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Host Family

Help make a difference.


The host family program is a vital part of every collegiate summer league team across the country. The Michigan Area Braves, members of the Great Lakes UBL Collegiate League, are looking for generous families willing to open their homes to our players for the 2016 summer season. We at the Braves believe the quality of people who live in the Great Lakes Bay Region will provide our players with the necessary hospitality for an enjoyable summer.

Host families take players into their home over the course of nine-to-eleven weeks during the season. Players arrive during the last week in May and generally stay through the second week of August (at the latest, depending on post season games). As a host family, it would be your responsibility to provide your player with a stable, clean, and healthy environment for the duration of the summer. Because many of the players will be stretched financially during the summer, host families with the ability, means, and thoughtfulness to provide a few meals each week to their players would be particularly desirable.

We cannot stress how important this role is to our summer operations. The generosity of host families highlights the unique relationship between amateur college baseball and the communities that summer teams call home.

Benefits: ?

The experience of hosting a college player is one that your family will surely find rewarding — especially if there is a young ballplayer in the family. First and foremost, you would be assisting young men in their pursuit of playing professional baseball. Many players and families form a bond that extends well beyond one summer of baseball in Michigan. As a host family, you will become part of the Michigan Area Braves “family”. And one day, you might even see your host player in the Major Leagues!

  • The opportunity to make a difference in a young man’s life.
  • VIP seating for ALL home games.
  • Recognition at our Host Family day.

Host Families provide:

  • A separate bedroom or living space with linens and towels.
  • Access to shower and laundry.
  • Meals other than after game meals and access to the the Internet are not required— but will be appreciated by your player.
  • Players will be required to provide their own transportation.
  • Be aware that players return home from games between 10:30pm-Midnight.

Each player in the Great Lakes UBL is pursuing his dream of playing in Major League Baseball. Players are recruited through their college baseball coaches, and all of them have agreed to maintain impeccable moral standards, abide by NCAA guidelines, and be a role model to our fans. If any player’s actions, on or off the field, are not congruent with these standards, we will ask them to pack their bags and return home. We believe that living in a family’s home is a privilege the players should respect and appreciate.

For more information or questions, please contact the Michigan Area Braves.
For consideration, please fill out the application online.