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. 

December 9, 2019 Update: Late registrations will be excepted space permitting.  Call our office at 440-735-6570 for more information.

Youth Basketball Detailed Flyer - Winter 2019-2020

Click Here to Register

Winter Basketball Open Gym

Winter Session of Open Gym at Ellenwood Center:

Grades 4-6: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Grades 7-9: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Grades 10-12: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

January 13 – March 26

(no open gym 1/20, 2/17, 3/17)

Fee: $25 per person

Click Here to Register

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.  The program will run for six weeks on Thursday evenings at Ellenwood Recreation Center, beginning January 23.

Ages 6-8  6:00-7:00 PM

Ages 9-12  7:15-8:30 PM

Bedford Resident $25

Non Resident $30

Click here for program flyer

Click here to register

Jump Start Sports

The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to various programs throughout the year.  Current offerings are listed below.

 PROGRAM DAYSDATES TIMES AGE/GRADE LOCATION
Little Hoop Stars Basketball Tue 1/14 - 2/18 5:30 - 6:30pm or   6:30-7:30 PM Grade PK-K Ellenwood Center

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.  Spring 2020 youth soccer registration will open in Winter 2020; check back for updates.  For reference see past informational flyer link below.

2019 Spring Youth Soccer Flyer

Volunteer Coach Application

Youth Baseball & Softball

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2019 spring/summer youth baseball, and thank you to all of our sponsors!  Look for information about Summer 2020 youth baseball after January 1!

2019 Youth Baseball Flyer - Spring/Summer

2019 Garfield Heights Recreation Softball Flyer - Spring/Summer

Volunteer Coach Application

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 2020 which will post in summer.  For reference see past information links below.

2019 Fall Soccer Flyer

Volunteer Coach Application

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