St. John's School Athletics

St. John’s Athletic Programs offer the opportunity for students to be involved in several competitive fall and winter sports through the South Side Youth Organization (SSYO). SSYO is a conference of 23 private schools in the Twin Cities Metro area. St. John's students in grades 5-8 are eligible to play regardless of size, skill, or experience; some choose to play both for the Chargers and on other youth teams (Burnsville Athletic Club, Prior Lake Athletics for Youth, Prior Lake Soccer Club, etc). St. John’s athletics are dedicated to fostering a competitive spirit that emphasizes the need for teamwork, dedication, school and team pride and respect for self, teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials.

As with many areas of our school, the St. John's athletic program relies on volunteers to sustain its activities – particularly in coaching. Coaches may include parents, siblings, former students, and current faculty – with varying levels of experience. Please consider offering your time and talent to be a part of the Charger team.

To register for St. John's sports teams or seek additional information, contact Tom Emanuel, St John’s Athletic Director at

Visit the SSYO website for league information and directions to fields for St. John’s sporting events. 

Athletic Team Opportunities*




Volleyball (FALL)



Soccer (FALL)



Basketball (Winter)



*teams are formed based on the number of registered participants. 

The 2017-2018 Fall Sports season is currently underway. Did you know that St. John’s has six teams playing Volleyball and Soccer in the South Side Youth Organization (SSYO)? We’d like to thank our coaches who are volunteering their time for practice and games – we could not have a sports program without you. Check here every week to see the updated game schedule & stop in at any game to cheer on those Chargers!!


                Girls Varsity Silver/Gold level (7/8th) – Jan Jirik (head)

                Girls Cub Gold: Red Team (5/6th) – Jeff Reiter (head)

                Girls Cub Gold: Blue Team (5th/6th) – Katy Kendrick (head)

                Girls Cub Gold: White Team (5th/6th) – Lisa Rhoda (head)


                Boys Cub Gold (5th/6th) - Lyn Haeg (head)

                Girls Cub Gold (4th/5th/6th) – Andrea Leet (head), Val Griffin (asst)