The Skills Center provides academic instruction and development of life skills through athletics. Formed in 2008, the 501(c) 3 nonprofit sport - based youth development organization enhances positive life skills for children and teens in the Tampa Bay area. The Skills Center provides training in basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, football and soccer through its after school camps, summer programs, sport leagues, skill development clinics and an AAU team.
The organization's programs and activities promote character, responsibility, respect, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship. The Skills Center teaches kids how to transfer the skills they learn through sports into other areas of their lives, and most importantly, have a fun learning experience that will last a lifetime.
We invite you to come and experience the difference!
To strategically use athletics as a mechanism to accelerate academic achievement, build character, and develop a personal bank of life skills for children and teens.
Our participants are well-rounded individuals who accomplish their life goals through academic achievement and sound character based on integrity, responsibility, respect, sportsmanship and teamwork.
To operate with a high quality of excellence
To serve with honesty and integrity
To create win -win partnerships within the community
To support a family-oriented environment and programs
To provide inclusive services to all children in the Tampa Bay area
To build an effective team environment
Academic that motivates and supports educational achievement.
Life Skills that instill habits that lead to excellence.
Athletics that promote and develop leadership skills.
The Skills Center believes in creating a culture of achievement that:
- Introduces and enhances training and skills development services that meet each student's individual abilities.
- Builds self esteem in a fun learning environment.
- Fosters positive relationships between students and caring adults.
- Encourages volunteerism.
- Collaborates with students and parents in the program design and delivery.