Why am I so passionate about finding sports educators who are looking to achieve more?
I fully believe that the opportunity uSports is putting forwards is not only unique and disruptive but it's creating an opportunity for salary capped professionals to earn more within the industry.
How Does It Work?
uSports Partners will give those who come on board the opportunity to grow a sports coaching business within their own area. It's simple, we are offering a £15k basic salary plus a 15% bonus of the turnover you bring into your area.
This opportunity offers you...
No upfront fees.
No pushy sales techniques to get you on board.
A minimum pay slip at the end of every month.
PLUS... you get us! One of the fastest growing sports coaching companies in the UK with an established and reputable brand for you to work under.
Why Don't The Central Team Manage New Areas?
Over 5 years we have learnt that any session outside of our core area is very hard to deliver at the standard we set for ourselves. This is because:
It takes too much time out of the managements day to oversee the provision
Coaches don't want to travel too far for sessions
Employing local coaches means we don't build the connection with them
We believe that it is really important that customers have a local manager available to them who is fully committed to their area which allows them to build a strong connection with uSports.
Why Are You Offering This Opportunity?
The partnership is all based around fairness and here is why I chose to follow this path...
6 Years ago I left my job as a Teaching Assistant to work full time under a contract similar to this (but not as good!). I worked hard to build up from a 10k basic and gradually increased my bonus until I was told "You are earning too much, we are going to cap your salary". I didn't want to sign the new contract and as a result was escorted of the premises there and then and was left without a job for the first time in my life.
I learnt a lot from that experience:
Pick who you work for wisely
Always work under a contract
Do your research
Despite my role not working out with this company, the overall concept did motivate me. I was motivated to grow their business, to look after customers and to deliver high quality sessions. I never got the chance to reap the rewards of this contract but now I am able to give that opportunity to others.
Why Not Franchise?
There are lots of sports coaching franchises out there, and there are positives about expanding in this way but for me setting up a Sports Coaching Franchise model wasn't the right path.
Firstly, in my opinion, I don't think charging £10,000+ for a sports coaching franchise is fair. Most franchises are all the same with minor differences and we wanted to bring something new to the market. There are a lot of risks starting a franchise and not everyone is in a situation which allows them to validate the financial risk.
We didn't want finances to be the main reason why people chose not to come on board. I know that when I was 19, I would have been capable of starting a successful area but there is no way that I would have been able to afford a franchise. There are so many experienced and enthusiastic sports educators out there and if uSports can create a chance for these coaches, I would be very proud to be a part of that person's journey.
Finally, I love business coaching and helping other people to succeed, particularly within the sports coaching sector. Creating uSports Partners allows me to help people to learn how to manage their area of the business to expand in a new location. It's the perfect partnership for my two passions.
As uSports moves into our 6th year, we have a team of over 60 coaches helping us to deliver sessions to all of our customers. Our motto of "Putting You First" can be seen throughout the business as we constantly think about how we treat every single person that interacts with uSports.
Under uSports partners, if you replicate the success which we have achieved in the Reading area, you will be earning upwards of £100k. As far as I am aware, there is no other coaching company in the UK offering this sort of earning potential without expecting you to make a heavy upfront investment by paying into a franchise. With your passion for PE, Physical Activity and School Sport alongside the business know how of the central team, we will be able to expand uSports within your area. With our business model we have full confidence in the quality of every session delivered and your local knowledge will help us pick the best venues for camps, make recruitment easier and make us easily accessible to any potential school or nursery in your area.
If you think this opportunity sounds like something that might interest you, the next step will be to visit our website where you can find more details about the role and you can then schedule in a Discovery Call with myself to talk through the opportunity in more detail
I hope to speak to you soon.