Former Royals outfielder Brian McRae takes questions from parents after working with campers on fielding grounders and throwing. McRae spent the first five years of his major league career with the Royals.
Lawrence Maverick Tom Schuh throws a pitch as an umpire watches. The Mavericks played host to a tournament at Free State High School from July 11-16.
Hunter Taylor fires a throw to a coach at the Royals Youth Clinic. In this drill, former Royals outfielder Brian McRae helps campers work on fielding ground balls and throw them to first base.
Nicole Humphrey, from left, Nick Pellett, Nicholas Shaheed and Erika Sander play a game of three-on-three at the Free State High basketball camp. Only three of the 60 camp participants were girls. The camp consisted of seventh-through 12th-grade boys and girls and ran all of June and July.
Camp director Mauro Nobre signs up campers for different drills during the Kaw Valley Soccer Association's Advanced Skills camp.
Master Hitter Jasmyn Turner waits at home plate and smiles at comments from her teammates in the dugout on July 18 at Broken Arrow Park. The Master Hitters lost 12-11 to The Flash in both team's last game of the season in their U14 Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch match-up.
Alex Goertz dribbles the basketball as part of a drill at the Lawrence High basketball camp. The camp ran from July 17-21 to help participants improve basic skills.
Tiger Hayley Johnson takes heed to her coach's advice and takes a drink of Gatorade in between innings. The Tigers played the Meadowlarks Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. in Parks and Recreation Softball league.
Lawrence Maverick players raise their hands to say the "Code of Sportsmanship", before a tournament game July 14.
Sluggerrr looks to a parent for protection as campers try to topple the Kansas City Royals mascot. Sluggerrr made an appearance at the Royals Youth Clinic after the drills on fundamentals were complete.
Alec Basgall gets ready; to kick the ball, as another camper looks on during a soccer drill at the Kaw Valeey Soccer Associations' Advanced Skills camp. Basgall lives on a military base in Japan and traveled to the United States to visit his grandmother and to take part in the camp.
Tiger Haley Johnson tries to beat the heat as she sits in the dugout with a frozen towel on her face on Wednesday. The Tigers played the Meadowlarks in their Recreation Softball league match-up at Youth Sports Inc.
Lady Jay Jensen Edwards pours water on her teammate Martha Fister as the two try to stay cool in the dugout. The coaches decided to end this game an inning early because the heat was too much for the teams as some of the Lady Jay's opponents passed out. The Lady Jays tied the Grizzlers 13-13 on Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. in their Recreation Softball league match-up.
Grizzler Allie Crockett swings at a pitch Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. The Recreation Softball league Grizzlers tied the Lady Jays 13-13, but their game was stopped an inning early because it was too hot for the girls.
Owen Kapfer, left, rolls the ball in a drill during the Lawrence Lions Basketball Workout Camp Wednesday at Schwegler Elementary.
Austin Gaumer, left, rests up between drills and makes his teammates laugh during the Lawrence Lions Basketball Camp Wednesday at Schwegler Elementary.
Hunter Caughron jumps for joy as his team scores during the Lawrence Lions Workout Camp Wednesday at Schwegler Elementary school.
Fill-in Meadowlark Cole Shupert waits in the outfield as his sister's team plays the Tigers Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. The Meadowlarks were short one player, so Shupert filled.
Mackenzie Norman gets his fill of pitching advice from former Royals pitchers Paul Splittorff and Marty Pattin. Splittorff and Pattin showed campers how to grip a baseball, how to stand on the pitching rubber and what form to use when throwing a baseball.
Avery Allen tries to jump and slap the hand of instructor Alex Ayer, during the Lawrence Lions Basketball Workout Camp Wednesday at Schwegler Elementary.