Private Lessons

Single Lessons: $45
10-Lesson Bundle: $425

Baseball (or softball) lessons are a great way to get the one-on-one instruction and attention that's needed to improve hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching. You can help identify the areas your child needs to work on, and our instructors will create a customized lesson plan based on your child's needs. Through our proven teaching method your child will practice using drills and receive constructive feedback from our instructors. This method helps your child achieve his or her goals quickly!

*Coach James Nohos private lessons are $55 per half-hour lesson.

Meet Our Talented Instructors

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FLASH BASEBALL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Mike Machnic

Join us in welcoming a new addition to our facility as Mike Machnic joins our lineup as our player development specialist and flash baseball director of operations. 
 
A graduate of John Glenn High School in Walkerton, IN, Mike was a 4-year varsity baseball starter, a two-time 1st Team All-Conference, three-time 1st Team All-Region, and 1st Team All-State. He went on to play for both Kankakee Community College before graduating from Calumet College with NJCAA All-Region, CCAC Gold Glove, and 225 Career Hits. In addition to improving some of the administrative aspects here at the facility, he will play a large role in the Flash Baseball organization, advancing our existing player development programs.  As an expert in the fundamentals of the game, Mike's skill set will be put to good use, offering infield training to all players within the organization and private hitting and fielding lessons to all players at all skill levels. 
 
No doubt, Mike will be an asset to all of the athletes that train under our roof, and we look forward to what he brings to the table!
Adam Enright
Player Development Specialist

Adam Enright

Adam joins an esteemed lineup of trainers available for private lessons at our facility. 
Adam serves as the head baseball coach for Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Having previously coached at Missouri Valley College, Enright is no stranger to the game. He mentored the 2018 TCC team that finished in the top 25 nationally in 7 offensive categories & the same year  earned the program's second-ever bid to the NAIA Opening Round after sweeping through the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament. 
 
In addition to his success at Trinity Christian, Enright will resume his post as manager of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen in the summer of 2022.  Enright spent four summers managing the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League from 2015-2018.  Those four seasons included two Midwest Collegiate League championships, a regular season 1st place finish, and a reset of the franchise's all-time managerial wins total with 121 victories.
 
Prior to his time at Trinity Christian, Enright spent the 2013 season as an assistant coach for NCAA Division I University of Arkansas-Little Rock, serving as hitting coach.  His coaching helped the Trojans finish the season ranked sixth in the Nation in home runs per game & eighth in total home runs.  Enright started his coaching career in 2012 at Chicago State (Ill.) University as hitting coach, & guided the Cougars to No. 39 in the Nation in batting average.
 
 As a college athlete, Enright played at South Suburban (Ill.) College in South Holland, Ill., where he earned NJCAA All-American honors in 2009. Enright then transferred to the University of Southern Indiana where he started every game in the program's 2010 NCAA Division II National championship season.  He also started in 55 games in 2011, helping the team to a fourth-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference championship.
 
Enright holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Southern Indiana & a Master's of Arts in coaching from Greenville (Ill.) University. 
Jim-Nohos
Player Development Specialist

Jim Nohos

Jim Nohos has been coaching baseball in various capacities throughout The Region for more than 20 years. Players of all ages at all levels of baseball including college level and numerous professional athletes have reported to Jim for pitching lessons. In 2010 he took the National High School Baseball Coaches Association title of Assistant Coach of the year for his position pitching coach for Andrean High School where they took state championships in both 2010 and 2014. In 2007 as the head coach for Hanover High School, he led the Wildcats to their first Conference Title in over 30 years! In addition to serving as an assistant coach for Lake Central, Griffith, and Hobart high schools, he’s coached summer travel ball for several premier organizations. His 16-year-old team ranked third in the nation at the Babe Ruth 16-year-old World Series in 2000. Fast forward to 2019 and his 16U ranked on a national level by Perfect Game and placed 5th in the BCS Tournament in Florida.

We think he’s going to be a great asset to all our athletes and we’re pumped to welcome his pitching services right here at Athletic Performance Factory !

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Pitching; Fielding

Eloy Melero

Coach Eloy Melero is a Bishop Noll and University of St. Francis graduate. He grew up in the Playmakers and Chiefs organizations. At Bishop Noll he was a three year bullpen player. Coach Eloy decided to walk on at South Suburban College where in his sophomore year he earned Academic All-American honors. He then transferred to St.Francis and finished out his playing career while earning his Bachelor's Degree in Education. Coach Eloy is currently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Bishop Noll High School. Coach Eloy will also have an integral part in the development of our 13U Flash 23/24 teams.

Alyssa Jordan
Private Softball INstructor

Alyssa Jordan

APF welcomes Alyssa Jordan! 
 
Alyssa played softball for Kankakee Valley High School, earning All-Conference, All-District, All-Area, and All-State. She currently holds the record for most stolen bases (12) and most hits in a single season (47) at Kankakee Valley. She finished with a combined .390 batting average before committing to play Division I softball at IUPUI in the Summit League Conference. During her four years at IUPUI, Alyssa was named a Second-Team All-Summit Selection while leading her team to their first Conference Title in 2017.  As a senior, under a new head coach, she broke out with an IUPUI school record while also leading the Summit League for most hits in a single season (65). She was amongst the league's top 10 with a batting average of .320, including 19 multi-hit performances with a four-game hitting streak at least five times.
 
As part of the lineup of instructors here at APF, Alyssa will be available for private lessons on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings, as well as Saturday morning and afternoon. 
 
For availability and scheduling, reach out to Kim@trainapf.com 
And join us in welcoming Alyssa to her new home!

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