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WAKA Social Sports has been named one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine for two years running. Founded by a group of friends in Washington, D.C. in 1998, WAKA was designed to provide and promote the joy of kickball and other social sports to those young at heart.
WAKA has leagues in over 35 states and thousands of WAKA Kickball players gather each fall in Las Vegas for the World Kickball Championship® Weekend. The company has been featured by CNN, ESPN, and hundreds of other outlets throughout the country. WAKA also works with dozens of outside organizations and charities – WAKA Kickball players have raised over $1 million for charitable causes in the last four years alone!
No, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about running a league and will get you up to speed on official rules. Once you see some WAKA games in action, though, we think you’re going to want to play!
A typical WAKA season includes eight weeks of regular season games followed by two weeks of playoffs. Depending on weather and sports offered, it is possible to run as many as four seasons of multiple WAKA Social Sports in a calendar year.
Costs vary based on the size of the market being purchased but the minimum initial investment is approximately $30,000. Further information regarding financials can be found on our investment page. Any details beyond the investment page such as actual franchise fee would be provided during discussions with a member of WAKA's franchise development team.
There are territories available in many parts of the country and the market sizes vary, but this can change frequently as franchises are awarded to new owners. To find out which areas are currently available, fill out this short form, which includes a field for entering your desired territory, and someone with WAKA’s franchise development team will get in touch with you.
WAKA is continually updating the list of markets where franchising is available. If you fill out this short contact form, someone with WAKA’s franchise development team will contact you. If your desired territory is not currently available, the development team will let you know if there are any other markets in your region that may be available and will keep you up to date about the availability of your desired market.
WAKA franchises must have an owner operator in market to personally run multiple leagues in their market as a full time job. A successful WAKA franchise requires active in-person management of multiple leagues on multiple nights, requiring at least one owner to live in the area of their franchise market.
The support a WAKA franchise owner receives includes: access to WAKA’s online business management system, training and assistance from WAKA’s dedicated and experienced support team, a copy of the comprehensive and proprietary WAKA Franchise Operations Manual, marketing and PR support, and more. Other details will be provided during your discussions with a member of the WAKA franchise development team.
How much you make as a WAKA Franchise owner has a great deal to do with how hard you want to work. WAKA will provide franchise owners with the resources mentioned in the answer above and train them on the business model that has made WAKA one of the fastest growing private companies in America. How much a franchise owner earns is very much dependent on how well they execute those plans. WAKA Franchising does not make any forecasts of future potential performance. No employee or representative of WAKA Franchising is authorized to make such forecasts. WAKA cannot predict whether or to what extent you may succeed in any particular market, but we do provide historical sales performance information described in the revenue section of our Investment Page.
Franchises can be owned by multiple business partners, however the operator must be a part owner of the franchise. The WAKA franchise development team can go over the requirements further and discuss your specific situation with you.
This is possible, provided that operator is also a part owner. As described in the answers above, franchises can be owned by multiple business partners, however the operator must be a part owner of the franchise. The WAKA franchise development team can provide more details on this scenario.
Yes, but you need a partner that is in market and dedicated to operating your WAKA Franchise. At least one of the WAKA franchise owners will personally be running multiple leagues in their market as a full time job. At least one owner must be willing to focus full time to running their WAKA franchise.
At this time, franchise opportunities are only available in the United States. But, if you are interested in owning a WAKA franchise outside the U.S., please fill out the short contact form and indicate that in the territories field. WAKA will keep your information on file should future opportunities arise in other countries.
“Joining WAKA Kickball has been one of the best decisions I’ve made recently. I’ve met so many amazing people. I’m having a blast.”
- Ted D. (CA Dogtown player)