The St. George Ravens are seeking host families for the season!
Hosting an athlete is an exciting and rewarding experience. When a family chooses to welcome a young athlete into their home, or more importantly, their family, the opportunity is there to establish a friendship and make a difference in the athlete’s life. For many of the players, this will be their first time living away from home. When opening your home to a young athlete, you both have the opportunity to learn about each other by sharing family traditions, developing a friendship, and exchanging hometown stories. As a host family, it is exciting to watch the athlete grow and develop over the course of the hockey season. Families that open their homes to our players are an integral part of the success of our program.
Billets receive a $500. monthly fee from their player or their family. The team will work with both sides to help ensure that there is a clear agreement up front before the Billet and their host agree to the terms of their placement, but the real reward is the lasting friendships that are formed between players, their parents and host families. Many times the young aspiring athlete becomes a role model for the younger children in the household creating a great mentoring relationship. Dinnertime is always a great time for everyone to connect and share their day. The young players look forward to that time as it reminds them of their own families.
If a player arrives mid-month the stipend will be prorated accordingly. We know that the success a player attains on the ice is due to the many things that he does to prepare himself off the ice. A living environment that feels like home contributes to the successful development of the elite athlete.
Host Family Provides: A bedroom for a player or players, basic meals, general toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste) and laundry facilities. Host families are not responsible for supplying unlimited amounts of food or snacks, providing clothing or non-essential items (cologne, magazines, etc.). Transportation and school related expenses are the responsibility of the player and not the host family. All players must follow the rules of the house set by the host family. Host family assists St. George Ravens organization with player compliance with team rules and regulations.
To assist in this goal, billets will also receive FREE SEASON PASSES FOR FAMILY + PLAYOFFS to the Ravens home games so they can watch players grown on-ice throughout the season.
Benefits of Becoming a Host Family
Benefits to the Player