As we get ready for the upcoming season, we are excited about our team and fans in Flint. We know it's going to be another exciting season and we are grateful to the Warriors families that are willing to open their homes to the Warriors players as billet families. The billet family is an integral part of our organization, and without their efforts, our club would not be successful!
Billet families invite Warriors players into their homes to be a part of their family for eight months out of the year. In turn the players, age 16-20, take part in many aspects of normal family life with their billets, from family meals to taking on active "big brother" roles at times with their younger billet brothers and sisters in their homes away from home.
A vital factor in accomplishing that goal is assigning players to billet families who serve as authority figures, role models, and extended family to their assigned player. The efforts of the billet families make a significant difference in the lives of the young men who have left their homes and families to pursue a dream. In our past experience we've seen players show dramatic changes in their confidence level, grade point averages, social graces, behavior, work ethic, relationship to others, and so much more. The benefit derived from placing the players with Billet families is truly immeasurable.
The unique bonds your family will form with the player(s) you house will last a lifetime. It is not uncommon for players, years after their time in the league, to keep in close contact with their former billet family: keeping them informed of their collegiate, professional and family lives and in many cases, even inviting their former billets to their weddings!
The management and staff of the Warriors greatly appreciate those considering serving as a billet family for the upcoming season.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need further information. If you want to pursue the possibility of billeting a player, please complete the Billet Family Application (download form here) and submit to Krista Ketterer via email or mail.
Michigan Warriors Junior Hockey Team
4460 E. Carpenter Road
Flint, MI 48506