When Steinbach Pistons players move to Steinbach, they are placed with families from the community that play an important part in the player’s success with the team.
Host families are expected to provide more than just a room and meals for our players. They are expected to give our players nutritious meals that meet the requirements set out by the team’s nutritionist, welcome them into their home and provide support when needed.
Playing for the Pistons means the majority of our players leave home for the first time when they are 17 or 18 years old to live with a host family in Steinbach. This can be a very rewarding experience for our players and host families. Some of our players suit up for the Pistons for multiple years, often staying with the same host family and building lifelong relationships. Host families of junior hockey players are known to keep in contact and to see them for years after our players are done playing junior hockey.
The Pistons cover the cost of our players living in your home and provide other perks, but the biggest reward is helping our players make the transition to becoming young men that are ready to pursue their dreams when they leave our organization.
All potential host families must participate in an in-house interview. This includes a tour of your home and completing a brief questionnaire in order for us to make a compatible match with the player and your family. The Steinbach Pistons require all of our host families to meet the high standards the organization has set. Our players are also required to respect their host families and the standards the team has in place.
HOST FAMILIES RESPONSIBILITIES
- Furnished Bedroom.
- Nutritional Meals.
- Communicate with their player. All concerns regarding the player should be directed as per the Billet Manual.
- Having the player feel at home and part of the family is very important.
HOST FAMILY BENEFITS
- 2 season tickets for each Steinbach Pistons home game.
- Several social functions with the team.
- Monetary Compensation is $315.00 per month to cover room and board, or a $350 Sobey’s gift card per month as an alternative to offset the cost. Don’t expect to make money by having a player stay in your home!
- An amazing experience of having a Steinbach Piston stay in your home and building memories and relationships that last a lifetime!
Contact the Steinbach Pistons Billet Coordinator Janice Fender at 204-326-4878 or 204-392-5309 for more information.