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.

Beth Haas

Beth Haas (Pitching)

Email: beth.haas@gmail.com

Beth was a 4-year player for the Division I Colgate University softball team, where she holds Top 10 all-time records for most no-hitters, strikeouts, wins, shutouts, appearances, complete games, individual seasons wins, and innings pitched. She captained the team her senior year. Before college, Beth was a 4-year, all-conference and all-state pitcher at Stamford High School. After college, Beth became heavily involved in umpiring, and officiated for high schools, travel tournaments, and recreation leagues. This past spring, Beth was a head coach for West Hartford softball's 8 & under softball league. She has 2 daughters, age 4 and 7, and she understands how to work with players of all ages.  She firmly believes the mental and physical aspects of pitching have helped her find success throughout her life in every area, and she looks forward to sharing these very same skills with pitching students.

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. 

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.