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INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP LESSONS

Lessons can be an invaluable part of any development plan

  1. Choose a coach from the “Epic Approved List” and contact him/her.
  2. Be prepared with your schedule to work out some dates

Guidelines

  • Epic Players should do lessons with Epic-approved coaches only.  This is for both safety as well as continuity of training.
  • If a player wishes to do a lesson with a coach who is not Epic-approved, (s)he should ask the coach to reach out to Epic to request approval.
  • Players should know and follow their school and team rules for lessons during the school season.  IHSAA & IHSA both have guidelines.
  • Players may not miss an Epic event (practice, tourney, etc) for a lesson.
  • Parents should be present during lessons.
  • Players should not overwork themselves with lessons.  Due to the length of the season, we recommend 5 or fewer total contact days per week
  • Parents should not expect the USAV insurance to be valid during a lesson
  • Lesson coaches are outside contractors.  Epic is not responsible for any actions or injuries sustained during a lesson.
  • In the case of group lessons if more than 5 members from a team are involved, then the entire Epic team must be invited.  (they do not have to participate)
  • Lessons are not required, nor are they a prerequisite for an Epic player.
  • Lessons cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the lesson time should still be paid for.

Epic Approved Coaches for Small Group & Individual Lessons

Coach Contact Info Location(s) Age Group(s) Focus Position(s) Focus
Matt Clark 219-898-0260 | mclark.epic@gmail.com Hammond, Crown Point, Dyer All ages Setters, Pins, Middles, Passing, & Serving
Shelley Evers 219-670-2424 | shelleyevers@gmail.com Crown Point, IN All ages Hitters, DS/Libero, Serving
Mackenzie Henderson 219-776-4210 | mackenzielhenderson@gmail.com Crown Point, IN All ages All positions
Michelle Masny 815-419-1661 | mmcubsfan@gmail.com Dyer, IN All ages All positions
David Rodriguez 219-308-7923 | drodvb23@icloud.com Hammond, Crown Point All ages All positions
Jill Schopieray 219-863-6659 | jillschopieray@gmail.com Crown Point, IN All ages All positions

Michelle Masny


Michelle Masny

Michelle has 30+ years of coaching experience that includes collegiate, varsity HS, club, and high performance volleyball. She also coached U13 teams in 2014 & 2015 that became AAU National Champions.

Jill Schopieray


Jill Schopieray

Jill played at Ferris State and also has coached collegiately at Bradley University and St. Joseph's College.  Additionally, she has varsity coaching experience at Big Rapids.  She absolutely loves coaching youth to learn to love the game of volleyball the way that she loves it.  

Shelley Evers


Shelley Evers

Shelley Evers has been coaching for 20+ years with 15 years working with individuals and small groups in more personalized training.  Shelley focuses on correct mechanics and takes pride in watching her players excel at all levels.

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark

Matt Clark

Matthew Clark has been a part of the volleyball community beginning with playing in high school, college, in beach tournaments, and then deciding to teach the next generation. Matt has 15+ years of coaching experience and has worked with high school and collegiate athletes in individual lessons, working to help them refine and advance their technical and tactical skills. 

Mackenzie Henderson

Mackenzie Henderson

Mackenzie Henderson

Mackenzie coaches U14 & U16 teams for Inferno Volleyball Club. She She has multiple years of coaching from the U8 - U16 age groups, as well as playing experience in both club and collegiate volleyball.  Mackenzie just finished her 2nd season at Indiana University Northwest.  She is passionate about volleyball and really enjoys seeing players grow.