Hartford Area Softball Summer Camp at Martha Hart Park

Martha Hart Park

New Britain, CT 06052


Located just outside of Hartford, CT in New Britain, Martha Hart Park is a beautiful location that features 3 fields as well as enclosed bull pens home to the New Britain High School softball team. Join us at this Connecticut camp for fun and high-level softball training!

Camp is open for all abilities and ages 7-17.

About Our Coaches

Heather Stone

Heather is in her 12th season as head coach of The Colonials.

Stone, a 1994 Western graduate and 2001 inductee into the WCSU Athletics Hall of Fame, had been the Head Softball Coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) 2000 until August of 2006.

Stone, Kings Point's winningest coach in the team's 12-year history, compiled a record of 110-121-1 in six seasons at the helm. She guided the team to back-to-back Skyline Conference Tournament titles and its only two NCAA Championship berths in 2003 and 2004. Her teams won 23-plus games in '03 and '04, including a program-record 28 wins in 2004.

A two-time Skyline Conference Coach of the Year, she was also named the 2004 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Coach of the Year. In 2005, USMMA bestowed its first Power of Inspiration Coaching Award on the New Hampshire native. Stone was also the Head Volleyball Coach at Kings Point for two seasons. During her brief tenure, the Mariners twice finished runners-up to the Skyline Conference Championship and totaled a combined record of 33-25.

Prior to arriving at USMMA, Stone was the assistant softball coach at BYU-Hawaii. She also served as an assistant coach for three seasons at Christopher Newport, and for one season at Western following graduation.

Last season, Western went 28-14 overall and were 9-5 in the Little East Conference. After finishing in third place in the LEC Tournament, Western received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament (its 10th appearance overall), falling in the first round at Ithaca College. The 2011 season was the 18th straight season of 20 or more wins for the program.

In her first five seasons with the Colonials, Stone compiled an overall record of 134-79, and 45-25 in Little East Conference play. During the 2008 season, Stone's Western team finished with 31 wins on the season. In 2007, Western finished with a record of 28-13 (10-4 in the Little East Conference), finished in second place at the Little East Conference tournament, and captured the ECAC Division III New England Championship, the second in program history.

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Ashlie Morris-Avery

Ashlie Morris-Avery attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in 2013 with her degree in Psychology.

During her four years playing softball she was a four-time Little East Conference Tournament participant, once a Little East Conference Tournament Champion, a two-time NCAA Regional Tournament Participant.

During her senior year she was voted a Captain and made the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. Since graduating, Morris-Avery continued her education and has become a Registered Nurse. She also continues to be highly involved in the softball world by giving private lessons and having coached for the Wolcott Eagles and the CT Titans Travel teams for multiple years.

Morris-Avery also helps run the Revolution Softball Camp with WestConn Head Coach Heather Stone.

Samantha Morris-Avery

Samantha Morris-Avery attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in 2012 with her degree in Health Promotions and Exercise Science.

During her four years playing softball she was a four-time Little East Conference Tournament participant, an NCAA Regional Tournament Participant, Second-Team All-Little East Conference Player, three-time Scholar Athlete, and a two-time WestConn Defensive Player of the Year.  She was a Captain her senior year.

Since graduating, Samantha received her Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and has worn multiple administrative hats in high education. She is currently the Associate Director of Alumni Relations for the Nursing and Pharmacy Programs at the UCONN Foundation. She also continues to be highly involved in the softball world by volunteer Coaching at Enfield Little league and working clinics with WestConn Head Coach Heather Stone.

Kim Lynch

Kim Lynch attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in  2001 with a degree in Community Health. During her four years playing softball she was a four time Little East Conference Tournament particiapnt and  3 time NCAA tournament participant.  Kim was a  4X Little East Conference All star.  She Holds numerous records at WestConn and most recently inducted into the WestConn Hall of Fame.

Kim currently works for Amazon and is the treasurer and coach of the Southington Little Leage West where she coaches her sons.  She has been part of the WestConn staff since 2013.   She works with the catchers and the hitters.

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Camp Details

Day Campers: Check in will be daily from 8:45am-9am at the softball field at Martha Hart Park. Campers should be picked up daily at the softball field at 3pm.

*Lunch is not included. Please bring a bagged lunch.

*number of sessions and typical drills/schedule for the day depends on staff/director of camp.

Reviews (3)

Softball Camps Reviews Frank C - Parent

My daughter returned from camp with so much confidence. Not only was her game greatly improved, but she has such a passion to keep playing. Thanks again!

Softball Camps Reviews Jessica B - Camper

All of the coaches at camp this summer were great. My favorite was coach Breanne, she was a great motivator for all of the girls at camp.

Softball Camps Reviews Lauren L - Parent

I wanted to let you all know that I was very impressed with the caliber of your staff. The level of instruction was excellent. I will highly recommend your camp.

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