Frequently Asked Questions

How much money will the business make in a year?

We will be able to share with you our Financial Performance Representation called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the revenue potential for your My Backyard Sports.

How many people should be on the team in the business?

Typically between 2 and 3 employees depending on volume and programs offered

Can I own more than one territory?

Yes. We believe some owners will operate multiple territories and we offer discounts on initial franchise fees for owners who commit to additional territories when they join My Backyard Sports.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

Yes, we want our owners to be involved in an active way. Some may hire a general manager to oversee project installations, while they focus more on managing marketing and client development

How long does it take to open?

You should be able to open in as few as 1 to 3 months, it depends on how quickly you complete pre-opening steps and complete training.

How much space do I need for this business?

Your business is mobile, except for a storage facility of approximately 200 square feet. This could be home-based. We’ll review the space you want to use for your My Backyard Sports business.

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

Currently, the range of investment is from $106,892 to $177,685 which includes the $54,900 initial franchise fee. Other estimated costs include 3rd party professional advisory fees, insurance, and 3-months of working capital. INVESTMENT TABLE 

What sports did we play growing up?

Lacrosse, baseball and basketball were the hot spots for founder, Mike Kraner.  He enjoys all aspects of the game, and other sports too, but most of all he appreciates the invaluable lifelong lessons learned from just being out on the field or out on the courts playing.  Sports brings people together and provides a special bonding experience that can last a lifetime. With My Backyard Sports, we want others to enjoy those experiences, and what better way to do so than at your own home or in the community with family and friends.

Do our kids play sports?

Does the sun rise in the morning? You bet they do! From scoring goals on the soccer field to shooting baskets, our kids have inherited our passion for sports.  We are dads, coaches, athletes, and most importantly your backyard sports specialists!

Why do we do what we do?

Our people are passionate about sports, overall health and wellness, and believe in creating family memories!  What better way to keep children healthy, busy and families close than to play together in your own backyard.

Studies have shown that children who are involved in sports are less likely to have obstacles to overcome as they enter their formative years and beyond. They exude more confidence, have greater self esteem, work better in teams, and exhibit stronger leadership abilities than those that do not participate in sports.

We love making a difference and reinforce that by giving back to the community and charity partners, creating a long term relationship with Garden of Dreams and Make a Wish foundation.

How do we Leverage technology to create and deliver the best product and service?

Our people are passionate about sports, overall health and wellness, and believe in creating family memories!  What better way to keep children healthy, busy and families close than to play together in your own backyard.

Because we specialize in backyard sports, our professionals are on the leading edge of the latest and greatness enhancements and technologies available. We are ready and willing to sit down with you and discuss our Line Card offerings as well as any custom designs you may have in mind. You won’t be disappointed.

We love making a difference and reinforce that by giving back to the community and charity partners, creating a long term relationship with Garden of Dreams and Make a Wish foundation.

How are we Insured?

Our people are passionate about sports, overall health and wellness, and believe in creating family memories!  What better way to keep children healthy, busy and families close than to play together in your own backyard.

Safety is always a priority for us. All of our contractors are fully insured and take every possible safety precaution. We truly believe that our people are our most valuable resource.

We love making a difference and reinforce that by giving back to the community and charity partners, creating a long term relationship with Garden of Dreams and Make a Wish foundation.

What are our Custom Offerings?

If you can dream it, we can build it.  If you can’t dream it, we can create the vision and build it that way too! We realize that everyone is an individual and has their own ideas of what a perfect outdoor day looks like. Maybe you want a design that works just for you and your family. A place where you can relax in the privacy of your own backyard while watching the kids enjoy practicing their favorite game right in front of you. And you may want to join in too. Or maybe you want a more social experience  where friends, family and even neighbors can join in the fun. Whatever it is, share that vision with us. You’ll be surprised what we can provide for you!

What is our Line Card?

Listed for each individual sport, a Line Card displays the products and services we provide. Since many of our customers place orders based on a specific sport, it’s our way of providing a simple, enjoyable and efficient customer experience. However, we are not limited by our Line Card offerings. We are happy to work with you on any unique ideas you have to create a custom design offering you’ll be happy with.

Why use a specialist?

We know that finding the right product, ensuring that it looks its best and at the same time making sure your available space is used properly, can be overwhelming. We can help simplify your choices, help with the design, work within your budget, and make the process stress free and easy.  As a part of each project, we always look to add value to your property as part of our plan. When we get done, all you have to do is enjoy your finished backyard sports product with family and friends.  Some things are best left to the sports and construction experts!

The process

Because we truly value each customer experience, we start quickly from the moment we connect with you. We utilize only the best materials from top manufacturers and communicate frequently during the construction. We will provide all documentation in writing and make sure you agree to any changes by signing off on them. Whenever needed, we reassess quickly as well to meet expectations.

The time frame

We get to work in a hurry!  Our goal is to get you and your friends ready to enjoy a new backyard sports reality as quickly as possible.  From projects big to small (weather permitting), we do our best to work within your time frame.

Permits

Depending on the scope of the project, permits may be needed for your backyard sports work. We have valuable experience working with a reliable and responsive permit partner to expedite this process and eliminate the red tape that can come with it!  We want to prevent any headaches, not give you one!

Fitted to your dimensions

Our expert backyard sports architecture and landscape team will help design the layout that best fits the dimensions of your specific outdoor space. From designing an incredible basketball court in your driveway to creating a mini sports stadium in your backyard, we can provide a design that fits all of your needs. We pride ourselves on being able to work within your physical space (large or small) to create an amazing, enjoyable and well-designed result.

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