We are always seeking families who would be interested in hosting billet players for future seasons.
Billeting is an important part of youth hockey as it provides a unique opportunity for young players to live with a family in a new environment, develop lifelong relationships, and gain valuable life experiences. We are looking for families who are willing to open their homes and provide them with a safe and comfortable living environment and support them in their hockey journey.
If you are interested in being a billet family for the upcoming season, we invite you to fill out the form linked below that provides us with some basic information about your household. We will be setting up a meeting with all interested families to provide further details of the program.
Thank you for considering to become a billet family!
Frequently Asked Questions
According to USA Hockey, billets are families who host youth hockey players in their homes as a part of their family during the hockey season. The billet family provides housing and support to youth who have moved away from home to pursue hockey.
You will need to fill out the form linked above, go through a background check, and meet with Kraken Youth Hockey Association staff before being accepted as a billet family.
Each billet family will receive money from the player's family to help offset the cost of food and other necessities. More details to come.
We expect billet families to treat the player as a member of their family. They must ensure the player gets to practices and games on time, provide nutritional meals, and stay in contact with Kraken Youth Hockey Association through the duration of the season.
You must provide a bedroom for the player. If you are hosting multiple players, they may share a room as long as they each have their own bed. Players should not be roomed with other members of the billet family.
Our hockey season runs August through March, with breaks for holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. The player may stay through the school year (June).