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 are working hard to enhance current offerings. Look for new programs such as winter futsal and summer 3 on 3 basketball coming soon! 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 email@example.com.
Volunteer coach applicants are required to complete a Volunteer Application, concussion certification, Lindsay’s Law compliance, and background check.
Youth Baseball & Softball
Registration for Summer Youth Baseball has been extended until April 5 with no late fee. Beginning April 6, space will be limited and a late fee will apply. See the links below for additional information and to register. For youth softball, see the flyer below for information on Garfield Heights Recreation Department coed softball.
Jump Start Sports
The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to offer the following programs:
Jump Start Sports Bedford Summer Basketball
Location: Bedford Heights Community Center, 5615 Perkins Rd. Bedford Heights
Days & Dates: Thursday evenings, June 13-July 25 (No class July 4)
Little Hoop Stars Basketball: Pre K - K (must be at least 4 years old) 5:30-6:30 pm
Hoop Stars Basketball Entering Grades 1 and 2: 6:30-7:30 pm
Instruction/Recreational Basketball Entering Grades 3 and 4: 7:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $55 per participant
Jump Start Sports Bedford T-Birds T-Ball
A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Jump Start Sports staff members conduct the instruction and oversee the game play while volunteer parent team coaches assist.
Dates: Fridays, June 21-July 26
Times: 5:30-6:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm (Each team receives a rotating schedule that includes both time periods)
Fee: $60 (includes MLB hat and team shirt)
Location: Greencroft Park, 74 Greencroft Rd., Bedford
Jump Start Sports Bedford Hummingbirds Soccer & Recreational/Instructional Soccer
Hummingbirds Soccer: A fun and highly instructional introduction to soccer for children ages 3-6 years old. Jump Start Sports staff coaches will implement this age appropriate and creative program to teach such young children with fun drills and non-competitive play.
Recreational/Instruction Soccer: Boys and girls ages 7-9 learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as more complex aspects of the sport in a program designed for experienced players and novices alike. Each session includes skill instruction and game play.
Wednesday evenings, 6/19 - 7/31
3 & 4 year olds: 5:30-6:30 pm
5 and 6 year olds 6:30-7:30 pm
7-9 year olds: 7:30-8:30 pm
Where: Benhoff Fields, 15706 Benhoff Rd., Maple Heights (located at the end of Benhoff and Fernway streets off of Dunham Rd.)
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.
Bedford Parks and Recreation offers winter instructional basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8, and Winter Little Hoop Stars program for those in pre-K and Kindergarten (must be four years old). Registration is now closed for youth basketball. Click the link below for additional information. Also, coming in Summer 2019 is a three on three summer basketball program. Check back for details!
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.