"For the past two years we have been a host family for college age baseball players for the Brockton Rox and the experience has been nothing shy of wonderful. My friends hear me boasting about their stats. We continue to stay in contact with the boys and their families and I often refer to myself as their 'second mom'. As a parent, I would want my kid to be in a caring family if away from home.
It is not easy for these kids to come to a city they don't know much about and hear certain things about the perception. It is importanct to me that they know about Brockton the way I know it; supportive and caring."
Host Family Responsibilities
Host families will provide a bed. They will also provide bedding and linens (sheets, towels and blanket).
Host families are not responsible to provide accommodations for a player’s friends or family.
Host families are not expected to provide transportation for any player’s family or friends (either local or to airports).
Host families are not allowed to house any player discharged from the team.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The following are frequently asked questions by families looking to host players:
At the very least, families are required to supply players with a room, a regular bed, access to laundry and access to the kitchen. Providing the players with food and access to the Internet is not mandatory but encouraged.
No. Several of the players will drive their own cars, and for those who don’t drive, the team will arrange transportation for them.
Players are arriving on or around June 1, and the season will span until the second week of August.
Yes! Those that would like to host multiple players are invited to do so.
The athletes are expected to follow and respect each family’s rules, whether it’s a curfew, cleanliness standards or assigned chores. Summer baseball is like a “road test” for what it’s like to be in the majors. It is stressed that they are being judged not just on athletic performance but the positive image they put forth.
The Rox will play an approximate 56-game regular season schedule; those that qualify will participate in the playoffs. Our home game start times will vary, usually starting between 5 and 8 pm. Players are expected at the field for early-afternoon warm-ups and batting practice. Away games will be in the evening in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. On their off-days, which will be few, they may work a part-time job. They’re also invited to work at the Rox baseball camps for kids, speak to groups on behalf of the Rox and participate in local charity work.
No. Many of the host families come to the park to support the team, but it is not required. If you do wish to attend the game you and your family will be given free passes to the game.
We will work to accommodate you as best we can.
You can e-mail Kate Thomas-Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 508-559-7001