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.

Youth Baseball

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
Tuesday/Thursday evenings
8-10 game season

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Coach Pitch - Ages 7-8
Monday/Wednesday evenings
10-12 game season

Note: Due to low participation numbers & lack of volunteer coaches the 7 &8 year old division was cancelled for 2021.  

Minor - Ages 9-10
Monday/Wednesday evenings.
10–12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament

Major - Ages 11-12
Tuesday/Thursday evenings
10 to 12 game season
End of season single elimination tournament

Note: Due to low participation numbers, the 9-12 age groups were combined and one team was entered in the Cleveland Municipal League.  

Ages 13-15
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. 

Note: Due to low participation numbers, the 13-15 age groups were combined and one team was entered in the Cleveland Municipal League.  

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Questions? Call 440-735-6570

Jump Start Sports

The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to various programs throughout the year.

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.

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Youth Basketball

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.

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 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.

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 CampsVirtual Soccer Camp
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.

Click here to view the soccer camp options with Challenger Sports

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