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Homestay Program

Talent Identification & Recruitment Homestay Program

The North Carolina FC Homestay Program offers high school aged players from around the country a unique opportunity to train and play with the North Carolina FC USL League 1 professional team and North Carolina FC academy team. These committed athletes have been identified by the North Carolina FC recruiting department as individuals with talent to compete at the next level.

Players who are selected for the North Carolina Homestay Program will move to the triangle area, which includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

 

The Experience: Host Family

  • Sharing your home with a North Carolina FC player will provide a unique and enriching opportunity for your entire family. 
  • Experience the reward of helping a young athlete achieve his dreams.
  • Provide opportunities for players to be part of North Carolina FC and experience first hand the youth to professional pathway.
  • Provide opportunities for players around the country to be seen by top collegiate soccer programs.
  • Deepen your connection with the club and the entire North Carolina FC community.


Host Family Expectations





Host Family FAQs

+ How are players placed with host families?

- How are players placed with host families?

The host family application process is designed for North Carolina FC academy staff to determine the best fit for both player and family. All prospective host families will meet for an in-house visit. The host family and North Carolina FC academy staff would have the opportunity to get to know each other, ask questions, and discuss topics from logistics to living arrangements. Upon determining a match between player and host family, North Carolina FC academy staff will facilitate an initial introduction between the player, his immediate family and host family to ensure overall fit and comfort. Following this initial introduction.

+ Who is expected to undergo a background check?

- Who is expected to undergo a background check?

All persons 18 and older that list the host family address as their primary residence will undergo a background check. The results will be shared with the player’s family. This includes college students who are home for school breaks, as well as household members who live with the host family part-time. This also includes any individual spending significant or unsupervised time with the host player must go through a background check. Everyone must submit a separate background check authorization.

+ Once the player has moved in with the host family, what is next?

- Once the player has moved in with the host family, what is next?

North Carolina FC Homestay Program will conduct an initial 30-day assessment to confirm the arrangement between the player and host family are meeting the needs of all parties. North Carolina FC academy staff will then follow up with a 90-day assessment. At the conclusion of the 90-day assessment, North Carolina FC academy considers the initial assessment period completed. From this point forward, North Carolina FC academy staff will conduct monthly check-ins via in-person visits to the host family and/or phone calls between academy staff, the host family, and host player.

+ Is there compensation for the host family?

- Is there compensation for the host family?

Compensation will be discussed on an individual family basis.

+ What are host families committing to when they agree to host a player?

- What are host families committing to when they agree to host a player?

Host families commit to providing a family away from home for the player they host. Between a player’s academic and North Carolina FC academy programs, he will engage in a rigorous and challenging schedule. A host family will be vital to his support and well-being. In doing so, a host family will help an individual reach his full holistic and sporting potential.

Contact

For questions, and more information regarding how to apply to become a Host Family, please email [email protected]

Contact

North Carolina FC Youth
5017 Memory Road 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone : 919-834-3951
Email: [email protected]

Affiliates

US SOCCER CLUB, DA, US YOUTH SOCCER, NC YOUTH SOCCER, ECNL

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