To promote, introduce, teach, and develop Brevard County’s youth aged 5-15 years, America’s fastest growing sport of lacrosse.
Free Instructional Summer Clinics
Our free instructional clinics are run by experienced coaches (many of which are former high school and college players in addition to having years of coaching experience) and are offered throughout the summer to introduce and teach fundamental lacrosse skills to prospective players. No gear purchase is necessary, only a protective mouth piece, and loaner sticks are available upon request.
Developmental Recreational Spring Lacrosse
Our Vipers teams play full field lacrosse which in 2017 will be in the first ever all in county Vipers Lacrosse League with no travel outside of Brevard County! Practices will likely start around the last week of January, with a weekly Saturday game schedule generally set to start the last week of February and runs through late January/early May.
Venom Elite Lacrosse
Our U11, U13, and U15 boys divisions offer elite competitive spring teams comprised of the 20 most skilled players in each respective division. Venom teams play in the competitive Florida Travel Lacrosse League (FTLL) on Sundays. FTLL provides a tournament style format comprised of the best teams in the state of Florida. 2017 Spring Venom try outs are open to all members beginning in November 2017. Please refer back in the fall for updates.
Venom Summer/Fall Travel Teams
Venom girls and boys have the opportunity to try out for fall and summer travel teams from ages U9-U15 (girls may go up to U17 depending on numbers). Venom travel teams play in select tournaments throughout the summer (typically the month of June) and fall (typically the month of November) tournament seasons. Tournament lacrosse venues are often desirable destinations and with teams from multiple girls and boys divisions, tournaments are not only a great deal of fun, but are also a source of club bonding and pride.
Recreational Fall Lacrosse
In the fall, Vipers offer an all-local in-house modified lacrosse format of 7 v 7, played on a smaller field. All games are played on Sunday afternoons at Viera Regional Park with one week day practice held per week. The modified format enables more touches of the ball ideal for player development and for players new to the game.
US Lacrosse Parents Guide to Lacrosse - Role of the Parent
Role of the Parent
You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing lacrosse, it is important that you do the following:
Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun. Research has shown that a ratio of five positive statements (compliments, positive recognition) for each negative statement (criticisms, corrections) is ideal for helping young athletes do their best. Try to maintain a 5:1 ratio in your comments to your child.
Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"
Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials,opponents and your child’s teammates. "Honoring the Game" is an important part of what US Lacrosse represents. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.
Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself, herself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him or her your unconditional support regardless of how well he or she performs.
Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.
Respect the decisions of the referee or umpire. This is an important part of honoring the game. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.
Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.
Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, whether it’s school sponsored or recreational, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.
Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program. Some of the ways you can get involved: keep the scorebook, run the clock, line the fields, manage equipment, chaperone trips, raise funds, organize clinics and team social events, update the team web site, photograph players and organize carpooling.
Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.
Viera Suntree Lacrosse Club Coaching Opportunities
Viera Suntree Lacrosse Club is always looking for new coaches and volunteers to help this great sport grow. No lacrosse experience is necessary as we will partner you with an experienced coach who can train and teach you the game. We will also conduct several coaches clinics prior to the start of the season. If you have prior coaching experience with football, soccer, basketball, etc you will be surprised at how much similarity there is to the sports. If you are interested please contact Roger Welton at
What is a CONCUSSION? A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
What are the signs and symptoms of a CONCUSSION? You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days after the injury. If your child reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed below, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, keep your child out of play and seek medical attention right away.
Concussions are getting a lot of attention at the professional levels of all sports. But concussions are a serious concern at all levels of play. US Lacrosse, the national government body of our sport has published the attached brochure titled Heads Up Concussion Facts for Parents. Please take a moment to read this. US Lacrosse offer more information on concussions on their web site.