Youth Sports

Bethany Community Church aims to provide a variety of sports leagues for boys and girls where, “Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child is a winner!” Make friends, burn energy, learn new skills from great and caring coaches and just have fun!

Bethany Church works alongside ProKids Niagara, Jumpstart and Kidsport Niagara to make playing spots affordable for everyone. If you need financial assistance for your child(ren), please contact Tim, Bethany’s Director of Sports.

If you have a passion for sports and teaching children, then we’d love for you to inquire about volunteering in one of our many programs!

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading League

NOVEMBER 2018-MARCH 2019: All children in SK to Grade 9 are invited to Bethany’s Upward Basketball and/or Cheerleading League.

  • Equipment Needed: a pair of running shoes. Your registration fee includes a basketball and/or cheerleading uniform.
  • Where: Bethany Church Gym (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • Evaluations: Thu Oct 25, 5:30-7:30 pm OR Mon Oct 29, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • First Practice: Week of Nov 26th
  • First Game: Sat Dec 8
  • Year-End Celebration: Sun Mar 3
  • Cost: $100/child for early registration (before Oct 20), with family discounts for children in same household


Summer Soccer Academy

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2018: Bethany welcomes all children SK to grade 6 to participate in our Summer Soccer Program. Teams will be made informally upon arrival and each evening will include practice and scrimmage. Develop footwork, ball-handling and passing skills, enjoy scrimmages and burn off some energy!

  • Equipment Needed: Cleats and shin pads are encouraged. Let us know if you need these items, Tim has extras!
  • When: Join us Mondays AND/OR Thursdays, Mon Aug 13-Thu Sep 27, 6-7:30 pm
  • Where: Westdale School (130 Rykert St, St. Catharines).
  • Cost: $45/player.


Ball Hockey

APRIL-JUNE 2019: Bethany welcomes all children, SK-Gr 9, to participate in our spring Ball Hockey Program.

  • Equipment Needed: A helmet with a cage and a pair of running shoes
  • Where: Bethany Church Gym or Pavillion (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • Evaluations: Mon Mar 18, 5:30-7 pm OR Thu Mar 21, 5:30-7 pm
  • First Practice: week of Apr 8 (practices are Mon or Thu evenings – we will let you know which is your practice night/team info as soon as we can!)
  • First Game: Sat Apr 27 (games happen on Saturday morning or afternoon), last season game is Sat June 22
  • Season-Ending Celebration: Sun Jun 23
  • Cost: $110/player

Registration Coming Soon

Upward Basketball & VBS Summer Camp

JULY 2018: All children from SK-Gr 9 are welcome to join us for a week-long basketball & VBS camp! Spots are limited so register early! Note: there is no cheerleading portion in this summer’s camp.

  • Where: Bethany Church (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • When: Mon Jul 9-Fri Jul 13, 2018
  • Grades SK-3: 9 am-12 noon basketball; 1-4 pm VBS
  • Grades 4-6: 9 am-12 noon VBS; 1-4 pm basketball
  • Grades 7-9: 5-8 pm basketball (no VBS component)
  • Lunchtime: supervised lunch and activity time is from 12 noon-1 pm. We ask that each child bring their own labelled and nut-free lunch.
  • Equipment Needed: a pair of running shoes and shorts. T-shirts are provided.
  • Before- and After-Camp Childcare is available each day for an added charge (hourly rate) from 8-9 am and 4-5 pm.
  • Cost: Early bird cost (before May 24) is $95/child; regular cost (after May 24) is $105/child. Cost includes your registration, T-shirt, water bottle and a basketball.

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