BECOME A BARNSTORMERS HOST FAMILY
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Thank you for your interest in becoming a host family for the Lancaster Barnstormers. In past years, our host families have played an important part in the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball season by opening their home to our players and coaches and allowing them to fulfill their dream of playing professional baseball.

We understand the sacrifices that hosting a player can mean for you and your family, and we greatly appreciate your offer of generosity and support for our team.

Below you will find the Lancaster Barnstormers Host Family Guidelines, as well as a line to the Host Family Application. You are encouraged to review this information with your family in order to help make the decision to host a Barnstormers player.

If you have already made the decision to host, please print and complete the application and return it to Liz Welch by March 9th. Liz can be reached directly by calling 717-358-9875 or by e-mailing lwelch@lancasterbrnstormers.com. Upon receipt of your form, she will be in contact with you to discuss further details.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the host family program.

We’ll see you at the ballpark!

Sincerely,
Butch Hobson
Manager
Lancaster Barnstormers

HOST-A-PLAYER: GUIDELINES

1. We ask all interested host families to complete the information sheet, available at the bottom of the document. Do your best to describe the living conditions the player will have and be ad detailed as possible.

2. Information sheets will be accepted anytime. After receiving your information sheet a Barnstormers representative will contact you to set-up a phone interview.

3. Women and friends are not permitted to spend the night unless the host has given the player permission. If the player’s family comes to visit, you may choose to offer your home to them, but don’t be offended if they choose not to stay with you.

4. If there are house rules your player should know about, please include them in the information sheet. If you have children and the house rules will be different for the player, please discuss this with your family and the player.

5. For those that do have children, make sure that your kids understand that the player is not there to entertain them.

6. Keep in mind that your expenses (i.e. water/electricity) will increase while the player lives with you. It is also important to discuss phone usage with your player (especially if the don’t have a cell phone).

7. Remember that baseball is their job and that they will have both good and bad days. Be prepared to deal with their moods accordingly. Be there for them if they want to talk, but also know that they may just need time to themselves.

8. There is no guarantee that the player will be staying with you the entire season. Be prepared to adjust to the quick changes and lifestyle of a professional athlete.

9. If any issues arise between the host family and the player, please contact the Lancaster Barnstormers. We will try our best to find a solution to the issue.

**This can be a very exciting experience for both the host family and player. Bringing a player into your home will allow for an up-close and personal experience with a professional athlete, and relationships can be formed for years to come.**

Click Here to print the application!


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