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Overview

River Light is excited to announce our host family program for 2025 is now open! Families will have the opportunity to host River Light FC players both men and women from around America and the world between May-July. The host family program allows players to live in the Chicagoland area and be part of River Light FC to further their professional soccer development, become part of the amazing River Light community, and help River Light be successful on and off the field.

Perks

  • Four season tickets

  • Four 2025 supporters scarves

  • 25% off merchandise

  • Access to club training sessions, events, and more

     

Requirements

  • Provide housing from May 1 – August 4.

  • At the minimum the host family must be able to to provide the player with: their own room that includes a bed, a desk and chair, sufficient storage space, an internet connection, smoke detector in or by the player’s bedroom, linens/blankets/pillows/towels, laundry facility with detergent, and a bathroom.

  • Families with more private living arrangements like a mother-in-law suite, or private floor with bathroom and kitchen are STRONGLY encouraged to apply and will receive priority. 

  • Families living in the general Kane County / Fox Valley area will also be given priority, but any who meet the other requirements should apply. Living in Fox valley / Kane county is key for many visiting players who may not have a car and thus require public transit or other methods to get to training and matches.

  • It is encouraged to assist with transportation and food as needed but it is not required.
     

Support

  • River Light FC will provide ongoing support from beginning to end with forthright communication and availability for assistance with move in, move out, and any other needs.

  • We will run background checks for both the players and homestay families.

  • We will create a contract for all parties to detail expectations for both the family and player to ensure all parties are aligned in the host family arrangement.

  • We will provide transportation support as needed in the form of a ride share and food support stipend with a grocery card.
     

Application

To be considered, please complete connect with  josh@riverlightfc.com

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