Wausau, WI – The Cyclones recruit talented junior hockey players who show great potential to play at the college level, and beyond, who come from all around the United States and even overseas. To take advantage of this great opportunity, the players need families willing to share their homes, and become a “home away from home” for them. The importance of the billet families to the Cyclones organization is immeasurable.
The players age ranges from 16-20 years old. In most cases, very strong bonds are made between the player and the billet family as well as with the player’s family. These relationships will often carry on for many years after the player has left the team. Often billet families can be seen following the player during their college career. Our players prove to be great role models for younger children in the billet family, as they demonstrate hard work and determination to achieve tough goals.
Families receive a monthly billeting payment for each player and Cyclones hockey season tickets. Billet families have included traditional 2-parent families, single-parent families and “empty-nesters” too. All that’s really needed is a willingness to help a player pursue their dream by providing a “home away from home”. For more details or to apply visit wausaucyclones.com/billetfamilies.
“There’s nothing more important to junior hockey than a billet family. These players would not find the success that they do through their junior careers without the support the families provide. I was so fortunate to have amazing families during my own junior hockey career and still keep in touch with them regularly,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.
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The Cyclones are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit wausaucyclones.com.
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