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.
  • 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.

Courtney Oliva

Courtney Oliva (Pitching)

Email: courtney.oliva2@yahoo.com

Courtney pitched for Assumption College for four years while she studied Biology and Middle/Secondary Education. She went on to pursue her Master's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn and played on their club softball team. Courtney has been a pitching instructor for more than 3 years and is still pitching every summer herself. She has a passion for fitness and working with young people, and she can't wait to help you reach your pitching goals!

Taylor Skinner

Taylor Skinner (Fielding, Hitting)

Email: taylorskinner101@gmail.com

Taylor played four seasons at Our Lady of the Elms while completing her bachelor's degree in Sports Management with minors in Coaching and Legal Studies. While at Elms, Taylor played both infield and outfield giving her more knowledge of the game. She then attended the University of New Haven where she received her master's degree in Business and Sports Management. Taylor has assisted the town of Enfield and Somers with several clinics for all ages as well as coached three years of high school softball. She now dedicates her time to teaching young girls the love and knowledge of the game to improve their confidence. 

Mairin Dudek

Mairin Dudek (Catching, Fielding, Hitting)

Email: mairin.dudek@gmail.com

Mairin Dudek, a Windsor High School graduate, has over 15 years of collegiate coaching experience at the DI, DII and DIII levels. She is a clinician for Elite Collegiate Skills Camps and USA Softball of Massachusetts as well as a coach in the Polar Crush Travel Softball Organization.  Mairin was a four-year letter winner in the outfield at Ithaca College, where she helped lead the Bombers to four consecutive appearances in the College World Series and to win the 2002 NCAA DIII National Championship.

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.

Ashlie Morris

Ashlie Morris (Fielding, Hitting)

Email: ashliemorrisavery@gmail.com

Ashlie was a two sport athlete at Wolcott High School in Wolcott, CT. She played basketball for the Eagles and was a starting centerfielder for the Softball team for 4 years. After high school, Ashlie attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in 2013 with her degree in Psychology. During her 4 years there, she played softball under the direction of Coach Heather Stone where 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, and her senior year was voted a Captain and onto the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. Since graduating in 2013, 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 Travel team and the CT Titans Travel team for multiple years. Ashlie also helps run a Revolution Softball Camp with Coach Stone.

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.