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 recreation@bedfordoh.gov.

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

 

Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball

Bear Cub Basketball
This is a 6-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games. Times may vary based on enrollment.

Grades 1-2
Players will participate in group instruction on Tuesdays and games on Thursdays.  Players will be placed on teams based on skill levels.  Games will played in a 5x5 format.

Grades 3-6
Players will participate in group instruction the first 3 weeks.  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.  Please note that special requests for team assignments will be limited.

Divisions may vary based on registration.  Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.  Grades 3-6 use a 10-foot basket.  Grades 3-6 use a 28.5 sized basketball.

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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 2022 for more information on winter/spring indoor soccer.

Spring Bearcat 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.

Check back in winter 2023 for spring soccer registration.

 

Bearcat 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 2023.

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  

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. 

Ages 16-18
The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of gauging community interest in entering a team in the City of Cleveland's Senior League for those ages 16-18.  Games would be on Monday and Wednesday evenings in parks throughout the Cleveland area.  Register below if interested, and we will follow up if sufficient numbers are reached.

All dates, times, fees, schedules subject to change.  Age groups may be combined or program modified based on participation and other factors.

Questions? Call 440-735-6570

 

Youth Fall Soccer

Boys & Girls Ages 5 to 12. Participants will be assigned to groups based on age/enrollment. Program consists of weekly (Saturday mornings or early afternoons) instructional group practices and scrimmages in a clinic format, led by Rookie Sports Club LLC. Participants receive a T-shirt. Participants must provide and wear their own shin guards.  Soccer cleats are recommended. Location is Hutchinson Field, 350 W. Grace St.  All dates, times, locations, fees subject to change. Program will begin early September, weather permitting.

Check back in Summer 2023 for Fall Soccer registration information.

 

 

Esports Leagues

Bedford Parks & Recreation offers E-Sports leagues for youth and adults.  Check back soon for information on our next registration period.

 

 

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