While I have led Energy VBC’s rapid growth in size, I continue to adhere to that original vision. I will never allow our ambitious goals compromise our mission to develop the whole player, for each and every player regardless of level or ability. I am constantly looking to improve every aspect of Energy VBC’s capabilities and the Energy VBC experience.I began my interest in Volleyball back in 1977 when my High School, Mother McAuley, took it’s first of many State Championships. I feel it is a great sport for all and one you can continue to play throughout your life. Having had 2 daughters play over 11 years with various clubs on the North Shore, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. I started Energy VBC…read more
Coach Mike is a certified IHSA official and co-owner of Energy VBC. Coach Sopocy brings 15 years of playing experience to Energy VBC. In high school he played for Glenbrook South HS, Sports Performance VBC, and TNT VBC. He went on to play 4 years on the Bowling Green State University Club Team, which ranked in the top 25 of NIRSA and participated in NIRSA Volleyball nationals all four years. His primary position is setter and right side, and he has over 11 years of experience in setting and 6 years in right side play……read more
Director, Girls' Program, Boys' Program, and Energy Youth Academy (EYA)
Mary has made a huge impact on the volleyball community amongst players, directors, coaches, and officials over the past 42 years. Her experience includes: 38 years coaching at a variety of levels including elementary, high school, and collegiate level in both high school and club, 18 years as a USA Junior National Official, 21 years as an IHSA certified official, ran clinics and training for all IHSA officials, coordinated assignments for high school and collegiate tournaments, 5 years as a collegiate women’s official in NAIA, NJCAA, and NCAA, former collegiate player, and being an ASEP instructor for safe sports.