Minotauros 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 higher levels of hockey.
Host families invite our players, aged 16-20, into their homes to become part of their family for eight months of the year. Arriving in Minot in late August and potentially staying to the end of May with the playoffs. 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 Tauros will be demanded at the rink, in the home, in school and in the community.
The Billet experience will truly be 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.
“You Can Make a Difference” in a young man’s journey in life and be part of the Tauros Family by becoming a “Host Family”.
To become a Tauros Host Family, please fill out the attached Billet Family Questionnaire below. The application gives the team information to ensure the best possible fit, with a good pairing of player and family. We ask that you provide the comforts of home with a separate bedroom and daily meals for each player. The Billet family is compensated with a “Billet Package” which includes season tickets and $325.00 monthly per player for grocery expenses. Whenever possible players will provide their own transportation and cell phones. In compliance with NAHL rules, all housing families must pass a criminal background check.
The Tauros 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 Ken Oda at firstname.lastname@example.org.