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.