Our Town Sports for Dec. 22

December 22, 2011


Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit or call Patrick at 331-6940.

Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by high quality professional coaches with weekly practices geared towards a variety of skill levels. For more information contact coach Zach at 785-393-7966 or

Indoor facility rental: An indoor baseball practice facility is available for team rental and taking reservations for the winter sessions. For information, visit

Sidekicks seeking: The 12U Lawrence Sidekicks are looking for one pitcher and possibly one position player for the upcoming year. Contact Michael Monroe at (785)423-1532 or e-mail to schedule a tryout.

10-U Phenix: The 10U Lawrence Phenix is looking for a couple of players to round out the roster. Please contact Rick Ross at 620-491-3260 or email for more information and to schedule a tryout.

Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek ( to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advance cyclists. We even have free loaner bikes for kids, too. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or

Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers are looking for girls with 1997/98 birthdays for a 14U C softball team. The team is looking for all positions. Winter conditioning for the spring/summer tournament is starting. To schedule a tryout, contact coach Melvin at 785-331-6735 or email

Youth soccer camps: Several youth soccer camps will be held through March at Kansas University’s Robinson Gym. A camp for boys will be held Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. for preschool and kindergarten, 6:30-7:30 for grades 1-5. A girls camp will be held 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays for preschool-kindergarten, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays for K-4 and 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays for grades 4-8. And there will be a holiday youth camp Dec. 27-29. All camps in room 215. For information, email

Baseball camps: The Jayhawk Baseball Camp has several camp options for area youth in the coming months. The Holiday Skills Camp will be from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. December 28-30. There are also a variety of hitting, pitching and catching academies in January-April, as well as a Spring Training Camp in March. Contact the KU Baseball Office for more information at 785-864-7907, or go to

Middle-school hoops: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys intramural middle school, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade basketball program thru Dec. 31. cost is $55 per student. For info, call 832-7940. We are in need of coaches for this program. If you are interested in coaching please email or call 832-7940.

Futsal registration: The Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for boys and girls indoor futsal (soccer), for K-sixth grades, thru Dec. 31. Cost is $40 for K-4 and $50 for fifth and sixth grades, per child. For information, call 832-7940. We are in need of coaches for this program. If you are interested in coaching please email or call 832-7940.

Softball camp: Former Lawrence High softball coaches Reenie Stogsdill and Charlie Lauts will hold a softball came for 6- to 17-year-olds over the holiday break. For information, go to

Baseball signups: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is taking team entries for the 2012 Heinrich League & Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association season. To register, stop by Holcom Park Recreation Center or go online at to download a registration form. LPRD will accept the first eight team entries per age division. A deposit will be required to reserve a spot in the league. For information, contact the youth sports office at 832-7940.

U10 baseball tryouts: A second-year U10 DCABA baseball team is looking for two experienced players fully committed to playing on a competitive team in the spring and fall. Email for tryout information.

Indoor facility: An indoor baseball/softball practice facility is available in Big Springs, with five full-size batting cages, three pitching tunnels and an 70-by-70-foot open area that can be expanded to 140-by-70. For information, visit or call 785-887-6700.

Soccer squads forming: KC Core Soccer of Lawrence is now forming new premier soccer teams in Lawrence. We are currently recruiting for U9 (second and third grades) and U10 (fourth grade) girls teams but will consider players of all ages. Teams are being formed now, with practices in Lawrence and league play in the Spring Heartland Soccer League. For information, contact Dan Stevens at 913-952-5264 or

Baseball academy: The Lawrence and Free State high school baseball coaches will host their 2012 Winter Baseball Academy starting Jan. 8 and running Sunday evenings through Feb. 19. For information, please contact Brad Stoll at 550-4657 or


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