Billet Program Director
The CT Chiefs are looking for Billet Families for the 2019-2020 season.
The role of a host family is instrumental to providing a complete junior & midget hockey experience for these young athletes. Our young players are here in search of their dream to play hockey at the collegiate or professional level. Host families provide structure, authority and become an extended family for these young players, thus providing an ideal environment for them to remain focused and compelled to achieve.
Hosting a CT Chiefs is a great experience, whether you have a house full of kids or you live alone. They will bring energy and excitement to your home and you will get to know a great bunch of parents and families that are associated with our organization.
Hosting, or “billeting”, a player is a hockey tradition. From youth players in Canada, to junior players in the United States, to the AHL, and the NHL, the billeting tradition has helped many young athletes get acclimated to their new cities, schools and teams. Host families from the local community, by opening up their homes to young athletes, provide these players the opportunity to pursue their dreams in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Players arrive in the Newington, CT area in early-September and will stay through the end of the hockey season. The season will typically end by mid-late March or early April. High School players will likely stay through the end of the school year, so that they can continue their education and off-season training.
Host families will receive a monthly monetary stipend to offset expenses incurred by hosting, but the real benefit to host families is the lasting relationships formed with these young players and their families.
WHAT WE ASK OF THE HOST FAMILY:
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR PLAYERS:
We value the importance of our host families and appreciate your willingness to open up your home and become a mentor to our young athletes. Your generosity will not be taken for granted!