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Welcome to 12U Kniss Clovis Rockets!

What once was a Force... is now a ROCKET shooting for the stars!  Coach Kniss has brought his team to the best travel softball org in the Central Valley and offers another competitive 12U team under the Rockets brand.

Experienced coaches excited for change and players ready for expanded opportunities...

If this sounds like we might be a good softball program for you, please contact us.  

Meet Clovis Rockets Kniss/Cox!

We are excited to announce that we are now Clovis Rockets 12u - KC (Kniss/Cox)

Our team is looking forward to learning from one of the BEST Coaches in the Valley in Coach Jodie Cox. Jodie has an impressive background in the game as both a D1 Player and Coach. Most recently leading Fresno State to the NCAA Regional Tournament as Mountain West Conference Champions in 2021.

We just completed a great summer season with over 50 wins and multiple Gold Bracket Championships. Our core group is returning and we are looking to compete in NSA, AST, TCS and PGF Tournaments. 

Clovis Rockets Organizational Tryouts were August 13th and 14th @ Buchanan. If you missed it and want to see if you can still get a  private workout please contact Coach Thomas at 805-890-5955.

Team Schedule Fall 2022

9/17 - 9/18          NSA - Tulare Fall Showcase, Tulare

10/1 - 10/2          TCS - Juniors 2022 Tournament, Palmdale

10/15 - 10/16    NSA - Fresno Fight for a Cure, Fresno

11/5 - 11/6          NSA - Fall West PAC, Modesto

11/19 - 11/20    PGF - Young Guns Bash for Cash, Stockton

12/3 - 12/4          NSA - Toys for Tots, Turlock

Rockets Get Social

We'll be competing and showcasing our talented players up and down the state.  Follow us on your favorite social media app.  Connect with us using Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Some players use YouTube as their personal video libraries.  The 18 Gold team sometimes broadcasts games live via Periscope.    Look us up.  It will be nice to see you.



Student Athletes

Softball is a sport, and our players are elite athletes.  But they are STUDENTS first, and Clovis Rockets athletes must perform at the highest level in the classroom before they step on the field.  Our coaches mentor athletes to set academic goals, learn time management, and give 100% in all they do.  We believe the time and effort our athletes invest in their education will reap rewards far beyond their softball careers.

Recruiting Takes a Village

The college recruiting process is a long and windy road for today's aspiring softballers.  The Rockets program gets our our girls recruited to NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and JUCO programs throughout the country.  We push for excellence and strive for balance.  We seek the highest level and best match for players and families.  


Our older teams central recruiting activities utilize SportsRecruits to enable college coaches to see Rockets players with skills and abilities that meet their needs.   It simplifies the steps players must navigate to research and contact college softball programs..  To learn more about the Rockets recruiting way, visit our Recruiting page.

SportsRecruits is the chosen recruiting partner for Clovis Rockets Softball to empower our players with the tools they need to navigate the college recruiting process.

Contact Us

Did you miss tryouts and still want to see if you have what it takes to be a Rocket?  Are you a college coach interested in the Clovis Rockets brand of hard working, respectful, fun athletes who play for the love of the game?  Then don't be a stranger - get in touch.

Thomas Kniss

Head Coach

Phone: (805) 890-5955