Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Want to own a business that supports the home team? Look at Destination Athlete, a work-from-home, low-overhead business you can call your own.

Amava Take: Destination Athlete’s goal is to build better communities through athletics. Destination Athlete helps athletes, coaches and teams get to their goals and provides a one-stop resource with superior service for everything a team needs: sports and field equipment, uniforms, spirit wear, varsity jackets, fundraising solutions and more.

From the Front Lines:

What makes a successful Destination Athlete owner?

Someone who enjoys and is passionate about sports, helps others achieve their goals, has relationships with local sports leagues and wants to provide exceptional customer service.

How is Destination Athlete different from other franchise opportunities?

Flexibility and low-overhead are the watchwords. You do not need a retail presence, you can choose to hire employees or do it yourself, you can work the hours you choose to work. Also, you are purchasing the full marketing rights to a protected county (or counties) in your state. This means you are the sole representative for Destination Athlete in your territory with the ability to expand. 

What kind of upfront investment is involved?

The investment can range from $28,300 – $120,110 with an initial franchise fee of $20,000- $50,000.

From the Trenches:  

Who does Destination Athlete serve and how?

Local teams in your community and surrounding communities. The youth sports market is a giant opportunity.

How does the business make money?

It provides one-stop options for teams, selling field and sports equipment, uniforms, spirit wear and more. 

What kind of support does a business owner get through Destination Athlete?

It is very comprehensive, particularly considering the low overhead and flexibility of the opportunity. Owners get national brand support, a comprehensive training program, personalized marketing tools and support, access to a national website, a customer care center, product development information, relationships with more than 200 vendors and value-add resources for athletes.

Do Veterans get a discount?

Yes. Veterans and members of the military receive 15% off the initial franchise fee. Not only that, Destination Athlete will be awarding a free franchise to a Veteran in 2020. 

Special Requirements: A net worth of $100,000 and liquid capital of $20,000.

Setting it Up: There’s no “I” in “Team,” but there could be satisfaction and profit when you own a Destination Athlete franchise. Gimme a D! Gimme an E!…What’s that spell? Destination Athlete! Write to us at editor@amava.com for more information.