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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Played many different sports with them from soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, bowling, flag football, and some of their social events. Great opportunity to play many sports at various levels. It is a friendly group that keeps you coming back to win the elusive champions fleece.

Stephen S.   

Previously just played in one of their softball leagues on Wednesday nights and I must say I had a great experience. League was organized, umpires were professional, and the staff answered all questions I needed and made team registration easy. I highly recommend their leagues!

Xavier A.    

I’ve been participating in Players volleyball tournaments for close to 6 years now and they never disappoint. They have so many leagues and tournament dates for multiple sports that I can’t wait for them to post dates so I can fill up my calendar! Lots of friendly and helpful staff and their events are a great setting to meet new people!

Liz S.   

These guys run great events and leagues! They have leagues all over the city of every different level of competition. Totally recommend them!

Niko K.   

Fantastic Social Event Platform. Players Sports is great at connecting with ALL levels of players in the Chicagoland.

Paul G.