Become a host family for a Capitols player!
Madison Capitols Billet (Host) Families play a vital role in our organizations success both on and off the ice. These special people open their homes and hearts to our players, providing a place to live and an environment they can thrive in while they pursue their dream of reaching the next level of hockey.
Host families invite players, aged 14-18, into their homes to become part of their family. Arriving in Madison in late August and potentially staying to the end of April with the post season, the players take an active role in many aspects of family life with their billets and are expected to respect the host family rules and the rules of the club. The values and principles for success that are essential to become a member of the Capitols will be demanded at the rink, in the home, in school and in the community.
The Billet experience is a rich hockey tradition which is truly rewarding, with a unique connection that lasts a lifetime. Players often keep in contact with their Billets long after they are done playing, keeping them updated of their family and life’s accomplishments. If you ask any young player that has played away from home, their fondest memories likely include their Billets. An issue of USA Hockey magazine includes a testimonial from a former Billet player. Click here to view the article: http://www.usahockeymagazine.com/article/2011-12/home-sweet-billet-home
To become a Madison Capitols Host Family, please contact our Billet Coordinator, Penny Armagost. We ask that you provide the comforts of home with a separate bedroom and daily meals for each player. The Billet family is compensated $300.00 monthly per player for grocery expenses (paid by the player’s family directly to the billet family).
“You Can Make a Difference” in a young man or woman’s journey in life and be part of the Capitols Family by becoming a “Host Family”. We are always looking for both short and long term Host Families. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a Host Family, please contact us.