BILLET HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
The Monument Hockey Club is looking for great families who can help with billeting a player or two.
Help make a player's hockey pursuit easier while away from home by participating as a billet family and provide a great local home and family!
BILLETING - A HOCKEY TRADITION
"Billeting" is a hockey tradition and is especially important at the elite level of hockey. This concept involves local host families providing a home to out-of-state players for the hockey season. The billet program also allows these young men to complete their high school education, take college preparatory classes, and/or obtain part-time employment in the local community while pursuing the next step in their hockey careers.
One of the most difficult aspects for the elite level hockey player is moving away from home. The Monument Hockey Club feels that one of the components of success for these players is to provide a comfortable living environment. Much is expected of these players both on and off the ice, and the added demands of living away from home and their families often creates added stress. As a result, we strive to find homes that provide a positive family environment. To help alleviate such inherent anxieties, our players, in turn, are strongly encouraged to embrace the challenges of moving into a new household and become actively involved with the family that has so generously welcomed them into their home.
We value the importance of the billet families who open their homes to our players and appreciate the efforts made by the entire family in making our players' transition and pursuits easier.
Being a billet family can be a very rewarding experience. Strong bonds develop between the player, his parents, and the billet family, which often extend well into the future after the player moves on to the next level.
The Monument Hockey Club, the players, and their families appreciate the commitment, generosity and dedication of our billet families.
"Our family has been billeting for the last 5 years and it has been an incredibly positive experience for us. We have had the opportunity to share the AAA hockey experience with these exceptional young men and their families. We have stayed in contact with these kids and their families long after they have left our home. We have built lifelong relationships and are thrilled to have been a positive influence in their hockey careers."
- Rob and Debi Hoffman (Bantam B Parents)
"We have had a U18 billet for a year now. It's really been a rewarding experience. He has been a great addition to the family....a super "big brother" to both our hockey playing kids. It's been fun sharing experiences on and off the ice. He was a "rookie" last year, so, hopefully, we'll be enjoying his company for another Rampage championship year!"
- Kris and Mike Brooks (PeeWee AA and Bantam AA Parents)