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.
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! 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.
January 22, 2020 Update: Teams have been formed. Rosters and game schedules were emailed to all participants. If you are unsure of your player's team, contact our office at 440-735-6570. Game schedule links are below also.
February 25, 2020 Update: Tournament brackets have been updated and are posted below. Please note that teams may play more than one game in the same day.
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
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
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 is now open. See the informational flyer link below.
Jump Start Sports
The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Jump Start Sports to various programs throughout the year. Current offerings are listed below.
|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 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.