Category: Coaches Corner

Coach’s Corner with Dickey’s BBQ Pit

Who’s ready for some Hickory Smoked Goodness?!

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is partnering with Dobson High Mustangs to bring you “Coach’s Corner” for an opportunity to join Coach De La Torre at our Alma School & Guadalupe location while savoring some house-smoked Texas Barbecue! Whether it is a pre-game drive thru grab or a post game celebratory meal, Dickey’s Barbecue offers quality meats and homestyle sides that are a sure to be a touchdown for your family! ENERGY SPEED BARBECUE! Stop by after tonight’s game to Dickey’s Barbecue for “Coach’s Corner” to hang out and enjoy some delicious food.

Important Dates

Message from Head Coach George De La Torre



Now, Every Tuesday at 3pm until Spring Football – INFORMAL WORKOUTS  Varsity & JV Linemen

Every other Saturday at 8am – INFORMAL WORKOUTS Varsity & JV Skills

March 12 at 6:30pm – PARENT MEETING (option 1 of 2) – Dobson Main Auditorium
or Apr 1 at 6:30pm (option 2 of 2), Dobson Mini Auditorium room B118

March 28 at Noon – FREE PHYSICALS: All Teams. return time TBD.

April 27 to May 15, Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm – VARSITY & JV SPRING FOOTBALL at Dobson

April 27 to May 15, Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-6:30pm – INCOMING FRESHMAN SPRING CLINIC at Rhodes Jr High.
Bus pickup available from Summit Academy. Arrange transportation home.

May 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm – SPRING MUSTANG SHOWCASE & PARENT MEETING at Dobson
Varsity & JV  participate; Freshmen watch & learn.

May 26 – July 16 – SUMMER WORKOUTS: All Levels
Varsity and JV 6 – 8 am, Freshmen 8 – 10 am. Registration Date TBA.
Mesa Public Schools requires a $100 Fee for this program. It is due by May 10. Register at

June, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays – FRESHMAN & JV TOURNAMENTS AND PASSING GAMES (Selected Players TBD)

June 6 and 7, 5pm-9pm – VARSITY TOURNAMENT — 7-7 Passing Games & Big Man Challenges at ASU (Selected Players TBD)

June 13, 8am-6pm – VARSITY TOURNAMENT — 7-7 & Big Man Challenges at NAU (Selected Players TBD)

July 2-6 – SUMMER BREAK: All Levels


July 7 – 16 – EQUIPMENT ISSUE: for all Levels. Must have physical packet turned in to Ms. Koch before 7/7. Camp Attendees ONLY.

July 13 – CAMP FORMS AND FEE DUE – Registration form, $290 fee, and consent form due for Mountain Camp of Champions

July 17 – 22 – MOUNTAIN CAMP OF CHAMPIONS:  All Levels. Winslow Arizona. Check in starts at 7/17 5:30am. Bus leaves Dobson at 7am

Freshmen practice times TBA.
Varsity & JV  practice times: 7 – 9am and 5:30 – 7:30pm (two a day)

All levels attend Jersey Night ceremony – Players announced, Jersey #s assigned
Blue/Silver Intersquad for Varsity and selected JV scrimmage immediately follows ceremony

August 12 – SCHOOL BEGINS:
All Levels – After school practice

August 13 at 6pm – SCRIMMAGE: Varsity at Home vs. Red Mountain

August 21 – First Varsity Game (AIA Schedule Approval Pending) vs Perry High School

The full Season schedule will be announced upon AIA Approval (expected in April)
Varsity has 10 games + 1 Bye-week Sept 4
JV and Freshman have 9 games.


Football Shorts may be purchased at bookstore. T-shirts will be given during summer workouts. $20/both

For more information contact:
Head JV Football Coach –Coach Wells, 480-472-3226 email
Head Football Coach – George De La Torre 480-472-3283, or 472-3222 email

Cost To Play Football

Let’s face it, everything costs more these days and we are all looking for good values. Fortunately for our Dobson Football players and families, we have one of the lowest cost programs in the area! The chart above shows the per-player cost to play football at Dobson and several sample schools that are also Dobson’s competition.

We recently asked Head Coach George De La Torre about the cost to play football and, specifically, the cost for annual camp. “It costs a lot more than people think,” said Coach De La Torre, “to provide bus transportation for all these players, pay for their lodging, at least three meals a day, electricity for the facilities, security guards, janitorial, etc. It all adds up.”

And it all adds up at home as well. Practice equipment, game uniforms, trainer staff, coaches, tape, ice, water, referees – the list goes on from there. Dobson doesn’t have the cheapest football team in town and that’s a good thing. We want decent equipment to keep our kids relatively safe, a solid coaching staff to provide guidance, great trainers to tape weakened ankles, etc. Our players need those things.

Your Dobson Football Booster Club (DFBC) works hard to compliment the fundraising done by the players. We obtain local sponsorships, food and other donations, and support for various fundraising events like the annual Golf Tournament. All of this helps to provide more training, equipment, and other things for the players.

The bottom line is that at about $400, Dobson Football is a good value now and each year it gets a little better.