We are your Family Life Center of St Petersburg, teaching character, success skills, and life lessons, while mentoring children through our afterschool-sports program.  
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The Benefits of Tim McCahan After School for Children



Martial arts develops excellent coordination for students. Unlike most sports, martial arts does not favor one side. You practice everything on the left and right side.



Focus is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. From academics to athletics, improved focus and concentration helps children in all areas of life.



The karate belt system is a great way to build confidence. With each belt earned. the child is rewarded for hard work. That builds confidence.



Our kids are not allowed to bully, tease, harrass, rough house or use foul language. We teach and enforce mutual respect.

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 Family Owned in St. Pete Since 1997

Tim McCahan

Tim McCahan

Tim McCahan was recognized by the World Head Of Family Council for the best after school program in Florida and he was inducted into the World Hall Of Fame as Master Instructor Of The Year.

Deborah McCahan

Deborah McCahan

The Karate Mom,” Debbie McCahan may be a 5th degree black belt in karate, but she’s like a 10th degree black belt as a parent and mother.

Tim McCahan II

Tim McCahan II

Tim McCahan II was raised with the martial arts values we teach in our classes. He is an excellent role model and mentor for the kids in our school.

Nicole McCahan

Nicole McCahan

Like her big brother, 3rd degree black belt Nicole McCahan has a passion for working with and mentoring young children. She is a certified personal trainer and enjoys practicing yoga as well.

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What We Do for Your Child 

Our after-school sports program is different because we are focused on helping children improve their lives mentally and physically. We are a mentoring program!

1. Safety and Security

Our 18,000 square foot after school program facility in St. Petersburg is a clean and safe environment for your child. Our 12 security cameras cover our four dedicated classrooms, padded soccer field, game stations, quiet areas for study, clean cafeteria, lobby, and all general areas.

2. Local School Pickup

Parents love this convenience. First American Transportation Services LLC, pick up our students from local south Pinellas Country schools and safely transport them to our facility. 

3. Structured Routine

First, children arrive off the buses. Then, children can enjoy a snack they bring from home or buy one and enjoy it in our cafeteria and then have some un-wind time from their school day while warm-up to get ready for their instructional class.  

4. Martial Arts Training

Our program is centered around our martial arts classes. We take great pride in the fact that many of our students have become highly skilled black belts. Some are even instructors now. 

Our martial arts program teaches children the values of respect, courtesy, self-control, and self-discipline. 

5. Life Skills Curriculum

We have a special Life Skills Curriculum created by Master Instructor John Graden. An acclaim author and teacher, Mr. Graden has appeared on many national media platforms such as the Wall Street Journal and The Dr. Oz Show.

6.  Day Camps

When school is out, we’re in! We provide day camps to accommodate various Pinellas County teacher workdays and holidays throughout the school year.

7. Family Owned and Operated

We’ve been doing this since 1997 as a family. We’re not a big corporation or some young entrepreneurial kid looking to make a quick buck. We take great pride in our service reputation and our student retention. We have many kids that have been with us for over five years. We’re honored to be considered the best after school program in St. Petersburg.


Not all After School Programs for Kids are the same. To help you understand what we do it’s important that you know what we will NOT do.

1. We Are Not in the Baby Sitting Business.

We are a structured alternative to babysitting. We are an Instructional After-School Program centered around the martial arts and the life skills they instill.

2. We Do Not Compromise on Safety and Security

We’ve invested in regulation seat-belted school buses. We have been commended by the St. Petersburg Fire Department for using buses that provide maximum protection for your kids.

3. We Do Not Let the Kids Run Wild

During warm-up time, our professionally trained team is positioned in monitoring stations throughout our facility. Kids learn how to have fun during warm-up in a controlled environment.

4. We Do Not Allow Bullying

This is a subject that we take seriously. Our facility is a no-bully zone. We host seminars with national bullying experts to teach our families how to recognize, avoid, and resolve bullying. 

5. We Do Not Permit Foul Language

We want kids to have good, clean fun. We pay attention to what kids say and do.

6.  We Do Not Allow Kids to be Supervised by Kids

Our kids are mentored by multiple adults, not a teenage in the corner on her phone. 

7. We Do Not Do Not Allow Wifi on Our Computers

One of the life skills we teach is that of earning privileges. Access to our game area is an earned privilege. We supply only G-Rated games and children are allowed to bring their own games. None of our game computers has a WiFi connection.

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