part in a ninja sports kids’ franchise curriculum also learn how to encourage one another to be their best, creating an atmosphere of positivity and achievement they can recreate elsewhere in their lives.

The Ultimate Kids’ Franchise: NinjaTrix

What is the kids’ franchise that can do all these things? NinjaTrix children’s franchise.

The NinjaTrix founders set out to create a curriculum that changes not only kids’ lives but also the lives of the investors who become franchise owners.

Not only do franchise investors get to take charge of their futures, build their portfolios, and become the business owners they’ve always wanted to be, but they also get to work with children in a way that meaningfully impacts their lives.

Our carefully developed proprietary curriculum is designed to span 24 months, so children don’t just drop by, play for a few hours, and then get picked up. The NinjaTrix program is designed to help our students achieve specific physical and mental goals. Once those goals are met, students level up to the next area of focus. 

NinjaTrix is a kids’ franchise intended to focus the boundless energy of children, hone their skills, and stoke their passion for movement by offering safe, enriching instruction in ninja sports.

What Do Franchise Owners Get With a NinjaTrix Investment?

We’re committed to making each NinjaTrix kids’ franchise location flourish and become a vital part of their communities. That begins with providing our franchise owners with all the tools necessary to seamlessly operate their NinjaTrix franchise.

The initial investment ranges between $224,600 and $381,500, which includes the $49,500 franchise fee.

Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a large arena or 15,000 square-foot gym to make a NinjaTrix kids’ franchise work. A location with around 2,500 square feet can be flexible enough to include the training floor, party room for birthdays, pro shop retail space, and spectator/parent area. We can offer our expert advice on finding and building out the best NinjaTrix studio space.

Each franchise owner also receives 3 phases of franchise training:

  • The Preliminary Learning Phase – includes hours of video instruction and materials on the curriculum, technique, business management, community outreach, and more.
  • On-Site Training – Within 2 weeks of each NinjaTrix kids’ franchise’s grand opening, Owners and Operating Principals undergo a 5-day intensive training session at our affiliate’s location. They’ll shadow operations for detailed instructions and receive hands-on experience.
  • Lead Instructor Training – For Lead Instructors in the final 2 weeks before the grand opening, they’ll have their own dedicated 6-day training to learn every aspect of our intensive coaching process and understand the NinjaTrix model.

NinjaTrix also believes in the importance of community, and we’ll help franchise owners introduce each new NinjaTrix studio to schools, childcare centers, sports organizations, churches, and parents through marketing initiatives and other local campaigns. It’s more than marketing—it’s building relationships.

We also provide our confidential operations manual so franchise owners have resources at their fingertips to answer any questions about daily operations, the curriculum, networking, reporting, and more. 

Are you ready to teach kids how to kick, flip, and trick with one of the best ninja sports programs in the nation while taking charge of your future at the same time? You can do it with a NinjaTrix kids’ franchise! Contact us to get started today.

1 Source: “Why Youth Sports in America are in Decline” TheRinger.com

2 Source: “Participation in Youth Sports is on the Decline. Who’s to Blame?” HealthNews.com

3 Source: “Parkour Sport History” Parkour.sport