A host family is one of the most important and influential aspects of a baseball player’s summer league experience. Many of the players on the Wellington Heat are in a brand new environment, away from both school and home. The goal of the program is to help players adjust to moving to a new area, assist them as they get acquainted with the Wellington community, and provide a safe and stable living environment. It also provides an opportunity for the community to assist in the development of these players on and off the field. The Heat organization strongly believes the relationships that are forged between players and their host families will be memorable and will last a lifetime.
Host families are asked to provide housing for their assigned player(s) for the duration of their stay in Wellington. Many players are expected to arrive by May 24th, though several will join the team later because of their spring team’s playoffs and the College World Series. The Heat season, including playoffs, NBC World Series should conclude no later than August 4.
Our players are kept very busy throughout the summer with different things in the community and play almost every night a t 7pm they DO NOT HAVE MUCH FREE TIME has we keep them very busy. A bed and access to bathroom is all we ask for.
Access to your house, usually by key or garage door opener.
Host families are not required to provide a vehicle to players. Many of the players will have their own car, so a place to park will be necessary. Also, host families are not required to provide insurance for players; insurance is covered by the league and the player’s school.
Beyond that, we ask that you provide a welcoming environment for the players. For the two months players are in the Wellington area, host families are providing more than just housing, but a home. We simply request that you make them feel at home.
These are VERY VERY good kids that bring ALOT of positive to the community of Wellington. We have NOT had any problems in the 25 years of the Heat with any of these players. There is a zero tolerance policy with theses players so they are on their best behavior at ALL times. We are just asking for a little help because without host families it is VERY hard to put a team on the field in Wellington. The Wellington Heat is also Hosting a very big regional/league tournament "with the winner getting a bid to the NBC World Series" July 17th -20th