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2015/2016 TEAM TRYOUTS 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the open tryouts

 

Each team is still looking to add a key player or two to complete their rosters.  If you are interested please contact the coach directly as the teams will now be conducting private tryouts.

   

 Online Registration is OPEN Again 

 

2015/2016 Coaches Announced

 

8U Instructional - Efrain Ibanez  559 750-2278

(Team Ibanez' Home Base will be Visalia)

 

10U - No Fall Team Anticipated

 

12U - Refugio Rodriguez   916 290-3687

 

14U - Manuel Flores 559 286-8736/392-3012

Flores will also hold an additional tryout for this Sunday 8/30/15

at Clovis High at 1:00 pm

14U - Marcy Quinn 559 302-0949

(Team Quinn's Home Base will be Hanford)

 

16U Premier - Tim Ramirez  559 351-2360

16U Gold - Joe Martinez  559 259-3623

 

18U - Kent Donis  559 240-5868

18 Gold - Mike Ortiz 559 469-6227 

 

 

 

The Clovis Rockets 18 Gold Team Earns #1 National Ranking with USA Preps 

 

 

18 Gold Team Wins 2nd Championship in 2015 at the  Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Tournament 

 

 The 18 Gold Team won their second tournament of the 2015 summer season beating several quality teams like the Batbusters, All American Mizuno, and the New Mexico Poison.  This tournament like others it was a complete team effort with great pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting with 4 Home Runs and one walk-off Grand Slam during the weekend

 

2015 USA Preps Memorial Day Classic 18 Gold Champions Clovis Rockets

 

The Clovis Rockets 18 Gold Team Ortiz started the 2015 season by winning the USA Preps Memorial Day Classic Gold Bracket Championship in Palmdale CA.  The Ladies Battled through the Championship Bracket scoring 33 runs on Monday with 5 Homeruns for the weekend.  A team effort contributed to a shutdown defense, Hitting that could not be defended, and Remarkable Pitching by Jacquelyn Luna.  This led to winning the final game of the Tournament 11-1 vs. the Las Vegas Prospects who had been undefeated in the Tournament until they met the Rockets in the Championship Game. 

GREAT START LADIES....GOOD LUCK WITH THE REST OF THE SUMMER! 

 

 

Congratulations Team Donis Winners of the 18U All Star Invitational

 

 

 

18 Gold Recruiting News!!

The Clovis Rockets would like to congratulate the following players on their accomplishment

 

 

CAYLA BROUSSARD

Attending and Playing Softball at

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

KRISTINA ORTIZ

Attending and Playing Softball at

WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

SAMANTHA BLAIR  

2015 Season Attending and Playing at

YAVAPAI COLLEGE IN PRESCOTT ARIZONA

 

 

JENNA WEIMER

2015 Season Attending and Playing at

STERLING COLLEGE IN KANSAS

 

 

ELIZABETH "BITSY' FLORES

2015 Season Attending and Playing at

WESTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clovis Rockets Players Attend 2-Day Train Tough Team Pressure College Camp in Clovis CA

Train Tough Camp

The Rockets had over 30 players attend the 2-Day Train Tough College Camp.  It was a great showing for the Rockets Organization at a very well organized college camp.  Schools attending were Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly, Detroit Mercy, University of North Texas, Cal Baptist, Valparaiso, Utah Valley University....and More.  The Players had a lot of individual attention by the college coaches and most of the players said they learned a lot in regards to what is expected of them if they want to play at the next level.

 

 

  

      2015 Clovis Rockets Board Members


 

Mike Ortiz - President
Vacant - Vice President
Galen Stearns - Treasurer
Joe Broussard - Player Representative
Kent Donis - Equipment Coordinator
Tammie Blair -

Fundraising Coordinator

Ryan Pascual - Webmaster
Yoltzin Pumarino   - Member At Large
Efrain Ibanez - Member At Large
Vacant - Member At Large
Vacant - Member At Large
Vacant - Member At Large



Don't just be a spectator...be part of the movement!

 

  PRESIDENTS VOICE

 

The Clovis Rockets has been a respected Girls "A" Fastpitch Softball Organization in the Central Valley for over 15 years. As all of you know Girls Fastpitch Softball has gone through an enormous amount of change in the past few years some good and some less than positive for everyone involved. 

Like with any great organization you will have many years of success mixed in with some challenging times when it is imparative you remain true to your organizations core values.  As President of the Rockets I give it my all to ensure that every decision made by the Rockets in some way benefits our players. I work tirelessly with our coaches to make sure that we don't forget that we must stay true to  the "Girls" and the "Game".  One thing that has truly saddened me over the past few years is that Loyalty has been replaced by selfishness.  Many players, parents, coaches, and board members have substituted the developement of the players with short term victories which at best satisfy only their egos.  As the Rockets President I make every effort to promote the Clovis Rockets but I also understand that some players believe in the vision and mission of the organization they currently play for....I whole heartedly respect that decision.

Unfortunately these type of players are becoming few and far between. There are too many players out there with team gear from virtually every travel organization in the valley by the time they reach the 14U level.  This has resulted in players who face challenges make the decision to change their colors rather than to fight through the adversity. There is no doubt that this philosophy has translated to the field where I see players who no longer know how to give it their all...but instead respond to difficult situations by placing blame on others, pretending to be the victim, and quitting rather than finding a way to win.

 

Make no mistake....the Clovis Rockets are about WINNING but what separates us is that we refuse to do it at the sacrifice of the player.  I expect our coaches to push our players to get the best from them...but not to the point where we break a player and she ends up hating the game she once loved.  The Rockets are constantly working on better understanding the recruiting process as it reaches down into the younger age groups and helping our parents distinguish a recruiting opportunity from a money grab.  We also make realistic decisions as to which tournaments we need to expose our players to....with so many softball associations touting their tournament as a "must attend". 

If you have some of the same thoughts and would like to be part of a different approach...feel free to call me and we can discuss further to see if the Rockets might in fact be a long-term possibility for your daughter.

 

 President Clovis Rockets

             Mike Ortiz 

         559 469-6227

 

   

 

    

The Mission of the Clovis Rockets Girls "A" Fastpitch Organization is to establish an environment that promotes girls softball to the stage where our players can compete at the highest level of competition.

The Goal of the Clovis Rockets is to advance to National Championships, develop young athletes who qualify for college scholarships, and promote the skills of all players in the program. The Rockets home field is in Clovis, California at the Buchanan Softball Complex

 

  

Rocket players - practice hard and play with love and respect for the game!!

Believe and achieve!! 

 


                    ROCKET EXCELLENCE!! ROCKET PRIDE!!