YOUTH CENTER

PHONE: (813) 828-7438

HOURS OF OPERATION:

SCHOOL YEAR:

Monday • 1pm - 6pm
Tuesday - Friday • 2pm - 6pm

SUMMER:

Monday - Friday • 12pm - 6pm

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 2024 CALENDAR (PDF)

UPCOMING EVENTS

WELCOME TO THE MACDILL YOUTH CENTER!

Pricing: $75/pre-teens • $25/teens

After school programming for ages 9-18 is available for STEM, 4-H, Leadership & Service, Health & Wellness and Sports and Recreation.

Download the Youth Center Brochure

WHAT WE OFFER

Programs and activities offered at the Youth Center help improve and maintain the physical, social, and mental well-being of youth to include year-round programs and wholesome leisure-time experiences and are appropriate for children ages 9-18, who are dependents of active duty/retired military, and DoD civilian employees.

Not only are there games, crafts, life skills, and sports, but youth can learn how to become meaningful members of their community. Some instructional classes are conducted, but this is contingent on the availability of instructors.

A diversified youth sports program offers flag football, basketball, and soccer leagues, along with a cheerleading program. Teens have their own area where they can come to interact with their peers, get homework and career assistance, or play video games. Special events are conducted periodically for both the pre-teens and teens.

Other Services we offer:

  • "Safe Haven" for Youth Social Interaction
  • Field Trips
  • Youth Sports Program
  • Power Hour Educational Program

MACDILL YOUTH SPORTS AWARDS

The MacDill youth sports program has been awarded the "Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider" designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Read the full article here.

YOUTH DANCE LESSONS

Dance lessons are available at the Youth Center for ages 3+. Classes include tap, jazz and ballet and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recital date TBA.

Click here for more information or call the Youth Center at: (813) 828-7438.

TAEKWONDO CLASSES

Sign up your kids for traditional taekwondo at the MacDill Youth Center! Our program instills confidence and promotes fitness while teaching kids respect, self-discipline and other important life lessons.

  • Classes are $70/month + cost of uniform & gear
  • Mondays & Wednesdays • Beginners 4:45pm-5:15pm; Advanced 5:15pm - 5:55pm
  • Ages 5-18/All Belts Welcome (if 18, must be a current high school student)
  • Instructor: Joel Emerson, 3rd Dan CTF

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Are you PCSing to or from MacDill Air Force Base? The youth sponsorship program can help!

If your child would like a Peer Pal, please call the youth center at (813) 828-7438.

Download the Youth Sponsorship Brochure 

YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Adriana Williams! She is the MacDill Military Youth of the Year 2023!  

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PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an opportunity to honor outstanding volunteers. Click here to learn more.

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JUST FOR PRE-TEENS

Pre-teens have an assortment of interest areas at the Youth Center. Youth ages 9 and 10 can become members of the Ambassador Club, while youth ages 11 and 12 can become members of the Torch Club. These are leadership clubs where the youth are responsible for planning community service, educational, health and fitness, and social activities throughout the year.

Pre-teens also have access to the basketball court, game room, education room, instruction room and two rooms specifically for pre-teens.

Programs like 4-H, Fine Arts Exhibition, Photography Contest, and computer classes are available throughout the year.

"Trust" Video

The above "Trust" video was created from the Recording and Music Video Camp offered through the youth center. 

"Caring" Video

The above "Caring" video was created from the Recording and Music Video Camp offered through the youth center. 

YOUTH CENTER CLUBS FOR TWEENS & TEENS

SMART Girls– Is a prevention education and self-esteem enhancement program for female club members. It is designed to help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, develop a positive self-concept and develop sound decision-making skills. The SMART Girl’s program has modules for 9-12 and 13-17 years old. Each module has two components: “It’s Your Body” and “Take Care of Your Body”.

TORCH Club – Provides the opportunity for youth ages 11-13 to become part of a Leadership Club. Members discuss and plan special events, programs, and community service projects or events. Limited to 15 members. Club will meet once a week for an hour.

KEYSTONE Club – Teens ages 14-18 years old. Program has a rich tradition instilling leadership skills and responsibility among older Club members. Club is responsible for planning for Youth Center and special community events and projects. Member will be eligible to attend the Regional Keystone Conference, which was held in Virginia Beach last year.

4H Clubs – Is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Membership forms must be completed to join in the 4H activities.

Youth of the Year – Premier recognition program for club members, promoting service to club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Winners will receive scholarships for college.

MacDill Teen Council – The MacDill Teen Council Program allows teens to brainstorm solutions and initiate change at the installation, amor command and Air Force levels. As members of the AFTC, teens can develop leadership skills and exercise their civic engagement while interacting with other teens and senior leaders at all levels. 

Teens Night Out – Offered the last Friday of each month at the youth center. Enjoy a fun game/events night for teens ages 13 to 18* (if 18, must be a currently enrolled high school student).

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YOUTH SPORTS

Our youth sports program is predicated on skill development and team building. We want our youth to have fun while learning!

We offer the following sports:

  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball

REGISTRATION

CURRENT CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM MEMBERS
Register using your existing CYPIMS login.

NON-MEMBERS
Contact the youth center at (813) 828-7956 or email 6fss.fsy.yp@us.af.mil to create an online account. Once the registration process is complete, patrons may register online or at the Youth Center (7813 Bayshore Blvd, Bldg 382).

PARENTS AND COACHES

Current child & youth members can now register for all youth sports directly from your account by visiting parent.afcyp.com. If you don't have an account setup or are not a member CALL: (813) 828-7958 to register your child today.

Coach Application

Coach and Parent Handbook

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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

CO-ED Ages 5-12 

Offered during the Fall Season.
Registration opens in late Summer.

Soccer Ball in the net of a goal

YOUTH SOCCER

CO-ED Ages 5-12 

Offered during the Winter Season
Registration opens in late Fall.

Basketball going through basketball hoop

YOUTH BASKETBALL

CO-ED Ages 5-12

Offered during the Spring Season
Registration opens in late Winter.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All Pro Dads is currently seeking volunteers to conduct program activities here on MacDill. All Pro Dads is committed to bringing intentional focus to dads around the world.

Their message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character as a dad and husband.

All Pro Dads is consistently here for you to provide guidance and practical tips in raising your kids in a life-giving way. To become a volunteer and to learn more about this program, contact Chris Hug at the Youth Center at 813-828-7438 or email him at harold.hug@us.af.mil

  • Address:

    7813 Bayshore Blvd., Bldg #382

    MacDill AFB, FL 33621

  • Facility Director

    Chris Hug