As an avid sports fan and life-long football and baseball player, Jared Taylor understands the importance of introducing sports to children and getting them active from a young age. His combined passion for sports, business and improving the lives of the youth within his Charlotte, North Carolina community brought him to the multi-sport program Amazing Athletes.
Taylor owns six Amazing Athletes territories across the Carolinas, serving the Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Clemson, Charlotte, Rock Hill and Fort Mill areas, making him a valued part of the Youth Athletes United family.
“I love the support and operations that Amazing Athletes already had in place, and I’ve just built off of that over the last seven years,” Taylor said. “So now I've got six franchises. I don't know if I'm blessed, crazy or a little bit of both.”
Youth Athletes United — recently established as the parent company of Amazing Athletes, as well as other popular youth sports training and activity programs Super Soccer Stars, TGA Premier Sports and JumpBunch — is rapidly expanding across the U.S.
Under the direction of co-founders Adam Geisler & John Erlandson, Youth Athletes United has increased its system wide revenue across all brands from $35M to $50M in less than three years via organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Most importantly, with over 283 franchise and corp units and counting, the brand is getting closer every day to reaching its goal of impacting more than 1 million kids every year.
How Amazing Athletes’ Multi-Sport Programming Keeps Taylor Investing
Taylor learned about the opportunity with Amazing Athletes through a friend, who owned a single territory in Spartanburg, South Carolina and eventually turned operations over to Taylor in January 2014, with Taylor becoming full owner six months later.
“I was able to double the business in three months on my own, and since then, every two years, I’ve bought another Amazing Athletes franchise, including the Charlotte territory, which just opened in September,” Taylor said.
With Amazing Athletes, Taylor said he’s happy to be able to provide the young athletes in his area with an education in the fundamentals of a variety of sports, knowledge about nutrition and muscle groups and fun exercises to keep them moving.
“A lot of the competitor brands that I was aware of just focused on one thing — whether that was soccer or gymnastics or karate — but Amazing Athletes was all-encompassing, all co-ed and all the sports are relevant to this area,” Taylor said. “We're introducing these kids at 3 and 4 years old to all the possible sports that they could play. Instead of waiting until high school to find out about a sport like lacrosse, kids can figure that out from an early age and have a more competitive advantage by the time they hit ninth grade.”
How Youth Athletes United Encourages Owners To Expand Vertically
All brands under the Youth Athletes umbrella are well-established with sports-specific vertical curricula, a strong customer base and 15 to 20 years of operation each. In an era where parents are spending massive amounts of money on their children, youth sports present a near-recession-proof opportunity. With the chance to buy into multiple units across multiple territories and brands, a Youth Athletes United franchise opportunity boasts a low investment relative to return on capital.
While franchisees with any of the four Youth Athletes United brands are encouraged to expand vertically to additional brands, Taylor said that’s something he doesn’t currently have on the horizon — but anything’s possible.
“Here in the Carolinas, we’re pretty much three hours from everywhere,” Taylor said. “It’s a central hub, and the area is really growing. People around here are sports-crazy, so it’s been a great market for youth sports, and I know it will continue to be for years to come, especially with Youth Athletes United investing in these great brands.”
Amazing Athletes currently offers two franchise programs: The total investment to begin operation of this franchised business for the Complete AA Program ranges from $43,650 to $64,950, including between $35,450 and $43,450 that must be paid to the franchisor. The total investment to begin operation of this franchised business for the Basic Package ranges from $33,450 to $51,950, including between $27,950 and $33,450 that must be paid to the franchisor. For more information, visit https://amazingathletesfranchise.com/.
For more information on Youth Athletes United’s additional franchising opportunities, visit https://youthathletesunited.com/.