Ad Astra swimming: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is always accepting new swimmers. For information, contact coach Patrick at 331-6940 or coach Katie at 766-7423 or visit the website at adastraareaaquatics.org
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Aquahawks openings: The Aquahawks are 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 professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Andrew Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Table tennis club: The Lawrence Table Tennis club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive (just east of Ninth and Iowa). Beginners welcome. Call Jonathan Paretsky 832-8993 or Neil Brown 843-0527
Cycling team: Join Team GP VeloTek (www.gpvelotek.com) to improve your road cycling. Open to youth and adults from beginners to advanced cyclists. Contact coach Jim Whittaker at 913.269.VELO or email@example.com
Next level lessons: Next Level Baseball Academy offers year-round private and semi-private baseball lessons ages 8-18. Locations in Lawrence, Big Springs and New Century. For information, email Duncanmatt32@yahoo.com or visit NextLevelBaseballAcademy.com
FUNdamental softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to play softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, base-running and hitting. Coach and team consulting available, too. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball instruction: Home Plate Baseball has space available for individual and team instruction or team practices. For details, contact former KU assistant baseball coach Wilson Kilmer at 785-393-9564, email@example.com, www.homeplatebaseball.net
Archery club: The Junior Olympic Archery Development Club meets at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the indoor target range at Overton’s Archery Center, 1025 N. Third Street, Suite 119. Youth age 8-20, all levels of experience, are invited to join. The Archery Center has a full-service pro shop with rental equipment available. For information, call Overton’s Archery Center at 832-1654 or visit www.overtonsarcherycenter.com
14U baseball: A new 14U baseball team is forming, which will play tournaments in the Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence areas. League play has yet to be decided, but is a possibility. All spots are open. If interested please contact schedule a tryout. Call Tom at: 785-217-4649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball lessons: Gary Hammer is conducting private and small group basketball lessons. Hammer is the athletic director and a teacher and coach at Veritas Christian School. Contact Gary at email@example.com or call 785-841-1800.
Baseball team forming: A new U 14 boys baseball team is forming. It will play next spring in the local Heinrich League and perhaps some tournaments. Contact Rick for information and tryout schedule: e-mail (Ginsberg@ku.edu), phone (785 764-6255).
Basketball trainer: Reign Basketball Academy LLC. offers personal and group basketball training sessions for boys and girls ages 6-18. For information, visit www.facebook.com/reignbasketballacademy or contact Rebekah Vann at 785-766-3056; or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
10U softball: The River City All Stars 10U softball team is looking for players with 2003 birthdays (2004 considered) to play in the spring/summer of 2014 with optional 2013 fall and winter practices. For information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Troy Johnson at email@example.com or 550-0524.
Eudora basketball: Eudora youth basketball leagues are forming: 1st/2nd Grade Co-Rec Leagues, 3rd/4th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues and 5th/6th Grade Boys & Girls Leagues. Cost is $40 per participant. Games begin Jan. 4 with practices in December. Visit http://www.eudoraparksandrec.org or the Community Center, 1630 Elm, Eudora.
Bingham camp: Former Kansas University baseball coach Dave Bingham will conduct a skill-development camp Dec. 14-15 at Big Springs Sports Center. Contact Matt Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Softball clinics: The Kansas University softball coaching staff will host two winter clinics on Dec. 15 inside Anschutz Pavilion. The clinics are open to anyone in grades 8 through 12 and will be priced at $75 for each. The first session will focus on the mechanics of hitting and the fundamentals of defense and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. The second session, lasting from 12:30-3 p.m., will be dedicated to working specifically with pitchers and catchers. Those attending the clinic will work closely with KU coaching staff members as well as current and former players. A multiple session discount of $25 will be applied if you sign up for both sessions. Campers may sign up and find more details at www.kusoftballcamp.com or contact Matt Windle at email@example.com
Soccer leagues: Lawrence Parks & Recreation is now taking registration for the 2014 Boys & Girls Indoor Futsal (Soccer) Leagues Grades K-6. The cost is K-4th grades $40 and 5th & 6th grades $50. You can pick up registration forms at any of the local Recreation Centers or do online registration on the Lawrence Parks & Recreation website at www.lprd.org and click on Youth Sports. For more information, please call 832-7940.
Basketball program: Lawrence Parks & Recreation and Lawrence USD #497 are now taking registration for the 2014 Boys Middle School Intramural Basketball Program for the sixth, seventh and eighth. Participation fee is $55. You can get registration forms at any of the local Lawrence Parks & Recreation Centers or at the middle school main offices. For information, call 832-7940.
Royal Crest youth leagues: Royal Crest Lanes will host youth bowling leagues on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 11. The age groups are: 4-7, bantams, two games per week; 7-12, preps, three games per week; and 12-plus, brat pack, three games per week. For information, contact Royal Crest at 842-1234.
KU women’s hoops clinic: Kansas University women’s basketball will host its 2013 Holiday Hoops Clinic from 3-5 p.m., Dec. 27 at Allen Fieldhouse. The clinic is for youths from kindergarten through eighth grade. Cost is $15 per child and $5 for adults participating with their child/children. All children will receive a voucher for three tickets to upcoming KU women’s basketball games. Participants are encouraged to register by Dec. 20. For information, contact Alaina Lee at 864-4938 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eudora events: Eudora Parks and Rec is accepting registration for these upcoming events: December Dash, a 5K run/walk/crawl on Dec. 14; adult men’s basketball, Wednesday evenings beginning in January; and adult co-rec volleyball, beginning Dec. 15 (registration deadline: Dec. 8). For information, call 542-3434 or visit www.eudoraparksandrec.org
Douglas County Amateur and Heinrich League Baseball: Lawrence Parks and Recreation is currently taking TEAM deposits for the 2014 DCABA and Heinrich League baseball leagues. Registration information is available online at www.lprd.org. Deadline for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For more information, contact Lee Ice at email@example.com
Lady Prospects Basketball: The Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will have their sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade girls basketball tryouts, Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Dec. 30 at Bishop Seabury Academy. For detailed tryout information, go to the website at www.ladyprospectsbball.org or call (785)-787-2249.
Sunflower Kids Wrestling: Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club sent 11 wrestlers to Osage City Christmas Tournament last weekend to kick off the season. All 11 club members medaled in the top four in their respective weight classes: Lou Elsten 2nd place; Drew Streeter 2nd place; Grayson Hagan 1st place; Jace Johnson 3rd place; Nolan Bradley 3rd place; Danny Parrish 2nd place; Jack Elsten 3rd place; Eric Streeter 3rd place; Adam Walther 4th place; Joe Faircloth 2nd place; Caleb Streeter 3rd place.
Jayhawk Baseball Camp: The Jayhawk Baseball Camp has many different camp options for area youth in the coming months: a Holiday Skills Camp from Dec. 27-29, a variety of four-week hitting, pitching, and catching academies in January – April, and a two-day Spring Training Camp in March. Please contact the KU baseball office for more information at 785-864-7907, or go to the camp website at http://www.kuathletics.com