Host Families


Players stay with local host families during the season. This is a tremendously rewarding experience for the players, as well as for the host families. If you are interested in hosting a player or two from the Gold Sox, please fill out the Host Family Questionnaire and email to Michael Mink at [email protected].


Yuba Sutter Gold Sox Host Family FAQ


In selecting our host families, we look for candidates interested in the team,student athletes and our community who are dedicated to making our players’ summer experience positive and memorable. Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox host families spend time with their player(s) and treat them as if they are part of the family. Players typically arrive at the end of May and will leave in mid August at the conclusion of the season. However, they are on the road half of this time. When the players are in town they spend most of their time at the gym or ball park, so they typically spend a limited amount of time at your home. The Gold Sox benefit greatly from host family support as host families help shape the players perception of the organization and community. Host families significantly contribute to the success of the team.


It will be helpful if your residence is close to Colusa Casino Stadium but not necessary. This allows players to be close to the park and also keeps players closer together. Some players will have a vehicle but there will be some that do not. We are looking to the players to car pool or take public transportation; however that is not always in their best interest for game/practice time. You are not required to provide transportation but please feel free to offer if you would like. There may be instances where your player asks for a ride.


Your player(s) must have a private room for sleep and study. If you host two players, it is fine to have them share one room, but two separate beds must be provided. Each player’s bed should be dressed with clean linens and have a pillow. If you have young children, please ask them to respect the student’s privacy and belongings. The room should also have adequate light and ventilation.


A private bathroom is not required. If a player is sharing a family bathroom, they should have a place for personal grooming items and the door should lock from the inside for privacy.


Being a Host Family means providing a player with nutritious meals. Most Host Families include the student athlete in any type family meal.

Letter from “Uncle Walt” long time host:

“Collegiate baseball teams are getting games underway in the next two to four weeks. Then summer collegiate wood bat baseball starts with teams all over the U.S. We are blessed with the Marysville Gold Sox team here. Playing against teams from Chico, Kalamath Falls, Lincoln and Medford. I have had the opportunity over the last 13 seasons, to be a host parent for the summer with several players each season. Such amazing young men, that are spending their summers, away from home, trying to become better baseball players and possibly , be seen by pro baseball scouts. I will be hosting several again this coming summer. I would like to encourage some of you, to consider sharing in the life of a collegiate baseball player, and be a host parent for the summer. Share in their dreams and development as baseball players and have them live in your homes. Even though it is a short time, you all will make memories and friendships that will last forever.”