Vipers Baseball

Welcome Bellarmine Assistant Ross Spurgeon

We would like to welcome Ross to the Ville! Ross is looking to help our kids who would like private lessons. Contact Ross:

(931) 267-3943


Ross Spurgeon, a middle TN native and ex-professional pitcher, with knowledge of today's game from a new and old school side of baseball. Previous NAIA, NCAA D2 pitching coach. Bench coach for the professional Lexington Legends and now Assistant coach at Bellarmine University. A background in strength and conditioning with a master’s in nutrition. Offers a wide basis of information to pass along to the next generation of the game. Coach Spurgeon has always been connected to helping the youth side of the game from lessons to camps he has this to share, ” I was blessed to experience a high level of baseball and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My personal goal is to help everyone have the tools and knowledge brought to me by my career, so they can have a chance to play further.” 



Pitching Instructions, Arm Care and programing, Technology in the Game, Strength and condition for players of all ages. Outfield Instruction, Hitting Instruction (For younger ages), Catching Drills and foundations, Explosive Drills for all athletes, Speed Drills for Athletes, Nutrition for Healthy Athletes, Mobility Work for Baseball Athletics.  

Introducing Erik Phelps

We'd like to welcome Erik Phelps to the Chris Burke Baseball staff of instructors.

Phelps is a long time Vipers Coach who is the Head Baseball Coach at South Oldham High School and bring 20+ years of coaching experience at the High School and College level. He has taken 3 teams to Regional Championships and helped develop players for all levels of college: NAIA, JUCO, NCAA Division I, II, and III. Phelps was named the 2018 8th Region Coach of the Year.

Coach Phelps was a local prospect and played at Trinity High School and walked on at the University of Louisville.

To schedule a lesson, Coach Erik Phelps can be reached at 502-526-8210 or 

Coronavirus UPDATE 5/29/20

Players, Parents, and Coaches,

Thank you to everyone who has been at our campus for a social gathering of 10 or less while following all of the new rules and procedures. We have all of those in place are for the safety of those who are gathering in small groups. Please make sure to continue to follow the drop off/ pick up procedures and ESPECIALLY the Social Distancing Rules and the requirement to submit and Online Health Screening Form before coming on campus.

I want to keep the lines of communication open with everyone as to where we are in the process of getting back to the field. We are currently working through the guidance that the State of Kentucky has published to set our official rules and guidance for teams when practicing or playing in the State of Kentucky and using our facilities. Please know that the safe to return to "Youth Sports" dates in KY are June 15 for practice and June 29 for competition. Look for more guidance in the coming days.

I want to make it perfectly clear that regardless of what "Phase" of reopening we or the government are in we will respect your decision if you choose to keep your child "Healthy at Home". This message has been sent to our coaches many times and it is very important that parents also understand. We do not want you to feel ANY pressure to return your child to the field if you are not ready. We will respect everyone's decisions on what to allow or what not to allow their child to do. What we do ask is that you keep your child's coach up to date so they can formulate a plan for a successful return to team baseball.

Finally, ACTION ITEM!!
Sent to club parents via TeamApp.

2020 Dugout Club

Our 2020 Dugout Club is taking shape. Thank you to everyone who has donated. We currently have $7300 donated to our New Field Project!

We still need your help. If you would consider helping grow the best youth baseball facilities in Louisville we would be very grateful.

Become a 2020 Dugout Club Member Today!

2019-2020 Tryout

2019 - 2020

Open Tryout

Saturday, August 3rd

Vipers Field and Vipers PIT, 4601 Springdale Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

7U to 14U players interested in playing for the largest youth baseball club in KY

7U & 8U - 10am - 11:30am

9U & 10U - 12pm - 1:30pm

11U & 12U - 2pm - 3:30pm

13U & 14U - 4pm - 5:30pm

$20 per PLAYER

registration COMING SOON at

Meet Chris Burke Baseball Instructor Colin Lyman

We have not done a piece on our partnership with Chris Burke Baseball in quite some time. We want to make sure all of our families know about our partnership with CBB and highlight our instructors. One on one instruction is something that can help our kids build more confidence in their abilities and help them love the game even more.

Introducing Colin Lyman

I have been an instructor with Chris Burke Baseball and an assistant Varsity Coach at Christian Academy of Louisville for about a year. I have also had the pleasure to play for Dan McDonnell as an outfielder at the University of Louisville from 14'-17' where I graduated with a finance degree.

I am currently providing personalized instruction to young athletes ranging from 6-18 years old. I have instructed areas such as outfield, infield, and base-running, with hitting being my main area of focus. I generally do lessons ranging from a half hour ($30) to and hour ($60). My days of availability are Saturdays (10am-2pm) and Sundays (1pm-3pm). I am very flexible during the week if neither of those times work, and will find a time that works if needed.

My plan is to evaluate your son/daughter based on their age and skill-set, find their specific areas of need, and track their progress to better prepare them for the season. If you have any questions feel free to call/text/email me.

Colin Lyman | Hitting Instructor

Winter Clinics

Winter Clinic Registration is open!

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Capital Fundraising Campaign

Vipers Baseball Capital Campaign

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High School Tryout/Showcase Postponed

The high school Tryout/Showcase has been postponed due to the threat of thunderstorms.

It is moved to:

Thursday, August 9th, 4:30pm at Eastern High School