The WPSL/NPSL are two of the largest amateur soccer leagues in the world, and Seacoast United is the only club in Maine to take part in these leagues, with a simple mission to advance the physical and social well-being of children and adults through competitive soccer.
The Seacoast United Mariners team for the 2017 season will comprise of players from Maine as well as some players from other parts of the United States or the rest of the world.
Hosting a player in your home could be a great opportunity for your family to experience spending time with someone from a different background or culture.
The league season runs from Mid-May until the end of July, and we are in need of families that would be willing to host a player in their home for all or part of that time (Approximately a 10 week period).
All we ask as a minimum is that you provide the player with a room and a bed, access to a shower/bathroom, access to a laundry, and share meals with them.
In return you will be hosting a young adult who could be a great role model for your young soccer player and the possibilities for lasting friendships are endless!
If you would like to explore this opportunity further or have more questions about what hosting a player could entail please contact the Andrew Pelletier for WPSL players and Jim Hopkins for NPSL players.
Below is some past feedback about the program:
"We had a wonderful experience hosting a Seacoast WPSL player. Paul Cameron of Seacoast did an outstanding job matching players to host families. He really took the time to speak with the players and host families to find the right match for both. Our host player was from Australia, but went to school in Alabama. She was wonderful and became a part of the family instantaneously. Overall, it was an outstanding positive experience for us and our two kids and I believe our host player. From a soccer point, the kids enjoyed getting tips on soccer skills in the backyard and watching her play a totally different level of soccer on the field at her games. Socially, she participated in several family outings from going to the movies, camping, cooking smore's for the first time and a very competitive go cart race to name a few. I think to sum it up... it was good for all because she came back and spent a week with us over Thanksgiving this past year and even got to see some snow. We hope she returns this summer!"