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Published On: January 11th, 2020

Do you love baseball?

Are you interested in having an impact on a young man’s life, possibly his professional career?

Are you interested in building a relationship that may last a lifetime?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then it just might be the time to become a host family with the Eau Claire Express. Every summer young men arrive in Eau Claire with dreams and aspirations to play the sport that they love. The Eau Claire Express teams up with our community to provide the experience of a lifetime for these players and the host families that take them in year after year.

Host families receive many perks from the Express including season tickets and invitations to exclusive events. They build lasting relationships with great ballplayers, role models,  and possibly future MLB professionals.

If you have an interest in learning more about our host family program, click HERE!

To fill our an application for, click HERE!


The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.