Youth Athletics

Bedford Parks and Recreation offers youth athletics leagues and programs throughout the year, including fall and spring soccer, winter basketball, and spring/summer youth baseball.  We have also partnered with Jump Start Sports to offer additional programs are we are working hard to enhance current offerings.   See current youth athletics information below.  Join the fun!

The Recreation Department relies on volunteer coaches at all levels to coordinate each team.  If you or anyone you know is interested in coaching a youth sports team please indicate so at the time of registration or contact the Recreation Department at 440-735-6570.  Interested volunteer coaches can also submit an email to Mike Callahan, Assistant Director at mcallahan@bedfordoh.gov.

Volunteer coach applicants are required to complete a volunteer application, concussion certification, Lindsay’s Law compliance, and background check.

Jump Start Sports

The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to various programs throughout the year.

Little Hoops

Coaches from Jump Start Sports will run this instructional and recreational basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten. Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. All participants will receive a shirt and a participation medal.  Times may vary based on enrollment. Please change into your basketball shoes to avoid tracking water and salt onto the court.

Location: Ellenwood Center Gymnasium
Dates: Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15 (no class 11/24)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30 pm - Schedule will rotate. You will receive a schedule 1 week prior.

Click Here to Register with Jump Start Sports

Esports Leagues

Bedford Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that we will be offering esport leagues for youth and adults! Create teams, show off your gaming skills, and become a local legend!

For one price of $30, get access to all of your favorite esports leagues! The fall season pass allows you to play in as many leagues as you’d like, all for the price of one! Leagues are 6 weeks long with 5 weeks of season play and 1 week of playoffs. Season begins the week of October 4.

Featuring games:

Madden 21 for Xbox and PS4 - Mondays
Fortnite - Tuesdays (Solo) & Fridays (Duos)
Rocket League - Wednesdays (1v1 and 3v3)
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - Thursdays

Age Divisions Offered & League Times:
Youth 8-12 years old; 7:00 pm
Teens 13-18 years old; 8:00 pm
Adults 18+ years old; 9:00 pm

Fee: $30 per player
Registration ends September 22

Fee includes Fall Esports Pass for all your favorite games. Enter into unlimited Ohio Leagues! Participants are responsible for providing video game, gaming system, and high speed internet.   What else does the Fall Season Pass include?  Request scrimmage with other players. GGLeague's resource library on a variety of different topics within esports. Access to other fun events through GGLeagues. Prizes for top team include in-game currency and GGLeagues champion shirt and medal.

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Youth Fall Soccer

The Bedford Parks & Recreation Department strives to offer quality programs that emphasizes participation, skill development, and sportsmanship, in a fun and safe environment in which your child will learn and grow.  Fall soccer is open to players ages 5-12.  All participants will receive a game shirt.  Players must provide and wear their own shin guards.  Soccer cleats are recommended.

Games take place on Saturdays starting in September.  Practice will be scheduled based on coaches availability.  Volunteer coaches are needed.

Click here for detailed flyer

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September 3, 2021: Unfortunately, due to low participation numbers and a lack of parent volunteers, the fall 2021 youth soccer program has been cancelled and all registration fees refunded.  We will look to create energy around the spring soccer program and to recruit the necessary volunteers to make the spring program a success.  Until then, please look for our winter basketball information which will be out soon.

Fall Youth Soccer Flyer 2021

 

Youth Basketball

Bedford Parks and Recreation offers winter in-house instructional basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8 in partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers!  The department also offers Fall and  Winter Little Hoop Stars basketball program through our partnership with Jump Start Sports for those in pre-K and Kindergarten (must be four years old).  See the Jump Start Sports section for information on Little Hoop Stars.

The Junior Cavaliers program emphasizes having fun while encouraging skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  Players will participate in group instruction the first 3 Saturdays.  Following group instruction players will be placed on teams based on skill levels.  Players will then participate in a 6-week season in a 5x5 league format.  Teams are coached by paid instructors.  Please note that special requests for team assignments will be limited.

Each player receives a Jr. Cavs reversible jersey and one (1) Cavs ticket/voucher with the opportunity for family and friends to purchase discounted Cavs game tickets.

Registration will open fall 2021.

Indoor Soccer

Provides girls and boys a fun learning experience for young soccer players. Lessons are designed to enhance balance and coordination while teaching players to be comfortable with the ball.

Check back in fall 2021 for more information on winter/spring indoor soccer.

Youth Spring Soccer

The Bedford Parks & Recreation Department strives to offer quality programs that emphasizes participation, skill development, and sportsmanship, in a fun and safe environment in which your child will learn and grow.   Spring soccer is open to players ages 5-12.  All participants will receive a game shirt.  Players must provide and wear their own shin guards.  Soccer cleats are recommended.

Games take place on Saturdays starting early April; weather permitting.  Practice will be scheduled based on coaches availability.

Check back in winter for information on Spring 2022 youth soccer.

Virtual Soccer Camps with Challenger Sports

Virtually join outstanding International Soccer Coaches from Challenger, for a 1-2 hour camp that focuses on skill development and technical training. This is a great way to improve your touch and technique while being away from traditional team training. Clear a small space in your home or yard, tune-in, interact, and follow along with professional coaching staff!

Available Weeklong Virtual CampsVirtual Soccer Camp
TinyTykes (Ages 3-5)
International Soccer Juniors (Ages 6-7)
International Soccer Seniors (Ages 8-10)
Next Level (Ages 11+)

Virtual camps fees starting as low as $49

*Fee includes a soccer ball, t-shirt, disc cones and access to the TopYa! app with free skill-building videos. Register early, allow 1-2 weeks for items to be shipped directly to your home.

Click here to view the soccer camp options with Challenger Sports

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Youth Baseball

LET’S PLAY BALL! This program provides a fun and safe environment in which your child will learn and grow.  Players ages 5-12 will learn the fundamentals of baseball through fielding, hitting and throwing drills and introduce fielding positions. All participants will receive a game shirt and hat. Every player should have a pair of white baseball pants and a mitt.  Registration will open in winter/spring 2022.

Volunteers Needed!!  The Recreation Department relies on volunteer coaches at all levels to coordinate each team.  Please note special requests for team assignments will be limited.   Practice may begin in May and will be scheduled based on coaches availability.  Games begin the first week of June and end the third week of July; weather permitting.

Tee-Ball - Ages 5-6
Tuesday/Thursday evenings
8-10 game season

Coach Pitch - Ages 7-8
Monday/Wednesday evenings
10-12 game season

Minor - Ages 9-10
Monday/Wednesday evenings.
10–12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament

Major - Ages 11-12
Tuesday/Thursday evenings
10 to 12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament

Note: Due to low participation numbers, the 9-12 age groups were combined and one team was entered in the Cleveland Municipal League.  

Ages 13-15
League selection will be determined by number of participants.  Participant cost will be based on league registration fees. Teams may be entered into the City of Cleveland Division of Recreation Baseball League, for which there is no charge to participate. 

Note: Due to low participation numbers, the 13-15 age groups were combined and one team was entered in the Cleveland Municipal League.  

Questions? Call 440-735-6570

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