A young gymnast uses the rings to get a different view of the room. The Lawrence Gymnastics Academy gave children the opportunity to try all the different apparatuses at its facility on Saturday to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.
Young gymnast Mikayla Williams focuses on her balance on the balance beams at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy.
Members of the sixth-grade Lawrence Hurricanes hang out before practice. The Hurricane teams practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings last week at "Dad" Perry Park.
Gymnasts young and old came out to celebrate National Gymnastics Day on Saturday at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy. Here 16-month-old Barrett Bartley works on his balance.
One of the most popular attractions at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy was the "pit," a foam-filled area where kids would jump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eagle Jacob Hood reaches out for the throw at first base against the Dragons. The two Parks & Rec baseball teams squared off at Youth Sports Inc. on July 11.
Eagle Jack Clark darts for third base in the top of the first against the Dragons. Jack scored in the inning on a double by his brother Sam and the Eagles went on to win 23-13.
Astro Dan Jasperson lays into a pitch in the first inning against the Orioles. Jasperson singled in the at-bat and drove in Tyler Hanson. Jasperson also struck out seven Oriole batters in four innings on the mound.
Jhawk Baseball Astro Dan Jasperson lays into a pitch in the first inning against the Orioles. Jasperson singled in the at-bat and drove in Tyler Hanson. Jasperson also struck out seven Oriole batters in four innings on the mound.
The Parks and Rec Softball Fire Crackers warm up before their game against the Ice Breakers Friday evening. The two teams faced off at Youth Sports Inc. with the Fire Crackers edging the Ice Breakers 16-10.
Oriole Alex Holm jogs down the first base line after earning a walk in the second inning against the Astros. The Orioles and Astros played on Thursday at Holcom Sports Complex.
Bulls first baseman Greg Shipley reaches out for the ball in the top of the first against the Sidewinders at Holcom Park on Thursday. The Sidewinders eventually beat the Bulls 9-3.
Bulls players and coaches watch from the dugout during their at-bat in the bottom of the first inning against the Sidewinders. The two Jhawk League teams faced off on Thursday and the Sidewinders prevailed 9-3.
Raptor Lee Andrews legs out a single in the bottom of the sixth against the Bulls. Although the Raptors didn't score in the inning, they went on to win 6-3.
A Bulls outfielder returns the ball to the infield in the bottom of the fourth against the Raptors. Thanks to Raptors hitters like Austin Downing, the Bulls outfield was busy on Thursday.