East Coast Wizards Hockey is excited to be looking for new families for our 2019-2020 Junior billet program. We are thrilled to have players joining our teams from across the country and we are looking for Host families for a number of those players who will be joining us from out of state. We need your help in adding to the Wizard family for this season!
The boys and girls range in ages 15-19. The host families play a vital role in the ultimate success of our athletes. They will provide strong role models, authority figures and a supportive family environment that will make a significant difference in the lives of the young men and women who have left their families to pursue their dreams. The benefits derived by players from their billet families are truly immeasurable.
What is expected of the host family?
The player needs a room of their own or can share with a team member. They need a bed, bureau, internet, and closet space. Players are expected to provide bed and bath linens, personal care items, cell phones, media equipment and take care of their own transportation needs (most have their own vehicle). The monthly stipend is paid to help cover your player’s grocery expenses. It is the host families responsibility that the player’s meals are provided for.
What is expected of the players?
The players must adhere to all team and house rules and show respect and consideration toward all family members. Your generosity will not be taken for granted.
How long is a host family’s commitment?
This varies depending on the player. Most are with the family during the hockey season only. Some players go home for the weekend as often as the game schedule permits.
Families receive a monthly billeting payment for each player ($500 per month). Many families have found it easier to house two players, as they then travel together and are company for each other. Previous host families have included traditional 2-parent families, single-parent families, as well as "empty nesters". All that is needed is a willingness to help a player pursue his dream by providing a “home away from home”.
If you are interested, please contact: Freddy Meyer- firstname.lastname@example.org (Junior Boys)
Hayley Moore- email@example.com (Junior Girls)