Youth Sports Photography Franchise Named Official Partner for USA Football
March 10, 2010 // Franchising.com // Atlanta, GA - TSS Photography, the nation's leading youth photography franchise, announced today that it has been named the official photography partner for USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels.
The three-year partnership represents TSS Photography's latest alliance with a sport's national governing body and is its most significant foray into youth football, a community composed of approximately 3.0 million athletes and more than 400,000 coaches.
"TSS Photography is honored to partner with USA Football and happy that millions of children and their families will have the opportunity to have TSS provide the best picture day possible along with the best football leadership possible," said TSS Photography President Joe Lindenmayer. "Our strong network of franchise owners and their photographers bring tremendous quality, service and value along with unsurpassed product variety to help the local organizations that USA Football serves."
Established in 1983, the Duluth, Ga.-based company with more than 230 locations in 42 states is the preferred photography provider for youth sports leagues, schools, churches, clubs and other groups. TSS continues to lead the $1.3 billion photography market with innovative customer offerings, including life-size wall images called 'WallPix,' photo memo boards and photo mug mates, all exclusive to TSS. Boasting a 36,000 square foot state-of-the art, fully digital photo lab, TSS also offers hundreds of novelty products that feature children's photos electronically formatted onto woven blankets, puzzles, mugs, trading cards, key chains and mocked-up magazine covers.
TSS will photograph USA Football events held throughout the country to further strengthen youth football's development and continued growth. USA Football events include State Leadership Forums featuring hundreds of youth football league commissioners, full-day Coaching Schools for youth football coaches and Player Academies for youth players aged 7-14. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association.
"USA Football is proud to partner with an established industry leader like TSS Photography," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "TSS has provided high-quality photography to youth sports players, families, teams and leagues for more than 25 years and we're pleased to have them serve the USA Football family in an exciting way as our photography partner."
USA Football members, who reside in all 50 states, will receive special discounts on TSS photography services, such as team picture days.
Since its founding in 1983, TSS Photography's culture has centered around grass-roots philanthropic outreach. The home-based franchise has grown to more than 230 units throughout the country and is now the number one choice in youth photography. TSS Photography offers franchise opportunities for a variety of protected territories and a 10 percent discount on all territory plans for veterans. TSS Photography also introduced its Rolling Rewards program this year - until December 31, 2010, any new franchisee that signs on with TSS will receive a 50 percent credit for the cost of all their goods.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competitions and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football (usafootball.com) is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.