A First Steps Soccer franchise business offers the opportunity of a career in football coaching, delivering fun, fast moving soccer skills classes that aim to develop young children into highly competent, skillful footballers, who love the game, and are great to watch.
First Steps Soccer was started in Bristol back in 2006 with the primary aim of developing children as footballers and individuals capable of expressing themselves on the football pitch.
The programme has been designed to close the widening gap between the skill and technique employed by continental players and their UK counterparts. Children develop physically, psychologically and socially as a result of our programme, but also become highly skilful, confident footballers when they follow and utilise the unique FSS Package. Our classes are aimed at 2-9 year olds with a passion for football and a willingness to progress.
The success, popularity and growth of First Steps Soccer demonstrates the quality of our programme, and the excellence of our coaches, who work so hard to consistently deliver high class coaching sessions, backed up by our world class syllabus, and support materials.
First Steps Soccer have developed a successful business package aimed at providing our franchisees with all the necessary tools to run a lucrative, rewarding and successful business.
Our franchising opportunities have been designed to take the headache out of your start up and enable you to concentrate on marketing your business and the enjoyment of coaching your classes.
We will be on hand from the very start to ensure your territory is established as quickly as possible. Using our proven marketing techniques we would expect you to grow at a minimum rate of 30 students per month.
Training & support
When you purchase a First Steps Soccer franchise we will provide you with all the necessary training from the day to day running of classes to
the administration necessary to run a thriving business.
Being part of a franchise has many benefits; not only is everything provided from the outset for franchisees to run a successful business, we also pride ourselves on our ongoing support,and the success and profitability of our existing franchisees. We truly believe that as our fantastic brand to grows in terms of size and reputation, our franchisees in turn will benefit.
A cost will be agreed for your franchise opportunity based on certain factors e.g. size of the area. Franchise fees start from £6,000. All franchisees are provided with:
Operations Manual, providing a definitive guide on how to run a First Steps Soccer franchise.
The First Steps Soccer Coaching Manual outlining how to organise and run the perfect classes.
Three weekly lesson plans emailed every week.
Use of the First Steps Soccer Trademark
Use of the First Steps Soccer website and database system. Including dedicated area pages fully configurable for your location. Website access to our unrivaled skills videos and sticker book system.
Unbeatable equipment package including all the equipment you need to run your classes. We also include our Mascot Fred the Firststepasaurus
Necessary coaching/first aid qualifications for two coaches
Three/four days full training on operational and practical aspects of First Steps Soccer.
Ongoing support from our dedicated franchise and operation managers at no additional cost.
Complete marketing and advertising material, bespoke to your individual franchise. Flyers Posters vouchers banners and other merchandise to market your territory.
A complete set of sticker books, stickers and medals to be used in conjunction with our skills videos system.
Recruitment – Help with the recruitment process to ensure hiring of highly competent staff.
Coaches training and development – Guide on how to train coaches, general attributes to look for and processes to follow in order to grow stable classes.
Access to First Steps Soccer Data Protection, Child Protection and Photographic policies. Including risk assessment forms.
Accountancy advice and access to our support network
Regular updates from Head office with regards to best practice, coaching methods and techniques as well as any developments in our system.
Detailed launch procedure which forms part of the initial training and includes a tried and tested marketing strategy.
Territories & Locations available
Many areas are still available across the UK please contact us
We recommend that future franchisees have a true passion for football and enjoy working in sport with young children. Our proven business systems offer very attractive returns providing the franchisee implements our systems to the full.
We looking for rare, highly competent, hard working and driven individuals who are determined to make a success of running their own business whilst benefitting from the support and infrastructure in place at head office.