A FreePlay Youth Sport Model
Joy of the People
A Bit of Background
We have always been the place that was open for kids to play, but this is different. Stopping this virus and keeping people safe is about slowing the social spread and we must accept that at JOTP the kids are very close figuratively and literally. Safety is always the first concern.
Effective immediately, Joy of the People is suspending all activities for two weeks until March 30, at which point we will re-evaluate. Stay safe everyone.
Important Message from JOTP
Children today are over-scheduled, over-coached & under-skilled for what lays ahead. Kids are spending less time doing the very things that will make their lives happier, more fulfilling and more rewarding. If we want strong future adults and future communities, we must devote resources to bring back the lost language of play.
Joy of the People (JOTP) is a Non-Proﬁt 501(c)(3) that promotes the idea of soccer free play as a way to build healthy kids and communities.
At JOTP we believe in a free and empowering environment where natural exploration takes place and kids can achieve extraordinary results.
We found that Play is More than “Just” Fun." It’s how we practice the key skills we need to be successful people: Critical thinking, communication, creativity, coordination and more. We created the Powered By Joy Development Model--creating an elegant and intuitive pathway for kids, not just in soccer, but all sport and perhaps all disciplines.