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.

Spring Bearcat 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.

Click here for the latest schedule.

 

Bearcat 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.  Registration will open in winter/spring 2022.

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

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

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  

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. 

Ages 16-18
The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of gauging community interest in entering a team in the City of Cleveland's Senior League for those ages 16-18.  Games would be on Monday and Wednesday evenings in parks throughout the Cleveland area.  Register below if interested, and we will follow up if sufficient numbers are reached.

Questions? Call 440-735-6570

Click Here to Register

Esports Leagues

Bedford Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that we will be offering esport leagues for youth and adults! Create teams, show off your gaming skills, and become a local legend!

For one price of $30, get access to all of your favorite esports leagues! The fall season pass allows you to play in as many leagues as you’d like, all for the price of one! Leagues are 6 weeks long with 5 weeks of season play and 1 week of playoffs. Season begins the week of October 4.

Featuring games:

Madden 21 for Xbox and PS4 - Mondays
Fortnite - Tuesdays (Solo) & Fridays (Duos)
Rocket League - Wednesdays (1v1 and 3v3)
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - Thursdays

Age Divisions Offered & League Times:
Youth 8-12 years old; 7:00 pm
Teens 13-18 years old; 8:00 pm
Adults 18+ years old; 9:00 pm

Fee: $30 per player
Registration ends September 22

Fee includes Fall Esports Pass for all your favorite games. Enter into unlimited Ohio Leagues! Participants are responsible for providing video game, gaming system, and high speed internet.   What else does the Fall Season Pass include?  Request scrimmage with other players. GGLeague's resource library on a variety of different topics within esports. Access to other fun events through GGLeagues. Prizes for top team include in-game currency and GGLeagues champion shirt and medal.

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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.

Click here for detailed flyer

Click here for information on Dick's Sporting Goods Registration Fee Program

September 3, 2021: Unfortunately, due to low participation numbers and a lack of parent volunteers, the fall 2021 youth soccer program has been cancelled and all registration fees refunded.  We will look to create energy around the spring soccer program and to recruit the necessary volunteers to make the spring program a success.  Until then, please look for our winter basketball information which will be out soon.

Fall Youth Soccer Flyer 2021

 

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.

Check back in fall 2021 for more information on winter/spring indoor soccer.

Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball

Bear Cub Basketball
This is a 6-week instructional basketball program for children in Pre-K (must be 4 years old) and Kindergarten.  Players are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting; as well as, basic offense and defense.  Players will then apply what they learned in fun, non-competitive games. Times may vary based on enrollment.

Grades 1-2
Players will participate in group instruction on Tuesdays and games on Thursdays.  Players will be placed on teams based on skill levels.  Games will played in a 5x5 format.

Grades 3-6
Players will participate in group instruction the first 3 weeks.  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.  Please note that special requests for team assignments will be limited.

WHEN:
Bear Cub Basketball - Wednesday evenings starting January 19 (6-weeks)
Times
1. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
2. 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Grades 1-2 - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning January 11, 2022

Grades 3-6 - Saturday mornings beginning January 8, 2022

WHERE:
Bear Cubs - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue
Grades 1-2 - Ellenwood Center, 124 Ellenwood Avenue
Grades 3-6 - Heskett Middle School, 5771 Perkins Road

Divisions may vary based on registration.  Bear Cub Basketball will use a 7-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use an 8-foot basket.  Grades 1-2 use a 27.5 sized basketball.  Grades 3-6 use a 10-foot basket.  Grades 3-6 use a 28.5 sized basketball.

Registration Deadline:
Winter 2021-2022 Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball registration has closed.

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