TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 26, 2017 // PRNewswire // - i9 Sports, (www.i9sportsfranchise.com) the nation's first and largest youth sports league franchise*, welcomes Steve Sobel as he joins the organization with a franchise in North San Diego County, California.
Sobel's transition to i9 Sports comes after a 20-plus year career as an attorney. His passion for youth athletics, built through years of playing and coaching in San Diego-area municipal leagues, attracted Sobel to the i9 Sports franchise opportunity.
"Southern California is a great place for youth athletics, and I'm eager to begin offering i9 Sports programs across San Diego County," said Sobel. "Sports played an important role throughout my childhood, so I'm thankful for the opportunity to help kids in my own community succeed in life through sports with i9 Sports."
Sobel's i9 Sports territory will offer soccer, football, t-ball and basketball beginning January 13, 2018.
"The ideal i9 Sports business owner is one who displays a clear passion for youth athletics, as well as the opportunity to truly make an impact in their community," said Brian Sanders, i9 Sports president and chief executive officer. "Steve is a perfect representation of all the qualities and values we look for, and we know he's going to bring an incredible line of programs to his community."
i9 Sports currently operates more than 750 territories across the U.S., from New York to Hawaii, with more than 1.4 million players participating in leagues, camps and clinics in today's most popular team sports.
For more information on the i9 Sports franchise opportunity, and to learn more about helping kids succeed in life through sports,visit www.i9sportsfranchise.com.
Based in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, i9 Sports® is the first and largest youth sports league franchise company in the United States.
i9 Sports is committed to delivering a culture of age-appropriate instruction that's fun for kids and convenient for parents, while prioritizingsafety, emphasizing good sportsmanship and creating healthy competition. i9 Sports offers multiple sports during multiple seasons, and provides once a week practices on game day at the same location.
A privately held company, i9 Sports was founded in 2003 by Frank Fiume on the principle that the number one reason kids play organized sports is to have fun, not to become the next draft pick. Winner of recognition by Entrepreneur Magazine, INC Magazine, and Franchise Business Review, i9 Sports has a strong legacy of excellence. For more information on the i9 Sports opportunity, visit www.i9sportsfranchise.com.
*Based on data presented in the 2016 issue of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500
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