Be part of the excitement, become a billet today!
Every year the Las Vegas Thunderbirds will welcome 25 players from around the world to Nevada. Their stay lasts anywhere from a single day to a whole season.
Our players need a caring and safe environment in which they feel at home. This takes time, patience, and a willingness to share on your family’s behalf.
What makes a great Host Family?
Being a host family takes time and dedication. Understanding that the player is away from their family, that this player is a young adult, and that getting used to a new environment can be tough. The best way to overcome this transition is for you to share your lifestyle in a positive, safe, and caring manner.
Don’t be afraid to make time to spend with your player. The player needs to feel like they are part of your family, and including them in your daily activities is essential to a caring environment in which the player feels like they are at home.
What you can provide
– A private bedroom and closet
– Nutritious Meals (daily)
– The same guidance and care that you would show for your children
What you will receive
What you can expect to get out of being a Host family is a first hand view of what it’s like to be a Junior hockey player. You will see the problems that a player can face, as well as the triumph that one can have during the course of a hockey season. You also receive the opportunity to make a difference in a young players’ life by being their home away from home. These relationships can last a lifetime! You will also receive season tickets for your immediate family, a monthly stipend, and an invitation to the year end banquet.
How to Apply
The application process shows us who you are and if you would be a good fit for a young hockey player. We would like a written application, a personal interview in your home, and personal references from you. More info? Contact us today!