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.

2020 Youth Basketball Ad

Download 2020 Youth Basketball Ad

Youth Basketball

Bedford Parks and Recreation offers winter in-house instructional basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8.  New in 2020 is a partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers!  Registration is now open.  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. 

Youth Basketball Detailed Flyer - Winter 2019-2020

Click Here to Register

Fall Basketball Open Gym

Fall Session of Open Gym at Ellenwood Center:

Grades 4-6: Mondays and Wednesdays

Grades 7-9: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Now – November 21, 2019

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Fee: $25 per person

Click Here to Register

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.  For 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 link below for information flyer and volunteer coach application.

2019 Fall Soccer Lower Division Schedule

2019 Fall Soccer Upper Division Schedule

2019 Fall Soccer Flyer

Volunteer Coach Application

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Jump Start Sports

The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to offer the the programs below.  Click on the program name for a link to additional information/registration.

PROGRAMDAYSDATESTIMESAGE/GRADELOCATION
Little Hoop Stars BasketballFri9/13 - 10/185:30 - 6:30pmGrade PK-KBedford Heights Recreation Center or Ellenwood Center
Hoop Stars BasketballFri9/13 - 10/186:30 - 7:30pmGrade 1-2Bedford Heights Recreation Center or Ellenwood Center
T-Birds T-BallTues9/3 - 10/15:30 - 6:30pmAge 3-4Greencroft Park, Bedford
Rookie League BaseballTues9/3 - 10/16:30 - 7:30pmAge 5-7Greencroft Park, Bedford
Flag FootballWed9/4 - 10/95:30 - 6:45pmGrade K-2Benhoff Fields, Maple Heights
Hummingbirds SoccerMon9/9 - 10/145:30 - 7:30pmAge 3-6Benhoff Fields, Maple Heights

 

 

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a winter and spring session of youth Futsal.  The program provides girls and boys a fun learning experience for young soccer players.  Coordinated by Bedford High School Varsity Soccer Coach, Nick Schaefer, lessons are designed to enhance balance and coordination while teaching players to be comfortable with the ball.  Click the links below for program details.

Futsal Flyer - Winter 2019

Futsal Flyer - Spring 2019

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.  For 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 April 6; weather permitting.  Practice will be scheduled based on coaches availability.  Spring 2019 youth soccer registration is currently closed.  Schedules will be posted on this site.  Check back in summer for Fall 2019 soccer information.

2019 Spring Youth Soccer U6 Game Schedule

2019 Spring Youth Soccer U8 Game Schedule

2019 Spring Youth Soccer U12 Game Schedule

2019 Spring Youth Soccer U12 Tournament Schedule

2019 Spring Youth Soccer Practice Calendar

2019 Spring Youth Soccer Flyer

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