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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 game winning 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
2015 PITCHING AT YAVAPAI COLLEGE IN PRESCOTT ARIZONA
2015 PLAYING AT STERLING COLLEGE IN KANSAS
ELIZABETH "BITSY' FLORES
SIGNS WITH WESTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE
VERBALS TO AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
VERBALS TO WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY
Clovis Rockets Players Attend 2-Day Train Tough Team Pressure College Camp in Clovis CA
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.
2014 Clovis Rockets Board Members
Don't just be a spectator...be part of the movement!
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
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.
Rocket players - practice hard and play with love and respect for the game!!
Believe and achieve!!