The Importance of Host Families

A host family is one of the most important and influential aspects of a baseball player’s experience when playing in the West Coast League. While some of our players are from the Puget Sound area, many more will come from all across the country. Our host family goal is to help players adjust to moving to a new area, assist them as they get acquainted with the community and provide a safe and stable living environment. The host family provides an opportunity for the community to assist in the development of these players on and off the field. Host families have the opportunity to “adopt” a player during the summer, establishing lifelong friendships, and in many cases, the chance to follow “your boys” throughout the career progression towards Major League Baseball.

Expectations of a Host Family

Host families are to provide free room and board to these players during the three (3) month West Coast League season and a family environment to help players transition to a new and sometimes foreign community. Many players will come with transportation and we can help coordinate. While players are developing professionals, they are still young men who are learning to adjust without Mom or Dad to provide. Host families help bridge that gap. Players begin arriving the end of May, and stay through the middle of August.

Benefits to a Host Family

As a thank you to opening up your home and families to these players, and allowing them to live free of charge in your home, host families are provided with the following benefits:

  • Tickets for your immediate family to watch the games from the Host Family Section
  • Potluck at the end of the season to say “THANK YOU” for all you do!

If you are interested in hosting a player, please contact Bree Sheaffer:

Expectations of Players

Just like at school we expect each player to be focused on taking care of their business; making positive decisions that will benefit their individual progress and the success of the team. We will treat our very important host families with the utmost respect, going above and beyond their house rules. Our fans are also very important to the operations. We ask you respect them and understand that without them no summer team would survive. It is really simple – you come here to play ball, work hard and get better. You will have a great time, be treated well, meet new people and create lasting memories. HAVE A GOAL, WORK TOWARDS YOUR DAILY OBJECTIVE, COMMUNICATE AND BE RESPECTFUL TO OTHERS. Your experience will be dictated by your actions.