The weekend is almost here! That means there's some important info to be prepared for tournament play to begin:
For the first time since COVID-19, the Clovis Rockets is excited to announce we are holding organization-wide tryouts. We have fourteen teams 10U-18U in the Clovis/Fresno areas and the South Valley/Visalia area. Each team has specific team needs. Take a look at the teams that best meet your needs, look at their website, and follow them on social media to attend any open workouts or if you need to schedule a private tryout.
All coaches contact info is on our Contact Us page and is also available on each team webpage.
IMPORTANT: Before you attend a tryout or open workout, register online first by clicking on the link to the right. You'll give us your contact info and sign all required waivers online. All returning players are also required to register to tryout for their team's tryouts online every season. Sign in using your existing clovisrocketsoftball.com account, and your past information from prior registrations will automatically carry over and auto populate.
Our Tryout Registration has been streamlined to just the basic info coaches need and required waivers. For players who make a final roster for a Rockets team, you will receive a link later in August to login again to pay dues online and submit final registration information needed (emergency contact and medical insurance info).
Thank you for your cooperation and support during these unprecedented times. Our coaches and board members are continuing to do everything we can to provide a place for your daughter to play softball and the game we love.
Our private Rockets-only Recruiting Library will be open for you to begin using December 2020! Make sure players get registered for tryouts each season to keep uninterrupted access to this bedrock of information about the recruiting process. Login to the Clovis Rockets website, and if you're a rostered member of a Rockets team and a parent of that player, you'll have the key to jump starting your recruiting journey. Recruiting is a crazy ride, we are excited to be a part of your journey. #rocketpower
An outstanding achievement of playing competitive travel ball is the opportunity to continue to the next level and play collegiate softball. The Clovis Rockets approach to recruiting is athlete-driven.
We give our athletes a recruiting platform for videos, profiles, and emails - SportsRecruits. We offer coaching, mentoring, and advising starting with our 18 Gold head coach, Megan Ink, who brings 12 years of D1 coaching and experience to our athletes. We equip our athletes to verify their skill level and identify the best fit and target areas for improvement - OnDeck Measurements.
Congratulations to each Clovis Rocket who has worked the grind and earned a commitment to play softball at the next level. We are so proud of you and will be cheering you on in your next softball chapter.
Stay tuned for more announcements to come over the next few months. Big things are happening for Clovis Rockets.
Our power-hitting base-stealing lead-off phenom Paige Messenlehner has signed to be a Bulldog for University of Redlands in Southern California! Paige will graduate from Washington Union High School in Fresno this June.
18 Gold's Lauren Young is our latest 2021 to commit. She will attend the prestigious Wellesley College in Massachusetts this fall. Lauren will graduate from Clovis West High School in 2021.
Our 18 Gold catcher Hannah Hartsburg has signed to be a Redhawk for Simpson University in Redding, California! Hannah will graduate from Buchanan High School this June.
Our very first commit from 18U Vince Rojo's team is Brookelyn Gutierrez! Brookelyn committed to be a Lute for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Brookelyn is a multi-sport athlete (water polo, soccer, softball) and maintains a 4.0 gpa. Brookelyn will graduate from Porterville High School in 2021.
Our very own 18 Gold Sammie Green committed to be a Bison for Oklahoma Baptist University where she will work to pursue a career in nursing! OBU softball competes at the D2 level amongst 19 varsity teams. Sammie will graduate from Immanuel High School in 2021.
18 Gold's Allison Paregien was our first 2021 to commit. She will attend Bradley University, play Division 1 softball, and study to enter their doctoral program to become a physical therapist. Allison will graduate from Exeter Union High School in 2021.
The Clovis Rockets started in 1992 and we recently celebrated our 25th year as a respected Girls "A" Travel Fastpitch Softball Organization. Throughout this time our primary focus has remained on the development of the player both in the classroom and on the field. The Clovis Rockets understand that our student athletes must first perform at the highest level in the classroom before they can step on the softball field. Our coaches believe that the time and effort our players place into their education will reap rewards well beyond their softball careers. As our players put forth the effort in the classroom, the Clovis Rockets coaches and staff members work tirelessly to elevate each player’s softball skills so they can compete and be successful at the highest level of competition.
Once our players have attained that level of performance, our organizations intense program of marketing your daughter within the college recruiting process begins. Our coaching staffs understand that we must work tirelessly to promote our players and find them a home at the next level. In seeking that perfect college we leave no stone unturned as we understand that this life changing decision involves each family’s education, financial, and athletic needs. Our focused on-going recruiting program seeks out the greatest possible opportunities from every NCAA, NAIA, and JUCO interested in our talented athletes.
If these words strike close to home for you and your family and you would like to be part of a different approach, let’s see if the Rockets might in fact be a worthwhile opportunity for your daughter.
Mike Ortiz - President
Does that logo in the background look familiar?
...... then you know what this is - and the level Megan Ink has played and coached against. Now we get that level of coaching only here with Clovis Rockets.......
The Clovis Rockets are proud to have Megan Ink starting her third year as our 18 Gold head coach. Megan brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience including 12 years as the top assistant and catching coach for Division I Eastern Kentucky University. Megan also spent 3 years with San Jose City College where she coached the 2014 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year. During her college career, Megan was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Team while playing for Eastern Kentucky University. As the 18 Gold Coach, Coach Megan provides DI level coaching, unparalleled college recruiting insight, and established relationships with current colleges seeking to recruit talented players.
FALL 2021 Clovis Rockets Coaches
18 Gold - Megan Ink
16/18U - Abel Luna
14U (07) - Matt Ramirez
14U (08) - Jeff Cox
12U (09) - John Massicci
12U (10) - Ortiz/Ink
10U (11&12) - Ortiz/Ink/Cox
South Valley-based Rockets Coaches
18U - Vince Rojo
16U - Jorge Moreno
16U - Ken Ver Steeg
14U - Sal Cervantes
12U - Kim Maese
10U - Joseph Garsa
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.
Rocket Players - Practice Hard and Play with Love and Respect for the Game.
Believe. Achieve. Rocket Excellence. Rocket Pride.#ROCKETSTRONG