Category: For Parents

Smile at Amazon to support Dobson Football

Show your support for Dobson Football by shopping at AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a program that enables Amazon shoppers to donate 0.5% of their eligible purchases whenever they shop on Amazon. This doesn’t cost you anything more. Amazon provides the donation out of  their profits for all elegible products. So, when you shop online, please consider using Smile.Amazon.com with us as your charity of choice.

  1. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0937626 and sign in to Amazon as normal (unless you’re already signed in). Then simply confirm Dobson Football Booster Club as your charity of choice.

    Remember, we are a 100% volunteer organization (no salaries to pay) and 100% of our proceeds go to support your Dobson Football teams!

  2. Each time you shop on Amazon, use the http://smile.amazon.com website.

    If you accidentally start to use the standard www.amazon.com website, all you have to do is change “www” to “smile” and continue your shopping and checkout process as you have always done.

We make every dollar count and your support will contribute directly to the teams. Thank you for your support!

Senior Night October 23rd 5:15pm

Dobson High School’s Fall Sports Senior Night Ceremony will be held October 23rd on the football field prior to kickoff of the game. For this event, DHS Seniors participating in Fall sports and their parents/guardians have been invited to gather on the field and be introduced to the crowd in processional format (similar to graduation). Formal or casual apparel is appropriate and a photographer will be present and capture each Senior/parent photo as they are announced.

For this event, families are permitted to create a poster for their student-athlete and hang the poster on the chain link fence facing the field. Dobson Football Booster Club volunteers will be on the field at 5pm to provide zip ties and provide direction for hanging the posters. Posters should be no larger than standard poster board, can include pictures and other decorations. An Internet search for “Senior Night Poster” can provide you with design ideas. Please plan to collect your poster after the game (or remove it before the game begins).

The following Senior Night ceremony schedule has been provided by the school. Please plan to be on the field from about 5:15pm to 6:30pm.

  • 5:15pm – Arrive with your senior’s poster to be hung on the fencing facing/adjacent to the track. Football boosters will be present to assist.
  • 5:30pm – Photos taken of each athlete with their parents/guardians for Football, Cheer, Trainers, and Band. Be on the football field at this time. Your player will be released from the locker room to join you.
  • 6:20pm – Announcement processional of athletes with parents/guardians for Football, Cheer, and Trainers (Band at half time). Each group lines up in alphabetical order by student’s last name. Players are to immediately return to their team for preparation before kickoff at 7pm.
  • 6:30pm – Announcement processional of athletes with parents/guardians and photos taken at this time for ROTC, Badminton, Cross Country, Golf, and Swim. Each group lines up in alphabetical order by student’s last name.
  • Lou Coopey Photography will be taking the photos and 1 copy will be distributed by the school at a later date. For additional copies, visit Mrs. Koch for the order form.

For questions about Senior Posters, please email our VP of Special Events, Stella Garibo, at dfbc.vp.specialevents@gmail.com.

If you have any other questions about this event, please contact Mrs. Donna Koch by phone at 480-472-3054 or email at dlkoch@mpsaz.org.

Get Involved with Dobson Football

Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Dobson Football –

 

Please consider volunteering to support Dobson Football. Some examples of volunteer efforts include:

  • Staffing the concession stand during Home games
  • Building and painting yard signs for the players
  • Ordering food from local restaurants, picking up food
  • Chaperoning or supervising players during fundraising events
  • Serving food to the players for their pre-game meals
  • Soliciting donations and sponsorships from local businesses
  • Creating flyers for parents, players, sponsors, etc.
  • Coordinating volunteers for fundraising events
  • Taking notes during meetings
  • Maintaining this website
  • And much more!

The link below will take you to a form to send us your contact information and willingness to assist. Submitting this form does not commit you to providing a service; It simply indicates your willingness to try. We are all volunteers and appreciate your interest. After you submit your form, a member of the Dobson Football Booster Club will contact you with more information.
Click here to open the volunteer form.

Sign Up for Fry’s Community Rewards

Will you help us earn Fry’s Community Rewards Program money? If you’ve signed up to support us in the past, please check your registration because you have to recommit to us after the end of July each year.

 

Each Eligible Purchase you make increases our share of the money that Fry’s has allocated to groups like ours, Eligible Nonprofit Organizations, through its Community Rewards program! Fry’s currently allocates a total of $500,000 every 3 months. To help us get a piece of that, you need to Enroll your Fry’s V.I.P. Card for this program and select Dobson Football Booster Club as your organization.

 

You will continue to earn V.I.P. Rewards points on your purchases and there are no changes to the benefits that you receive from using your Fry’s V.I.P. Rewards Card.

 

>> Click Here for Detailed Instructions <<

Important Dates

Message from Head Coach George De La Torre

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

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 http://www.mesasports.org/sports_camps/

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 – SUMMER WORKOUTS RESUME

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

July 27 – FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS!
Freshmen practice times TBA.
Varsity & JV  practice times: 7 – 9am and 5:30 – 7:30pm (two a day)

August 7 at 6pm – JERSEY NIGHT / BLUE AND SILVER INTERSQUAD SCRIMMAGE:
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 mbwells@mpsaz.org
Head Football Coach – George De La Torre 480-472-3283, or 472-3222 email gxdelatorre@mpsaz.org

DFBC Board Elections

>> NOMINATION FORM HERE <<

IMPORTANT CHANGE – Booster meetings are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For November, this would fall on Veteran’s Day. As such, the November meeting was moved to Monday 11/10 in honor of Veteran’s day.

Dobson Families –

As a parent, guardian, coach, or adult-friend of Dobson Football, you are invited to join the Booster Club at any time. Simply attend one of our monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Use these times to get more information about upcoming events, provide input for those events, and/or help coordinate a wide variety of Booster Club activities that take place throughout the year – even during the off-season.

The Dobson Football Booster Club is governed by volunteers Board members who are elected each November during the general Booster Club meeting, the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please consider running for one of these positions or attending the October and November meetings so that you can vote for the persons running for the positions. The position descriptions are included below.

You do not need to be a member of the Board to make a difference! If you simply want to vote in the November elections, you need to be a voting-eligible member. This happens upon attending your second consecutive Booster Club meeting. For example, those who attend the October meeting are eligible to vote at the November meeting when elections are held. Even if you plan to not vote, consider attending a few meetings each year and reading the meeting minutes that we post to our website (www.DobsonFootball.com).

Choosing to run for a Board position will give you have additional opportunities to provide direction for the Booster Club and work with the Coaches and School Administration on various events, fundraising, and supplemental volunteer the needs for all the Dobson Football teams – Freshman, JV, and Varsity. You can self-nominate for any position. We use an online nomination form, which can be accessed from our website (www.DobsonFootball.com). If you are nominating another person, that person must confirm his/her acceptance of your nomination prior to the elections taking place.

Remember, you must attend the October 14th meeting (in person or by proxy) to be eligible to vote at the November 11th meeting.

The Dobson Football Booster Club ByLaws, located on our website, contain additional details about the voting and proxy process. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about these processes or the Board positions below (DobsonFootballBoosterClub@gmail.com).

Executive Board Positions

  • President: The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Booster Club and shall supervise and control all the business affairs of the Booster Club, including such duties as presiding at all meetings, communication between the Dobson Football Booster Club and the current Head Coach, Athletic Director and as necessary to the School Board, signing or authorizing all instruments which the Booster Club authorizes to be executed, and in general, shall perform all duties required of the office of President. For success in this position, a person in this position generally has leadership or managerial experience/skills.
  • Vice Presidents – Fundraising: This office is the most demanding and is held by two persons. Responsibilities include the coordination of all fundraising activities, such as: car washes, annual golf tournament, sponsorship drives, annual Media Guide advertising sales, concession stand coordination, and other fundraising activities. For success in this position, persons usually have event planning experience/skills and are comfortable soliciting funds from others.
  • Vice President – Special Events: This office coordinates special events such as: yard sign renovation & handouts, locker room setup, Media Guide compilation, team picture day volunteers, Senior night volunteers, Highlights Night parties for each team, and other special events as determined by the board members. For success in this position, a person often has event planning experience or similar planning skills.
  • Secretary: The Secretary is responsible for distributing agendas and capturing minutes for Booster Club meetings. This position is the custodian of records for the Booster Club, such as electronic copies of meeting minutes and other files, and keeps register of email addresses for each board member. The Secretary also works with the Membership Chair, and may serve as the Membership Chair if one is not elected, to determine voting rights of members at the start of each general membership meeting. For success in this position, a person typically has typing experience/skills and is comfortable using computers.
  • Treasurer: The Treasurer is responsible for all funds and/or securities of the Booster Club. This position coordinates the review and update of the Booster Club’s annual budget plan and uses an electronic accounting system to track all accounts receivable/payable. The Treasurer ensures that expenses are properly voted upon and initiates payment of expenses as approved according to the Booster Club by-laws. For success in this position, a person should have accounting or bookkeeping experience/skills and is comfortable using computers.

Officer Board Positions

  • Membership Chair: The Membership Chair is responsible for keeping an up-to-date membership list, including email addresses and contact information, and collecting a sign-in sheet from every meeting to then present to the Secretary for the meeting minutes. They are responsible for tracking who is eligible for voting within each Regular Board Meeting, including Proxy attendees. For success in this position, a person should have basic computer skills.
  • Members-at-Large: This position can be filled by up to  two (2) members. Members at Large are responsible for communications between the community and the Dobson Football Booster Club. This may include assisting the Team Representatives or other Board members  with their communications, such as Fundraising and Special Event marketing communications. This position is often asked to update the DobsonFootball.com website as well as sending Facebook posts and Twitter messages. Success in this position typically leverages talents in drafting communications, computer savvy, and possibly some website design understanding (although not necessary).
  • Team Representatives: Each team can have up to two (2) team representatives. The Team Representatives are responsible for making sure that information is being communicated to Dobson Football families. They also provide assistance to the Executive officer position to which they are assigned as indicated below:
    • Varsity Team Representative(s) assist the Vice President –  Fundraising
    • Junior Varsity Team Representative(s) assist the Vice Presidents – Special Events and President
    • Freshman Team Representative(s) assist the Secretary and Treasurer

*Freshman Team Representative(s) are commonly voted into their positions in May/June to represent the Freshman class during the Football fall season. JV positions cover until the Freshman positions are filled.