Host Families Program

Thank you for your interest in housing a Carroll Merchants baseball player (or two).  The season runs from May 30 through the last week in July. Your responsibility as a host family is to give them basic room & board.   Player will have a busy practice schedule as well as home & away games.  In addition, there will be periodic “community events” such as youth camps, sponsor events, etc. that will occupy some of their time.

Each athlete must sign a letter of conduct that imposes restrictions on curfew & behavior.  You, as a host family, can implement your own restrictions, provided they are not more lenient than the teams.   The players are guests in your home and as such can be expected to carry normal responsibilities of others living in the house.  This can include cleaning up after themselves, doing laundry, mowing the lawn, walking the family dog, and so forth.  Each athlete will provide their own transportation.  In the rare case where they do not have their own transportation, a fellow teammate or the coaching staff will take care of transporting them as necessary.

Given the age and environment, we ask the Host families to abide by some simply, but important rules with regards to drinking.  The Carroll Merchant players are representing the team AND our community.  There is a strong expectation that they conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the standard we’ve worked to achieve.  If a player is under-age, we ask that you report any suspected drinking to me directly.  We have a responsibility to them, their parents and others, so we ask everyone to take this responsibility appropriately.

Coach Jonathan Boucher and Coach Michael Leeder will live locally and can be contacted 24×7 for questions or issues.   Additionally, I will be available should anything come up.  Relevant contact information will be provided closer to the season and at our “Meet & Greet” just before the season starts.  Keep in mind, these are good kids trying to better their baseball skills and building on opportunities at the next level, but in the end, they are still kids.

This is a very, very good opportunity for our community.  The Carroll Merchants Baseball Club and many others have already made their commitment to making this successful.  Now, we need your help in finding places for these future star athletes to stay during the short, 2 month season.  It doesn’t matter if you already have kids at home or not, only that you have a spare bedroom or two!

If you are interested, please fill out the form and email to me at your earliest convenience.  Please fill out the form if you are considering it at this time (please note this on the form) and require more time or information to decide.

Carroll Merchants Host family housing & activities:

Jen Malik     
[email protected]

Tara Thomsen
712.830.7364
[email protected]

John Perrin
712.790.0060
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On behalf of everyone involved in the Carroll Merchants and the 2022 season, Thank you for your consideration!!!

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