Big 33 Host Family FAQ
When and how will my player be assigned to me? Player selection will take place in January/February/March 2015. After both teams are chosen we will hold a host family draft night. You will come to the draft that evening with a ranking of players (in order of who you would like to host).
When should I make contact with my player? As soon as your player is assigned to you we will ask you to call the player and his family to introduce yourself. This always helps to put parents at ease when they are able to talk with their son’s host family.
What tickets do I get to Big 33 events as a host family? As a host family, your family will be provided tickets to the Big 33 Football Classic along with a free parking pass for the game.
Am I expected to purchase any equipment or athletic gear for my player? No, all players are to be responsible for their own equipment and gear needs. They are told not to ask the host family to purchase anything for them including cleats, gear, etc. If you chose to purchase something for your player that is certainly your choice, but it is NOT EXPECTED OR REQUIRED by the Big 33 Football Classic. You are only responsible for feeding the player and transporting them.
Am I expected to purchase any clothing or personal items for my player? Players will sometimes show up without a particular piece of clothing they may need (i.e. socks, etc). Some host families take on the responsibility of purchasing these items for their player at their own expense. Like the equipment, however, it is NOT EXPECTED OR REQUIRED by the Big 33 Football Classic. If you so chose to, that is certainly your choice, but it is recommended that you have the player or yourself get in touch with his parent or guardian to have these items purchased by them.