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 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

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 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 Basketball Flyer

Register directly with Jump Start Sports by clicking here

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 T-Birds T-Ball Flyer

Register directly with Jump Start Sports by clicking here

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.)

Fee: $55

Jump Start Sports Bedford Hummingbirds Soccer and Recreational/Instructional Soccer Flyer

Register directly with Jump Start Sports by clicking here

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

Youth Basketball

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!

Youth Basketball Flyer - Winter 2018-19

Youth Basketball Game Schedules (Grades 1-8)


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

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