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The San Luis Obispo Blues need host families for the 2017 season. Host families play a crucial role in summer collegiate baseball, as most players on the Blues are not from the Central Coast. As NCAA student athletes, Blues players are not allowed to accept pay for playing in a summer league. As a result, summer collegiate baseball leagues have traditionally relied on local families to house their players.
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
What must I provide for the player(s) I host?
Families are required to supply players with a private room, a bed, access to laundry, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Providing food and internet access is not mandatory but encouraged.
Am I expected to provide my player with transportation?
No. Several of the players will drive their own cars, and for those who don't, the league will arrange it so transportation is always available to them. You can, however, provide a car or rides if you'd like.
How long will the players require housing?
Players arrive on or around June 1, and the season will span until the end of the first week of August.
Can I host more than one player?
Yes! Those who would like to host multiple players are encouraged to do so.
Under what guidelines will the players abide?
The athletes are expected to respond to 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.
What is a players daily itinerary like?
Each team will play a 50-game regular season schedule; those that qualify will participate in the playoffs. For the games that begin at 6pm, they'll be expected at the field for early afternoon warm-ups and batting practice. When they travel they'll be departing early in the morning. They're also invited to speak to LIttle Leagues and participate in local chairty work, such as hospital visits or Habitat for Humanity.
Am I required to attend the games?
No. Many of the host families come to support the team, but it is not required.
Can I choose which player I board?
No. However, we will do our best to accommodate specific requests.
Who can I contact if Im interested in hosting a player?
You can contact Host Family Coordinator, Marianne Stowe at 805-528-1585 or