One of the most important aspects of the Culpeper Cavaliers organization is our host family program. Every year, players, and sometimes coaches, who come to Culpeper are placed with a family or individual in our community where they stay for the entirety of the summer (late May to end of July) free of charge. Your family will experience the joy of watching your very own player come up to bat or pitch in a game. With your own player, your family will have a personal interest in the team. Without these giving families and individuals, it would be impossible for the Cavaliers to continue to operate. Please consider hosting our players and coaches.
Please reach out to our Housing Coordinator at (703) 216-2952 if you can't find an answer to your question.
Some Cavaliers players have summer jobs during the day and our games are played at night; therefore, their needs are relatively simple: a private room, access to a bathroom and a laundry room (they’ll need to use showers and laundry facilities daily), breakfast in the morning, a place to park a car, and a family to cheer them on.
Many of the players have their own car. Players who do not have cars are strategically housed close to players who do have cars, so their teammates can give them rides. We do not expect host families to drive our players around, but appreciate those who can.
We would prefer not to have players move once they have settled in with a family; however, there are times when host families are going on vacation at separate times, so they can share a player. If we can match you with another family in this way, it might be possible for you to host this summer.
We ask about allergies and whether host families have pets, and try to make sure that allergic players aren’t housed with animals they can’t be around.
Because of the sometimes complicated logistics of placing players with allergies into pet-free families, locating players with and without cars close to each other, and placing returning players with their old families, it is not always possible to honor these types of requests, but we will do our best to make it happen if at all possible.
Cavaliers players appreciate host families’ hospitality and behave as guests in your home. If there is a minor problem, we ask that you contact the host family coordinator, who will work to try to resolve it with the player. If the problem is major, we will remove him immediately.
Players bring their cell phones and use them exclusively for their phone calls.
All host family situations are unique. Your player and your son could certainly have that kind of relationship. However, you should keep in mind that Cavaliers players are extremely busy. Most of them work daily and play 6 games a week. Some players do not interact as much with their host family as others do.
Drugs are strictly forbidden, as is underage drinking, although some players are over 21 and can legally drink. However, even if your player is over 21, feel free to establish your home as a no-drinking zone, and please do not give underage players alcohol. At the beginning of the season, families and players should discuss the details and rules of a player’s stay with that family.