Sounders FC offers talented young athletes a unique opportunity to train and play with the Sounders FC Academy, with the hopes to become professional athletes. Often these players come from outside of the Seattle-metro area, looking for opportunities to advance their academic and athletic ability.
- Introduce your family to a rewarding opportunity of supporting an athlete in achieving his dreams
- Support the future of Sounders FC’s player development
- Provide a stable, nurturing home as they grow and compete
- Connect more deeply with the team and club
- Monthly stipend to support financial cost
- 2 tickets to every Sounders FC 2017 home match
Watch Sounders FC Academy player Nicholas Hinds and his Homestay family, the Tufts, describe the Homestay experience.
After submitting an application, all Host Families must undergo an in-house interview and background checks on all adults over the age of 18 living in the home.
In-home visits are used to establish whether players and host families are a good fit for one another, and to make sure that the home meets certain needs that the player will require. Host families must be able to provide players with a quiet place where he can obtain privacy and study when needed. Bedrooms must include a suitable double or larger bed, desk, dresser and/or closet as well as access to a bathroom. Players will also need easy access to laundry, internet and television.