The Vail Valley Lacrosse Club (VVLC) offers year around lacrosse programming ranging from clinics, camps, leagues and travel tournament competition. Our inclusive programs are available to all levels of players for both boys and girls from 3rd grade through 8th grade. VVLC aims to make lacrosse accessible to as many Eagle County athletes as possible.
The Vail Valley Lacrosse Club is a 501c-3 charitable organization founded on the idea of growing the sport of lacrosse and the principles of giving back to the game
Vail Valley Lacrosse Club’s mission is to teach and support the values of character, honesty, sportsmanship and excellence through the game of lacrosse.
The Fastest Game on two Feet!
Nicknamed “The fastest game on two feet”, Lacrosse is often considered a combination of hockey, soccer, and basketball. More and more kids are stepping on the field to play this high adrenalin game that is just as fun to watch as it is to play. The interest in lacrosse continues to grow rapidly at all ages and levels across the United States. Lacrosse is the first documented sport to be played in America. While the game has evolved considerably since then, lacrosse today can still trace its roots back to America’s first inhabitants.
The game originated in the Iroquois nation nearly 1,000 years ago. Over the centuries, thousands of Native Americans played games lasting days trying to score on goals that were miles apart. Young tribal members watched their elders compete and bond while playing a game that was gifted to them from the Creator. Lacrosse has always held significant cultural and spiritual importance for the Iroquois. Over the past few decades, lacrosse has grown from the six nations of the Iroquois to over one million players competing worldwide. While the game has changed dramatically since its creation, the culture of gratitude and giving back to the sport still exists to this day.
Vail Lax History
The Vail Valley Lacrosse Club is a 501c-3 charitable organization founded on the idea of growing the sport of lacrosse and the principles of giving back to the game. Over 10 years ago, a group of dedicated parents came together to support and grow the game of lacrosse in Eagle County. Mike Miner, a devoted parent and passionate sports enthusiast who played midfield at Delaware, was one of those parents. Mike wholeheartedly believed then, as he does now, that lacrosse is a special game in which there is an inherent culture about giving back to the sport. He also believed that lacrosse should be available to all who want to play it. Other parents agreed and they organized the Vail Valley Lacrosse Club. Mike became the director of lacrosse while another parent, John “JC” Cole, brought his organizational skills and strength and conditioning expertise to get the club off the ground. Several other parents volunteered countless hours to make the club a success.
The culture of coming together and giving back is alive and well not only in our lacrosse community, but also throughout Eagle County. Vail Valley Lacrosse Club remains focused on providing an inclusive, fun and meaningful experience for boys and girls. We look forward to providing our community with year-round youth lacrosse programs and watching the sport continue to grow in the Vail Valley.