Destination Athlete

The Destination Athlete franchise is an award-winning, home-based sports franchise that was founded in 2008. The brand has a simple goal: Building Better Communities Through Athletes. This franchise allows franchise owners the ability to run a low-cost sports franchise with a proven system from the comfort of their own home. They also have access to a network of vendors, national support and training. With the franchise, athletes in the program have a one-stop shop to everything team related: sports and field equipment, uniforms, varsity jackets, fundraising solutions and more. If you are looking to become your own boss by running an award-winning sports franchise from the comfort of your own home, then the Destination Athlete franchise could be for you. 


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Destination Athlete Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Since kids have a wide variety of interest, investing in a child-related franchise, like a sports program, is a great investment. Not only can sports give children an outlet to exercise and learn about team work, it helps them become a better person off of the field or court. This is where the Destination Athlete franchise comes in. Founded in 2008,  the franchise allows franchise owners the ability to enter the booming youth sports market at an affordable rate from the comfort of their own home. This allows entrepreneurs to have a flexible schedule and the ability to achieve a great-work home balance while being their own boss. Athletes in the program have a one-stop shop to everything team related: sports and field equipment, uniforms, varsity jackets, fundraising solutions and more. Additionally, this is an award-winning franchise that has been recognized as a top low-cost franchise by Entrepreneur. It is also a proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Foundation's VetFran Program, which helps veterans find the perfect franchise opportunities. To incentivize veteran franchise ownership, they offer veterans 15% off the initial franchise fee. Along with a flexible schedule and the ability to run the business from home, franchise owners can expect industry leading support and training, access to great vendors, and national brand support. The franchise also allows you to fundraise for your school, league or team. You can set up a digital camping through the franchise's Destination Athlete Team Fundraising and Individual Rewards Platform, as well as the ability to set up your own team store online. If you're looking to positively impact children's lives through athletics at a low cost from the comfort of your own home, then the Destination Athlete franchise could be for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 2008
Franchising since: 2008
Canada: No
International: No 
Headquarters: Lebanon, NJ

Support and Training Offered By Destination Athlete

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect  national brand support that includes a comprehensive training program, personalized marketing tools and support, national website, customer care center and more! There are financing options, and vets get a 15% discount on the initial franchise fee. You will learn everything that you need to know about the running the business from the franchise. The brand has a simple goal: Building Better Communities Through Athletes. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Destination Athlete Franchise.

What does a Destination Athlete Franchise Cost?

Destination Athlete franchise fees for 2024:

Liquid Capital: $20,000
Net Worth: $100,000
Total Investment: $30,000
Finance option: Yes
Veteran incentive: 15% off initial franchise fee 

Is Destination Athlete a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Destination Athlete is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Destination Athlete a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Destination Athlete is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Destination Athlete Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Destination Athlete franchisees make. Destination Athlete offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Destination Athlete Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Destination Athlete franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Destination Athlete Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Destination Athlete franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Destination Athlete Looking for International franchisees?

No. Destination Athlete franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Destination Athlete's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Sports, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Destination Athlete Franchises for Sale

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