The world wide boom in private tutoring is not just limited to Academics, but also includes sports tutoring for honing skills for young athletes in search of a scholarship. If you are looking to expand your tutoring business this too is a booming area.
A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek had this to say:
Some parents hire violin teachers or SAT tutors to help their kids get ahead. When Ryan Riddle was growing up in Bedford, Tex., his parents hired a private baseball coach to sharpen his game. It worked. Riddle won an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas-Arlington and played in the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league system. Now that his playing days are over, Riddle works as a private coach. He sees about 30 clients on a weekly basis, charging $50 an hour to hone baseball skills, physical fitness, and nutrition.
His experience is increasingly common. “Once you get to the higher levels, most players have probably paid for private coaching at some point,” says Riddle. That includes the big leaguers suiting up for baseball’s All-Star Game tomorrow night. It’s not just future pros that get sports tutoring. Parents hoping to give their kids get a leg up in basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and most any other sport are paying experts to teach kids the finer points of the game. That’s helped make sports coaching, including one-on-one tutoring as well as sports camps and academies, a $6.3 billion industry in the U.S. in 2013, according to an estimate from IBISWorld.
Remember you don’t have to have your own sports facilities to offer sports tutoring as sports coaches will meet their students at a sport appropriate venue, any fees for which may be passed on to the student in your overall price. To get started you may wish to team up with an existing sports coach and reap the business benefits of a partnership to launch your new program.
Or start small with a general fitness session attached to academic coaching, many parents will jump at the chance to tag on a 40 minute cardio session before or after a traditional academic session.
Regardless of the academic, sports tutoring or child care that you offer, all sessions and programs can be tracked through oases online, together with invoicing payments and reporting. Request a personal online demonstration and we will show you how oases will revolutionize your session based business.