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 email@example.com.
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. COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced.
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
8-10 game season
Coach Pitch - Ages 7-8
10-12 game season
Minor - Ages 9-10
10–12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament
Major - Ages 11-12
10 to 12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament
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.
Questions? Call 440-735-6570
Residents looking to register children for youth softball are encouraged to consider Garfield Heights Co-ed Softball for ages 7-17. Click here for registration information.
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.
The Spring 2021 youth soccer program has been cancelled. We anticipate offering youth soccer in the fall of 2021. See below for information on virtual soccer camps...
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 Camps
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.
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Jump Start Sports
The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to various programs throughout the year.
Spring 2021 Jump Start Sports programs have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Check back for updates on future Jump Start Sports programming.
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. Check back for information on Fall 2021 which will post in summer.
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.
The winter 2020-2021 youth basketball program has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Check back for updates on future basketball programming.
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.
The winter 2020-2021 youth indoor soccer program has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Check back for updates on future indoor soccer programming.