2023 BILLET FAMILIES
The Huskers are looking for Billet Families for the 2023 season. Our out of town players, aged 17-22, leave their homes to pursue their career in Canadian Football and call the Fraser Valley their home.
Build a connection that lasts a lifetime and help us invest in the leadership of tomorrow.
- July to October/November
- a private room
- all groceries to ensure nutritious food is available each day
- $800.00 a month
- support and guidance from the Head Coach, Billet Coordinators and organization throughout the season
Include the player into your family/life, events, day trips and meals. Many players and families build a relationship and positive connection on and off the field often beyond their football career.
Host families not only support your local football team, but gain a love for the game through the eyes of your billeted athlete.
Join us in making a difference to a young player's football journey.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the level of compensation that a Host Family receives for hosting a Player?
A: Host Families receive $800.00/month for each player that they billet. Payments are made on the first of each month by the player. This payment includes room & board access to laundry, internet, and meals.
Q: What age are the players in the program?
A: The players age 17 to age 22.
Q: Is there a minimum/maximum number of players that we can host?
A: No. We would prefer two (2) players in a home, but it is not required.
Q: What happens if the player is not a good match for a family?
A: It is always an adjustment for both the Host Family and the player. The Huskers will always do their best to work through any situations that may arise, and reach an amicable solution that allows all parties to move forward in a positive manner. If a player is simply not going to work in a particular home, we will make arrangements to transition the player to another home that is more suitable.
Q: Where do the players come from?
A: Most players are Canadian and come from various locations across Canada. League rules also allow four international players.
Q: When do the players arrive and when do they leave?
A: Players arrive in Chilliwack anytime between May and June, and will conclude their season between October and November depending on playoffs.
Q: Is there a contract or agreement that the Host Family is required to sign?
A: Yes. Each Host Family and player/parents are required to sign an agreement that clearly outlines the expectations of all parties involved in Host Family-Player relationship.
Q: What living space is required for a player?
A: Each player requires their own private room that is appropriately furnished as well as access to common living areas in the home.
Q: What are the requirements for feeding a player?
A: Host Families are expected to maintain groceries in the home to ensure nutrition is available. Families can provide meals and snacks, and/or players can prepare their own. Players are required to purchase their own supplements and any specialty food items.
Q: What is the expected level of “parenting” that a Host Family should provide?
A: It is expected that the Host Family treat the player as part of their family in the same manner that they would treat their own children/family members. Players are expected to strictly abide by all rules that are set by the Host Family.
Q: How do the players get to and from training and games?
A: The Players are responsible to ensure they have appropriate transportation to all practices and games. The Valley Huskers will transport teams to away games.
Q: Is the Host Family expected to provide transportation to/from social events and personal appointments?
A: No. The player is responsible for getting to and from any social activities, or personal appointments. The Host Family is certainly free to provide rides to places for the player(s) anytime they choose to do so.