SportsEngine Registration: Joy of the People

Winter 2016 Registration


Welcome to the 2016-17 Winter Program Registration with Joy of the People.

Joy of the People simply wants to be the best at developing kids through soccer. JOTP puts together the best in skills programing with free play, 3v3 and 4v4 games to create the optimal training and learning environment. 


Joy of the People 
890 Cromwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114



Progressive, once per week program developed over many years. Different curriculum geared for each age group, spanning from gentle exploration for preschoolers to the rigorous skill mastery of the ball for U13 and up. JOTP skills programs will excite and challenge your young player, opening them up to the possibilities of skill and creativity. Offered once per week on the day of your choice at the JOTP Soccer Center. One session is 6 weeks --signing up for the 18-week session is highly recommended.  

FUTSAL and Futsalzinho (min futsal)  
Learn through play.  Game format allows for plenty of play and open source learning experiences.  Futsalzinho is a 3 v 3 version for younger kids.  sign up online--for U9-U18 Futsal teams please contact


Studies have shown that young girls in sport develop best when the class is girls only.  JOTP programs on Tuesday nights are "Girls Rock" night, a chance to learn, explore and play under the JOTP curriculum in a truly technical and fun environment.  

Our signature teaching methodology is learning the game through unstructured time. Free play times will fluctuate monthly throughout the year. Keep an eye on the JOTP website for updates on the Free Play page.

What are the Session Curriculum, Dates, and Tuition?

Each program is once per week.  Sign up for one program or more than one program. Then, choose your session or sign up for all three sessions!    Space is limited.  New this season - sign up for twice per week classes.



Winter Session 1:    Nov 3 - Dec  22

Winter Session 2:    Jan 2 - Feb 12

Winter Session 3:    Feb  13 - Mar 26

ALL Winter:    Nov 3 - Mar 26


Is SKILLS & FUTSAL curriculum different or the same for each session?
The winter will progress through a series with the ball.

  •  Winter 1 --  Nov 3- Dec 22
    • Focus:  Player and the ball- 1 v 0 dribbling movement skills focused on the player and the ball (possession dribbling, shooting, ball control).


  •  Winter 2 --  Jan 2- Feb 12
  • Focus:  Player vs Player attacking skills; 1 v 1 dribbling exploring every way to beat your opponent;  attacking moves;  nutmegs;  pass the cow; rainbows; and more.


  • Winter 3 -- Feb 13-mar 26 
    • Focus:  Player vs Goalie;  1 v 1 finishing.  A JOTP specialty is focusing on the final problem of beating the goalie, technical finishes that teach the player, more than just the power shot, using cleverness and intelligence to place the ball in the net. 



Whippersnappers, Shooting Stars (U5-U8)

  • Per session $109 
  • All Winter $299
  • Endless Winter $499

Technicians (U9 -U18)

  • Per session $119 
  • All Winter $325
  • Endless Winter $499

What are the Age Groups?

  •  U8 (Shooting Stars and Whippersnappers)-- This group includes U5, U6, U7 and U8. Kids at these ages occupy a large swath of developmental differences.  JOTP programs offer a gentle introduction to soccer and  equalization games that allow all to participate and grow.
  •  U10 Technicians-- It's all about exploring a relationship with the ball as kids become more aquainted with small group play.  Kids a this age group love to learn.  Here we encourage the highest skills profile - all while having fun!
  • U12 Technicians-- Introduction to skills that others have not even thought of. Players get excited about amazing movements and techniques.  
  • U13-U16 Technicians-- (Ages 13-16) Skills focused on small group techniques: receiving  passing; finishing; 1 v 1; and 1 v 2.

What is recommended?

Best results come from winter long (all 3 sessions)

*Winter 2 and winter 3 sessions depending on space--sessions may not be available if full--SPACE IS LIMITED

How do these programs compare to other Winter training programs?
We have been coaching winter training programs for over 20 years, teaching thousands of kids the highest technical profile of possession and attacking footskills.  Our program focuses on building a love of play love of learning and the true joy of skill expression.

What other opportunities are out there?
For kids: Free Play, Overspeed, Holiday Camp,  Special Events, and No School days special events.  For adults:  Skills;  Futsal league; and Adult free play.  Plus, there is free WIFI and a parent lounge with coffee and things for the youngest kids to do.

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Checking account information available.

In certain cases, JOTP provides partial or full scholarships.  Scholarships are based solely on financial need. Any individual requesting more information on the JOTP Financial Assistance Program should contact Ted Kroeten at or (651) 241-7017  BEFORE registering your player(s).

Questions can be directed to: