FAQ's

What is a "soap scrimmage" and why is it called that?
The soap scrimmage is the annual "end of pre-season practice" scrimmage for all the new teams to show their "stuff".  The new freshman, JV, and varsity teams scrimmage for the parents and fans on the last Saturday before the "season" starts.  The evening starts with the freshman scrimmage, then the JV scrimmage, and finally the varsity scrimmage.
 
Legend has it that year's ago admission to the soap scrimmage was actually a bar of soap to be used in the boys locker rooms throughout the year!   These days, the boys pick a charity they would like to support and admission to the soap scrimmage is that item.  In 2006 and 2004 admission was school supplies. In 2005 admission was bottled water.  The varsity team then hauls the collection off to Andre House or St. VIncent dePaul or wherever their selected charity is located.

Other than the Soap Scrimmage, are there any other pre-season scrimmages?
The AIAA allows one pre-season scrimmage for football.  The scrimmage is usually during the week - the week before the first game.

Do the boys really need to know the Brophy fight song?

Yes.  After every game - win or lose - the team goes over to the fans and band where they join in with the singing of the Brophy fight song.  In the past, after practice, Freshmen and JV coaches have been known throughout the season to randomly ask a player to stand in front of the team and sing the Brophy fight song.   It was always a "good thing," for the benefit of the rest of the team (especially after a tough practice), for the randomly picked player to know every word.  Suffice it to say, each team member learned the Brophy fight song!  The tradition continues after every Varsity game.  Want (or need) to learn the Brophy Fight Song?  Click Here


What is a typical varsity football Friday for the team?
Football Fridays start immediately after school.  The boys do not go home or leave campus.  They have a team lunch/dinner around 3:00 (depending on where the game is) final game walkthroughs, chilling with their walkmans, dressing for the game, and even homework (although probably not much of the latter!).  The team then rides the bus to Phoenix College for the game.  After the game the team returns to Brophy by bus, has a short team meeting, and are then dismissed. 

Is there practice on Saturdays during the season? Yes, every Saturday morning.

What is Camp week?

The football team starts the season with a retreat and workouts in the cool pines of northern Arizona at the Brophy Manresa Retreat Center, in Oak Creek Canyon.  Camp is typically held the first Monday thru Saturday in August.   

 


When do the players leave for Camp Week and when do they return?

The Varsity players typically leave on the first Monday morning in August and returns the following Saturday afternoon.

Departure:

  • The players arrive at Brophy Monday morning at 6:45am to receive their play books.
  • The bus departs at 7:25am sharp.

Return:

  • The players return on Saturday afternoon, typically 2-3pm
  • Coach Molander has asked the parents in the past to gather for a brief meeting in the chapel with the team upon their return.

 


Who comes to Camp Week?

The Varsity players and coaches attend Camp Week.


What should I bring to Camp Week?


The boys should bring the following to camp:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Personal items - deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lots of workout clothes (under armor is the easiest to clean and wring off in the shower)
  • Warmer clothes for evenings
  • Lots of socks and underwear
  • Cleats
  • Running shoes/flats (for weight lifting)
  • $10 – ten one dollar bills preferred (for activities and park fees)
  • Snacks are okay to bring – prefer healthy, nuts, power bars etc…no perishable, ie fruit – plenty of fruit will be provided.
  • NO TECHNOLOGY – includes cell phones, blackberries, games, computers, IPods, etc…(Alarm clocks are the only exception).

 


Are parents allowed at Camp Week?

No parents at practices in Sedona or Flagstaff please.  This is a special team week.  Parents are welcome to attend any practices after they return from Manresa.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER AT MANRESA IS 928-282-5687.



What should I know about college recruiting and NCAA rules and regulations for sports beyond HS?

Click Here to download College Recruiting 101

Review:

1) NCAA recruiting brochure

http://www.ncaa.org/library/general/cbsa/2006-07/2006-07_cbsa.pdf

 

2) NCAA Clearinghouse Website

https://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA/common/index.html

 

3) NCAA Website

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal


What are the fees associated with Varsity and JV football?

Football Fees:

Summer School Fees 

*Mandatory Registration for Varsity and JV Football through Brophy Summer School Registration……………$200

 

Summer School Registration forms and payment should be submitted to the Summer School Office ~ Not the Football Office.   If Summer School Fee presents a financial hardship, please see Coach Molander and then Jeff Glosser.  ($50 late fee applies if submitted late)

 

Summer School fee includes Varsity and JV Spring and Summer Gear which is to be worn during Spring Football, Summer Weights, Passing League, California Trip, and Manresa Retreat/Camp Week. (Gear includes 2 pair shorts, 2 tee shirts, 2 sleeveless Under Armour Shirts.)  Also includes Summer Varsity and JV Football Weights and Conditioning class which meets Monday thru Friday, Varsity at 6:00 am, JV at 12:45pm from June 1st through July 2nd.  Payment is to Brophy College Preparatory with Summer School Registration.  

 

Please fill out the Contact Information Form if your son is new to the team, to update your contact information or to ensure we have your correct contact information and the correct sizes for your sons.  Completed Contact Information Form should be returned to the box outside Coach Molander’s office in the Football Office in Loyola Hall.  Gear will only be ordered once.

 

Other Fees…Due August 1st

These fees are separate from Summer School fees.  Checks should be made out to 'Brophy Football'.  These fees should be turned into the Football office NOT the Summer School office.

*Practice Jersey…………………………………………………………………….. $ 25

*California Passing League Trip…………………………….Spending money, meals

*Manresa/Camp Week Meals and Transportation…..........……….……….…….$100

*Pre-game Meals……………………………………………..………..…Varsity - $160

*Pre-game Meals.………………………………………………………………JV - $100

*Game Jersey with Name and Number (Seniors Only)………….................……$ 75

 

If any fees or deadlines present a hardship, please contact Coach Molander and then Jeff Glosser


 

 

 

 


Where can I get information about the JV and Varsity football season?

The first parent meeting is typically in February.  Look for announcements on the Brophy website.

  • There is also a Varsity parent meeting on the first Sunday in August to go over the details of Camp and talk about the upcoming season, practices, etc.