About The Vipers Lacrosse Club
The Vipers Lacrosse Club is a men’s adult lacrosse organization based in Denver, Colorado. With 18 years of operating history, the Vipers Lacrosse Club is one of, if not the longest running men’s lacrosse team in the Denver area.
Vipers Lacrosse Club participates in several leagues throughout the year including the Colorado United Lacrosse League (formerly the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League), Denver Lacrosse Club and Colorado Indoor Lacrosse League. The club also enters teams into several tournaments including Vail Lacrosse Shootout (Masters division), Breckenridge Quickstick and we have participated in other tournaments including the Lax Vegas Lacrosse Tournament.
The founding father of the Vipers Lacrosse Club is Jim Kavinski who formed the team in the spring of 1994. While some of the co-founders are debatable, credit can be given to several people that not only helped get the team off the ground but helped build it. These include: Jeff Schottler, Tim Bartos, Dave Bratton.
The concept for the team goes back even further than 1994 as a number of players on the roster in the early years of the Vipers were players with the Shots Lacrosse team which was a dominating club in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Not only can the Vipers claim lineage to the Shots, but several early Vipers players were on the roster of the Denver Rifles – a professional lacrosse team in the long time defunct American Lacrosse League.
While exact records, stats and rosters are not closely kept, the Vipers Lacrosse club have been B division champions, taken second place numerous times and of course we have had losing seasons too.
Vipers Lacrosse Club has a long and proud tradition of finding the right balance of talented players, enjoying the game and being competitive. Nobody wants to join a team and sit on the bench and nobody wants to play with other players they do not get along with. Chemistry among the players is key. Add talent, mix up the age range and the resulting team is one that is competitive, enjoys their time together and is a sought after team to join.