Thank you for your willingness to consider being a host family! Without host families, the Wilmington Sharks could not exist and your generosity in opening your home to these players is appreciated so much.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a host family, please contact

A home away from home for a player and a family support system
Because it is a great family experience! It is exciting to go out and support your “adopted summer son” and the rest of the team. The Coastal Plain League is well-respected and it is a chance to see talented college players who may one day make it to the majors! It is a family atmosphere that is just a lot of fun for all!
You don’t really see them much-The Sharks schedule is hectic, they get in late, they usually sleep late because they are tired from the night before, and they leave mid-afternoon for the field! They don’t have many off days… The Sharks provide dinner for the players on game days, but the players need access to food for breakfast and lunch. How you do that varies from family to family.
Send an email to and the Sharks will follow up with more information!
There is no guarantee that you will get a particular player or particular position or that your player will be here the whole summer. Placement is assigned based on many factors and things happen: situations arise and players leave (injuries, family circumstances, conditional contracts, etc.) Players are expected to abide by YOUR house rules, but you must let them know what your expectations are.