Meet the Team!



Gary Hazan

Gary Hazan

Title: Owner & President


Founded the Company in: 1992


Hometown: Skokie, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks


Favorite Sports Moment: Attending Game 7 of the World Series Cubs vs Indians 


Hobbies: Skiing, spending time with wife & kids


Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Title: VP of Sports & Business


Started at Players in: 2007


Hometown: Hinsdale, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: White Sox, Packers, Indiana Hoosiers, Bulls, Luau Chicago


Favorite Sports Moment: White Sox World Series title in 2005 


Hobbies: Playing volleyball, playing poker, spending time with wife & daughter


Jeff Miceli

Jeff Miceli

Title: Director of Operations


Started at Players in: 2019


Hometown: Des Plaines, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, Bulls, White Sox, and Indiana Hoosiers


Favorite Sports Moment: Beating UW-Oshkosh in Club Volleyball


Hobbies: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Movies and Concerts


Adam Mrzlak

Adam Mrzlak

Title: Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2022


Hometown: Warrenville, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears 


Favorite Sports Moment: Cubs winning the 2016 World Series 


Hobbies: Volleyball, 16” Softball, Soccer, Traveling, Baking, and Wearing funky socks


Izzy Rahim

Izzy Rahim

Title: Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2023


Hometown: Park Ridge, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: 49ers, Blackhawks, Real Madrid, Team Nadal, Bulls, Warriors 


Favorite Sports Moment: Patrick Kane's OT goal clinching the Stanley Cup vs the Flyers 


Hobbies: Playing sports, traveling, hanging out with my dogs, word searches and riding my Vespa 


Nathan Langhauser

Nathan Langhauser

Title: Marketing Manager/Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2023


Hometown: St. Louis, MO


Favorite Sports Teams: Cardinals, Blues, Celtics, Bears, Battlehawks, STL City SC


Favorite Sports Moment: Worst to First, the '19 Blues Stanley Cup Championship


Hobbies: fantasy sports, volleyball, watching good movies and shows, biking on the Lakefront Trail



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Great people and great vibes. If you're looking to get out and meet some people while having fun then Players Sports is for you. There are leagues and tournaments for a bunch of different sports. They run them for all skill levels and you get cool shirts if you win. Also a lot of free promos - they give out a lot of drinks and other stuff. Overall, very fun and very friendly environment.

Lucas M.   

For the last three years, I have been playing indoor and beach volleyball with Players Sport & Social. They are always exceptional and professional. My favorite part of the leagues is the cadence and the different formats that they offer; whether you want to play Rec vs Competitive or 2s vs 6s - they have it all! They also have referees for all of their indoor leagues, and they are prompt to email requests.

Luis A.   

Love attending the Luau tournaments they host! Such a fun environment they set up!

Ashley W.   

Players Sports Volleyball tournaments are great! Always well-organized, and fun to meet and hang out with friends.

Aaron R.   

I've been competing in their leagues and tournaments for years. Always well run and a good time.

Jahred Z.