FC Diablos Host Family Program

The host family program is a vital part of FC Diablos summer operations. FC Diablos is looking for generous families willing to open their homes to our players this summer.


Host families take a player or players into their home over the course of twelve weeks during the season. Players arrive during the first week of May and generally stay through the last week of July. 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 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.


About the Host Family Program

  • The ideal number of players per host family is two, although one is great as well.

  • Players arrange their own transportation to and from games and training.

  • Players need access to a washer, dryer, and refrigerator.

  • Be aware that players may return home from games at a late time.

  • Keep in mind that these will be college students between the ages of 18-22.


Each player for FC Diablos is pursuing their dream of playing professional soccer. Players are selected from tryouts and recruited by the FC Diablos coaches, and all of them have agreed to maintain impeccable moral standards, abide by NCAA/NAIA and FC Diablos guidelines, and be a role model to our supporters. 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.


The benefits of committing to the host family program are significant. First and foremost, you would be assisting young athletes in the pursuit of their dreams ... playing professional soccer. Many players and families form a bond that extends well beyond one summer of soccer in Central Illinois. As a host family, you will become part of the FC Diablos “family”. Each host is provided with complimentary season passes. 


Becoming a host family for the summer is a big responsibility. Therefore, we will make our players and our host families as compatible as possible to avoid potential problems, and that requires an application process. Before applying to our program please carefully consider the information provided. Then, if you are willing to proceed, please complete the form below. We truly appreciate your generosity and commitment to these young student-athletes.

 

What do previous host families have to say?

"I can say this was an awesome experience for our family. We are still in touch with our soccer kids and will even keep one with us this summer because he is part of the family now. I definitely would recommend other families to participate.

Mellor Family