FAQ – Hosting an SKC Academy Player

What steps do I have to take to become a host family for a SKC Academy player?

The first step is to fill out the application.  The form can be found HERE. Once the application is received, we will do an initial introductory phone call.  Then we will conduct an in-house interview and tour of your house.  If everything looks good the final step is a background check for all residents 18yrs and older. Finally, you will be placed on the “available” list after all previous steps are complete.

Can I have more details on the background check?

Yes- after we have completed the in-house visit, the last step will be the background check.  SKC will initiate and pay for the background check.  Most the players you will be hosting are minors therefore; we need to make sure they are in a safe & healthy environment. Once submitted, results are available within 2-3 business days.  As soon as SKC receives the results we will follow up w/ the potential host family.                                                                                                                                                                      

What are the ages of the players?

Sporting KC Academy scouts & recruits players between the ages of 14 to 18 years old to move here and join our Academy teams. The majority of our players are in high school and will need to attend school while they live with you.

Do I have to drive the player to school, practice and games?

Some players (those under 16yrs) will need rides to school, practice as well as rides to the games. SKC will make every effort to assist and set up carpools to lessen the commitment of driving. We will have older players that will have their own car; therefore they will drive themselves to and from school, practice and games.                                                                                                                                              

What is SKC looking for in a host family?

  • Provide three nutritious meal a day, seven days a week
  • Provide a private bedroom that contains a bed, desk and clothes storage (dresser or closet)
  • Provide access to laundry
  • Provide access to the internet and television
  • Provide a safe family friendly environment
  • Academic & athletic support
  • Provide the player you are hosting a key to your home (and alarm codes if present)

For additional questions, contact Jon Farrell