Lessons and Instructors

These instructors offer their lessons at FPN. We do not employ or provide coaches directly. Contact the coach directly for more information about them providing you lessons at FPN.

  • Customers pay the coach directly at the time of the lessons. Each coach sets their own rates.
  • Customers pay FPN for the cage or lane time. See rates (discounted rental packages available).
  • If you already have your own coach and want to work out here at FPN, this is permitted. 

Jessie Rocha

Jessie Rocha (Pitching)

Email: jrrocha27@gmail.com

Jessie played one season for the Western CT State University but hang up her spikes to devote more time to her studies. But she remained in the sport teaching at FPN and in High School. Jessie is a former Asst. Coach and Pitching Coach for the East Catholic High School softball team and was pitching consultant/instructor to Bay Path University softball team. She has been teaching at FPN for the last 7 seasons and is a 3 time all-conference pitcher at Northwest Catholic High School. She also pitched for the CT Mirage and CT Mirage Gold Travel teams for 8 years. Jessie is a Surgical Technologist at UCONN Hospital in Farmington.

Julie Marks

Julie Marks (Pitching)

Email: believepitching@gmail.com

Julie Marks was a 4-year player at Division 1 Central Connecticut State University Division. Julie started coaching as an assistant in 2011 through today with the CT Mirage Gold Travel softball team. She has been giving pitching lessons since 2014. Julie is from Granby, CT and began her travel ball career playing for CT Mirage Softball when she was 13. She a 4-year starting pitcher for Granby Memorial High School. She looks forward to helping her students obtain their goals of pitching at the next level whether it be on a travel team or at the collegiate level.  

Taylor Skinner

Taylor Skinner (Fielding, Hitting)

Email: Taylorskinner101@gmail.com

Taylor graduated cum laude from Our Lady of the Elms College in 2016 and graduated with honors from the University of New Haven in 2017; achieving her bachelors and masters in sports management. While at Elms College, Taylor played four season of softball ending her career with an average batting average of .325 and fielding percentage of .914. Since hanging up her cleats she has done several clinics and is also the assistant coach at East Catholic High School. 

Ashlie Morris

Ashlie Morris (Fielding, Hitting)

Email: ashliemorris@sbcglobal.net

Ashlie attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in 2013 with her degree in Psychology. During her 4 years playing softball she was a 4 time Little East Conference Tournament participant, a 1 time Little East Conference Tournament Champion, a 2 time NCAA Regional Tournament Participant. During her senior year she was voted a Captain and made the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. Since graduating, Ashlie continued her education and has become a Registered Nurse. She also continues to be highly involved in the softball world having coached for the Wolcott Eagles and the CT Titans Travel teams for multiple years. Ashlie also helps run the Revolution Softball Camp with Western Connecticut State University Head Coach Heather Stone. 

Alicia Bertolino

Alicia Bertolino (Fielding, Hitting)

Email: abertolino@my.ccsu.edu

Alicia is a Division 1 softball player at Central CT State University. Before college Alicia played for the New Jersey Pride Easton team and went to North Rockland High School in Stony Point, NY. In high school she was a 3 times All-League recipient, and also received All- Section Honorable Mention 3 times and All-State accolades. During the summer she was an assistant coach to a 12u and 14u futures team where she specifically worked on hitting and infield. She is a junior Marketing major with an MIS minor. 

Kierstan Skinner

Kierstan Skinner (Catching, Fielding, Hitting)

Email: Kierstan9skinner@gmail.com

Kierstan played at Our Lady of the Elms College for four seasons as she completed her bachelors in sports management. She was the starting catcher three out of her four years having an average fielding percentage of .980.  She was not just a leader on defense; she led the team with an average batting average of .350. Kierstan continues her love of the game as an assistant coach for the CT Mirage 18U.

Tom Nicholson

Tom Nicholson (Baseball Pitching)

Email: nichs4@gmail.com

Tom is a Former 4- year Division I pitcher at Siena College. Coach Tom has taught and played at all levels of the game.  Coach Tom encourages the mental aspects of pitching along side the physical demands associated with this exciting position. Your pitcher will develop an understanding of the many aspects required in an encouraging environment so he grows as a player and fan of this grand game. Come have your son or team see what this lefty has been preaching all around the country.