SALMON ARM SILVERBACK BILLETS
Some players spend just a week or two in Salmon Arm, but others spend an entire season with the team. No matter the situation, players need a place to call home while they are representing the city as members of the Silverbacks organization.
Each year, the Silverbacks have as many as 23 players on their roster at a time, plus affiliated players coming in to play for the team need a home to stay in.
Team players spend a lot of time at the rink, in the community volunteering, and on the road for a number of roadtrips. Some of these players will be taking classes at Salmon Arm secondary, the college, or online. With the BCHL being a road to the NCAA, academics are extremely important to both the players and coaches.
The team has a pair of billet coordinators that will be in communication with the players and billets to ensure both are having a good experience.
- Paid Monthly
- Unique chance to meet players from across North America and have an inside look at their hockey playing careers.
- Role models in the house for any children
- FREE season tickets
What Makes a Good Billet:
A patient and supportive family! Living away from family potentially for the first time can be a big change for a player. A good billet understands that each player is different, and will come from a different home enviornment. Communication is vital so players know what is expected of them, and billets know what the players need so both parties can have a great experience. When you both have free time, take the time to get to know your player. The more he feels a part of your family, the easier the transition will be moving away from home.
What a Billet Family Provides:
- A private bedroom and closet
- Nutritious meals
- A friendly, welcoming, and healthy home atmosphere
- A safe place for the player to take a break from his every day life trying to achieve his goals
If you think this sounds like a good opportunity for your family, please contact Brooks Christensen at the Silverbacks office. Call 250-832-3856 ext.233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about about becoming a billet.