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 (Pitching)
Jessie played one season for the Western CT State University but hung 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 part/time Surgical Technologist at UCONN Hospital in Farmington and now manager of Fastpitch Nation Indoor.
Beth Taylor (Pitching)
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 (Pitching)
Carly Williams (Hitting)
Carly Williams played four years of Division I Softball at St. John’s University as a first baseman and designated hitter while she studied childhood education. As a senior she had 83 at bats with a .265 batting averaging, a .425 on base percentage, .566 slugging average, and 7 home runs. As a junior she played a role in the 2015 Big East Softball Champions. She had a .275 batting average, .365 on base percentage, 2 home runs and a .450 slugging percentage. As a sophomore, she finished with a .250 batting average, .348 on base percentage and as a freshman led the team with a .361 batting average, and a .410 on-base percentage. Carly was also part of the Big East All-Academic Team for four years. She was previously a four year starter for the Simsbury High School Varsity Softball team and played travel ball with the CT Mirage. She has continued her passion for softball as a 2020 volunteer varsity assistant coach for the Granby Memorial High School Varsity Softball team assisting with her batting knowledge and experiences. She is looking forward to getting to know you as a batter and helping you grow!
Taylor Skinner (Fielding, Hitting)
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 (Catching, Fielding, Hitting)
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 (Baseball Pitching)
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.