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Friday Night Hoops!
Date: 7/26/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Youth Center Basketball Court

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Youth Center

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


Calendar of Events


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2019 Air Force Youth Programs

Residential Camps and

Individual Residential Sports Camps

Space Camp • Teen Aviation Camp &
Teen Leadership Summits

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Youth Programs

Summer Camps & Field Trips!

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MacDill Youth Sports Program
has been awarded the

"Better Sports for Kids Quality

Program Provider" Designation

by the National Alliance for Youth Sports!

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Youth Center Dance Lessons!

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2018 MacDill Youth of the Year:

Greg Davis

Youth of Year

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Are you PCSing to or from MacDill AFB?

The Youth Sponsorship Program can help!



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If your child would like a Peer Pal, please fill out above forms and call the Youth Center at 828-7438.

Click HERE for Youth Sponsorship Info

Sign your youth up for our

Taekwondo Classes!

$60/month + cost for uniforms & gear

Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-5:50 pm
(All Ages / All Belts)
Instructor: Joel Emerson, 2nd Dan CTF


Stop by the Youth Center to sign up

The Youth Center offers 

Piano Lessons!

Accepting ages 6-18
Price: $100/mo for 30 min weekly lessons

Piano Lessons

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Congressional Award:

Congressional Award

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The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds; young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.

Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge

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Youth Center on Facebook!

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Links of interest for youth:


Kids Included Together

4-H Youth in Action Award

Homework Help (

Congressional Award

National Military Family Association


Youth Center Brochure


(revised April 2016)

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Click here to go to the Pre-Teen page

Click here to go to the Teen page

Click here to go to the Youth Sports page

Facility Information

7813 Bayshore Blvd, Bldg 382
MacDill AFB, FL  33621

813-828-7956 / DSN 968-7956
813-828-8504 / DSN 968-8504
Facility Director:
Chris Hug
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Hours of Operation:
School-Year Hours:
  • Mon,
    1:30-6:30 pm
  • Tue-Fri,
    2:30-6:30 pm
        • Full Days off:
          12-6 pm

    Summer Hours:

  • Mon-Fri,
    12-6 pm

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