Catch-A-Balls Franchise

A day in the life of a Catch-a-Balls franchisee

2nd September 2016

Kate’s story will give you a good idea on what daily life is like running a Catch-a-Balls franchise.

We bring you Kate’s story. She is an amalgamation of a Catch-a-Balls franchisee and should give you a good idea on what daily life is like running a Catch-a-Balls franchise.

Catch-A-Balls - KateKate runs a number of term-time classes, but during the school holidays she does not offer any classes or parties so that she can be fully focussed on her own 2 young children. Her time spent on the franchise is limited by needing to attend to her children, do the school run and not work at the weekends. Currently she focuses on running the business and does her own administration work, mainly using coaches to lead the classes although does run a couple each week so she still maintains a relationship with the clients directly.

During term time, she starts the working day after school drop off by checking email and handling incoming enquiries, requests to change a class and other matters. She also check-ins quickly with coaches with classes for that day to make sure all is going to plan (no traffic jams, sickness etc). If there are problems a quick post on Facebook and text to affected parents makes sure everyone is in the loop if a class cannot be run or will start late.

If she is running a class herself, then it is off in the car to the venue (with all the kit in the boot), 15 minutes to unpack and set-up before it is time to open the doors (stepping briskly out of the way as the kids run in all talking at once about what they have achieved in the past week!). Normally at least 3 classes are held in each venue (1 for each age group) and often more to cope with demand. With 5 minutes between classes, there is time for a quick chat with parents and to handle any parties or kit requests (everything gets noted in her book to ensure nothing is forgotten).

Then it is time to head home for lunch, and a sit down. Kate catches up on email, social media and news from Head Office. The afternoon may involve looking for new venues (often church halls, village halls or hotels), discussing advertising campaign with editor at the local parenting magazine, or checking class plans for the following week to make sure coaches are all prepared and the kit is ready.

All too soon it is time to collect her kids from school and listen to more excitedly told news!
If Kate isn’t leading any classes herself, her mornings involve more detailed research into expansion options (what other classes are run in the area), networking with like-minded individuals in the area, distributing leaflets to cafes / nurseries, interviewing coaches and admin tasks like registering new clients / taking payments.

During the school holidays, Kate delegates to one of her coaches the issuing of new term reminders to existing clients for booking the next term of classes, and monitors email / voicemails from new enquiries. She looks forward to being able to put more time into her business but until then, the children take priority and the money she earns is sufficient to meet her needs.

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
3 years
Current UK Coverage
10%
Franchisee Support Staff
3
Personal Investment Req.
£1,000
Total Startup Cost
£2,000
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

What Our Franchisees Say

I believe that introducing children to the world of sport & healthy living at a young age is the first step towards them seeing sport as fun & part of a healthy lifestyle, not just something they are made to do at school.

Roz Clark, Franchisee in Thames Ditton and Surbiton

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