The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Sports Division provides opportunities for youth to participate in activities, which assist in the development of skills, including coordination, teamwork and communication.
The Youth Sports Division believes in the philosophy that all youth should participate and have FUN!
The division promotes sportsmanship, education and accountability. Whether it’s in an elementary/middle school, high school or youth sports league, the Youth Sports division offer unique approaches for putting FUN back into the game.
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Ages: 3-5. Enrollment Min 7 / Max 15. This multi-sports class will help your children improve their motor skills while providing them plenty of fun and engaging activities. Each four-week session will introduce your future star to different sports (volleyball, basketball, soccer, t-ball, football) in a safe and non-competitive atmosphere. This class will teach your children to work with others and start developing the teamwork mentality.
Ages: 2-4. Enrollment Min 7 / Max 20. Little Kickers is designed for children two years old to four years old who enjoy running around and playing soccer. Each participant will learn basic ball skills through fun activities. Parents are welcome to watch or join in on the fun adventure. For more information call (785) 330-7355.
Ages: 4-5. Enrollment Min 7 / Max 20. Junior Kickers is designed for children four years old and five years old and will introduce basic ball skills/fakes necessary for real game applications. Parents are welcome to watch or join in on the fun adventure. For more information call (785) 330-7355.
YOUTH LACROSSE CLINIC
Ages: 9-18. Enrollment Min 15 / Max 60. The purpose of the clinic is to introduce the game of lacrosse to new players and to help experienced players refine their skills. An emphasis will be placed on teaching basic fundamental skills such as throwing, catching and cradling; however, instruction will also include shooting, offense and defense. Equipment will be provided for all new players.
S.N.A.G. JUNIOR GOLF INSTRUCTION
Ages: 5-10. Enrollment Min 3 / Max 10. SNAG stands for “Starting New at Golf” SNAG contains all the elements of golf and regulation golf. SNAG incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment and instruction that will allow all golf fundamentals (full shots, pitching, chipping and putting) to be taught. The game has its own simplified rules and terminology that adds fun to the learning and playing experience. Students will be grouped by age and ability. Junior may sign up for consecutive classes. Instructor: Eagle Bend Staff. Interested? Contact Ryan Cloud, assistant golf course professional, at the Pro Shop for sign up information, times and date of schedule clinics at (785) 748-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org | www.lprd.org/eaglebend
INTRODUCTION TO TEEBALL
Ages: 4-5. Enrollment Min 10 / Max 20. Introduction to Teeball provides an ideal entry level of play for boys and girls who will go on to other advanced levels of the game. Teaches baseball/softball fundamentals – hitting, running, throwing and fielding. Perfect activity for boys/girls pre-school age. A parent is required to participate with their child during instruction time. For more information, please contact Sports Pavilion Lawrence at (785) 330-7355.
INTRODUCTION TO VOLLEYBALL
Ages: Kindergarten-1st and 2nd-3rd grades. Enrollment Min 10 / Max 20. Introduction to Volleyball provides an ideal entry-level program to learn the concept of the game and basic fundamentals – passing, setting, serving and rotations. A lighter volleyball along with modified net height and court dimensions will help promote success while allowing kids to focus on proper technique. Parents are required to participate during instruction time. Deadline to register is one week prior to the start of each session. For more information, please contact SPL at (785) 330-7355.