Reston, VA – Overtime Athletics Franchising (OTA) was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Overtime Athletics which began franchising in 2017, was ranked #64
“Nearly a quarter of the companies that applied for this year’s Franchise 500 ranking are relative newcomers—they've been franchising for five years or less,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “That's an exciting thing to see in this industry. For people attracted to franchising's built-in systems and support, but who still want the thrill of growing something from the bottom up, there are many options to choose from.”
Entrepreneur’s 2020 Top New Franchises ranking was determined using the company’s Franchise 500 formula, which is a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Overtime Athletics position on the ranking shows that it is off to a strong start on its franchising journey.
For the past 17 years this business model has proven to be a hit in more than 500 elementary schools nationwide and with an annual 25,000 kids. And the popularity among parents is extraordinary because the OTA way not only provides children with a positive sports experience and knowledge about team work, it also teaches early healthy habits that can have lifetime benefits. The kids just think the activities are fun – they don’t realize these carefully crafted programs have other merits…but their parents sure do!
How it works is simple. OTA franchisees build relationships with schools, PTAs and related educational facilities, so there is an automatic built-in customer base. It is our experience that schools hosting OTA after school programs or summer camps realize the value of an optional activity that parents can sign up for their kids to participate in.
The OTA after school programs and summer camps are designed for kids age 5 to 13, but some OTA franchises also offer a preschool program for 4-year-olds. We can help an OTA franchisee figure out the best programs, camps and clinics for their particular territory.
To view Overtime Athletics Franchising in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topnew Results can also be seen in the April/May issue of Entrepreneur.