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The Sacramento Republic FC Residential Program offers high-potential players across the Sacramento Region and United States the opportunity to live in Sacramento and play with our Academy. These players have been identified through our scouting network as individuals who can maximize their development by joining our Academy and living in Sacramento on a full-time basis with host families.

Host Family Experience

Our Residential Program is made possible when a local family accommodates the housing and transportation needs of a player who resides outside of Sacramento. We focus on matching players with safe, caring, and healthy families within Sacramento who will contribute in meaningful ways to the development of the player. Our objective is to provide a collaborative support system that allows each player to achieve a high level of personal, athletic, and academic success. 

Opening your home to highly motivated soccer player can provide a unique experience and wonderful opportunity to help a young athlete achieve his dreams. Your family will play an integral role in helping him further develop as a person and Republic FC soccer player. This opportunity will allow each family to feel a deeper connection to our club, as well as having a positive role model and steward in our community.

Host family BENEFITS

  • As a Republic FC Academy host family, you will play an integral role in supporting our club’s player development pathway
  • Host families will have an opportunity to build a relationship with and offer support to a dedicated young athlete as he works to achieve his goals
  • Republic FC Academy players can serve as positive role models for younger family members and our community
  • A chance to connect on a deeper level with Republic FC and to gain a new perspective on soccer, as seen through the eyes of an elite athlete
  • Republic FC Academy will work together with the player's family and host family to facilitate financial support

host family Expectations 

  • Transportation to and from all Republic FC Academy functions
  • Three healthy meals per day, snacks included
  • Assistance with the player’s academy and personal growth process
  • Their own room, which must include privacy, a bed (double size or bigger), desk, dresser, closest and bathroom
  • Access to internet, television use, and laundry
  • A safe family environment
  • 24/7 access (key, code) to the home environment
  • Support and inclusion as one of the family members
  • Inclusion in family activities at the player’s discretion
  • Assistance with the player’s academy and personal growth process
  • Appropriate homeowners or renter’s insurance.

More information about our Residential Program and interested host families can be provided on request. Please contact Academy Director, Dennis Sanchez (, for more details.


Please note that each family will go through an extensive background check prior to officially moving any player into a new home. If you are interested in applying to be a host family and receiving further information please fill out the following application form: