Housing Costs FAQ

Host Family Reimbursements

The Brewster Baseball Club will bill Player Parents for player housing. In turn we pay the same amount as a modest stipend to our host families. Payments are based on a rate of $105 per week, $15 per day.

Housing Invoicing

Player Parents will receive an invoice by email that provides instructions for payment either by check, debit card, or credit card. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INVOICE BEFORE MAKING THE HOUSING PAYMENT.

Paying By Check

If you are paying by check please make your check payable to: BREWSTER BASEBALL CLUB.

You can mail checks to the following address: Brewster Baseball Club, PO Box 2349, Brewster, MA 02631.

Total Costs

Permanent Contract Players

A housing deposit of $855 will be billed via email to the First Contact Parent or Guardian listed on the Parent or Guardian Registration Form. This deposit is based on an expected average stay to the end of the regular season of 57 days at $15 per day. An additional housing payment will be billed at the end of the season to true up for your actual stay in Brewster including playoffs. If your stay in Brewster is shorter than 57 days, the club will remit any excess payment. Please wait until you receive your housing bill to make payment.

Temporary Players

A housing deposit of $615 will be billed via email to the First Contact Parent or Guardian listed on the Parent or Guardian Registration Form. This deposit is based on an expected average stay to the temporary player cutoff date of 41 days at $15 per day. If you receive a contract for the remainder of the season, an additional housing payment will be billed at the end of the season to true up for your actual stay in Brewster including playoffs. If your stay in Brewster is shorter than 41 days, the club will remit any excess payment. Please wait until you receive your housing bill to make payment.

Payment Issues Contacts

If you have any questions about payment or wish to discuss an alternative payment schedule, please contact Robert Tobias, Vice President of Finance, rtobias@brewsterwhitecaps.com or on his cell at 774-266-5049.

Managing Host Family Perceptions

Your behavior around your Host Family leaves a lasting impression. Please understand the motivation of these families is not for the money. They take players because they believe it makes an important contribution to your success and the Whitecaps organization makes an important contribution to the community. Without local support, the Whitecaps could not exist.

In many cases, Host Families also want to make this an enriching experience for their own family, especially if they have young children. Please be aware that you presence in their households is, in most cases, a very big deal. We don’t expect players to be a model of perfection, however we do expect them to be well-mannered, considerate, and communicative. Like many players before you, you may discover that your Host Family members will not only be your biggest fans, but also friends for life.

Meals and Laundry

Even though Host Families may ask you to eat with them, players are ultimately responsible for their own food and supplies. The host family is asked to provide storage and special refrigerator space and use of their laundry facilities.

Phone

Players should be prepared to use their cell phones for long distance phone calls.

COVID

During this time of Covid 19, it is imperative for players to remain safe and keep the safety of their host families in mind. Even though everyone may be vaccinated, it is imperative that you maintain safety protocols when you are with your host family.

Guests

Most host families welcome visits from teammates, but permission should be asked before extending any invitations. Players are responsible for arranging separate quarters for an overnight visit from a girlfriend or other out of town guest. Do not assume the Host Family will provide additional accommodations for overnight guests, although some will offer to do so. Please inform the GM Staff and Housing Director as far in advance as possible when you are expecting a visit from family members or others. We want to make them feel welcome and possibly assist in finding accommodations for them,

Changing Housing Arrangements

Players are not permitted to change housing arrangements on their own.