What is expected of a host family?
Host families are to provide free room and board to these players during the 2+-month West Coast League season, the ability to get to and from the ballpark every night, and a family environment to help players transition to a new and sometimes foreign community. 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 at the end of May (some as late as mid-June), and stay through the middle of August.