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!

Ball Hockey

APRIL-JUNE 2020:Bethany welcomes all children in SK-Gr 9 to participate in our Spring ball hockey program! Each participant gets one hour of practice per week (on either Monday or Thursday evening) and a one hour game on Saturday. Please plan to attend one of our evaluation times, which allows us to gauge player skill and helps to create balanced teams.

  • Equipment Needed: A helmet with a cage and a pair of running shoes
  • Where: Bethany Church Gym or Pavilion (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • Evaluations: Mon Mar 23, 5:30-7 pm OR Thu Mar 26, 5:30-7 pm
  • First Practice: April 16 for Thursday teams and April 20 for Monday Teams (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 25 (games happen on Saturday morning or afternoon), last season game is Sat June 20
  • Season-Ending Celebration: Sun Jun 14
  • Cost: $125/child, discounts for multiple children in a family


Basketball & Cheerleading League

NOVEMBER 2019-MARCH 2020: All children in SK to Grade 9 are invited to Bethany’s 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 24, 5:30-7:30 pm OR Mon Oct 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • First Practice: Week of Nov 25th
  • First Game: Sat Dec 14
  • Year-End Celebration: Sun Mar 8
  • Cost: $120/child with family discounts for children in same household
  • Example Schedule



Did you know?

  • We have a girls division for Grades 4 and above
  • We strive to put all family members on the same practice night, unless you specify otherwise
  • At the end of each game STARS are awarded by the coach
  • Based on our player substitution schedule, all players should have very close to the same playing time (as long as they are there each week)
  • Players are generally matched up against players with similar skill level
  • Youth volunteers can put their accumulated hours toward their high school requirements. For more information on volunteering, please contact
  • We work with JumpStart and Prokids, so if you need help with payments please take a look at those programs or contact us for more information

Summer Soccer Academy

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019: 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 19-Thu Sep 26, 6-7:30 pm
  • Where: Westdale School (130 Rykert St, St. Catharines)
  • Cost: $50/player

Do you enjoy the “beautiful game”? Enjoy mentoring younger kids?
Why not put both passions together and help younger kids learn to enjoy soccer as much as you do!
We teach skills, give them opportunities to practice those skills and have a lot of fun scrimmages.
For more info contact Tim at


JULY 2019: All children from SK-Gr 6 are welcome to join us for a week-long basketball & cheerleading camp! Spots are limited so register early!

  • Where: Bethany Church (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • When: Mon Jul 8-Fri Jul 12, 2019
  • Grades SK-3:

Cheerleading: Basketball from 9am-12pm, lunch and quiet time 12-1pm, Cheer 1-4pm
*Half day available for afternoon

Basketball: Basketball 9-12pm, lunch and quiet time 12-1pm, Kids Games 1-4pm
*Half day available for morning

  • Grades 4-6:

Cheerleading: Kids Games 9-12 pm, Lunch and Video Activity 12-1pm, Cheer 1pm-4pm
*Half day available for afternoon

Basketball: Kids Games 9-12 pm, Lunch and Video Activity 12-1pm, Basketball 1pm-4pm
*Half day available for afternoon

  • 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: $120/child. Cost includes your registration, T-shirt, water bottle and pom poms/basketball. Family discounts for children in same household. No reduction in cost for half-day.

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