Arriving in late August and staying through March, the players take an active role in many aspects of family life and are expected to respect the host family rules as well as those of the Steel. The values and principles for success that are essential to become a member of the Steel will be demanded at the rink, in the home, in school and in the community.
Players make excellent role models for younger players aspiring to play at higher levels. Players often keep in contact with their billet family long after they are done playing for the Steel. If you ask any young player that has played away from home, their fondest memories likely include their billet family.
The application process gives the team the information we need to ensure the best possible fit, with a good pairing of player(s) and family. The host family is compensated $300.00 per month/per player for groceries and expenses. Host families will receive tickets for all Steel home games (played at the Chippewa Ice Arena). Players will provide their own transportation and cell phones.
In compliance with league rules, all housing families must pass a criminal background check.
Fill out a Host Family Application Here: Chippewa Steel Host Family Application
Contact Host Family Coordinator Leah Erickson at email@example.com to begin the process.