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In the world of professional baseball, there are a number of individuals and groups who ensure the players have a positive experience as they pursue their dream of playing at the game’s highest level. One of the most crucial roles is being one of our Host Families!  Host Families are an essential component in any team’s success – both for our players and the organization. Many of our players are not from the surrounding area. A welcoming home and caring family go a long way in ensuring a rich, positive experience for our team.

We don’t ask for much – simply a clean bedroom with a bed made for an athlete with access to a bathroom and laundry and access to food in the fridge and cupboards.  We also ask that you live within about 25 minutes of the ballpark. Beyond that, it is up to you as a family.

Host families are welcome to invite the player to be a part of their family meals or TV time or other activities.  In most cases, as your relationship with your player grows, you will find him to be “one of the family.” These guys will keep odd hours with late-night games and a crazy travel schedule, so they may not always have breakfast!

The time commitment would be from approximately May 20 through August 12 (this will vary pending the player’s schedule, length of stay with the team, playoffs, etc.)

These are all adults – some that have more than likely stayed with host families at some point  – but may need some old fashioned parental advice when they are far from home.

When at home, the players get a pre-game snack and a full post-game meal. While on the road, the players will have a per-diem for lunch and a full post-game meal. If a player requires transportation, we will try to place them near a player who has a car, so they can carpool to the stadium.

Once the player arrives, we will address with them the expectations of their host families and we would encourage you to do the same. If any issues arise, we will address them accordingly.

We believe hosting Texarkana players will be a very rewarding experience and hope you build a long-lasting relationship with your player(s) as you play a role in their pursuit of a career in professional baseball. Not to mention, Texarkana players can be excellent role models for young children and teenagers and are often great company for the summer.

Other perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Season Tickets/Experiences
  • Discounts throughout the ballpark
  • Invitations to special events