Do you want to be a part of the Springfield Jr. Blues?
The Springfield Jr. Blues are currently looking for host families for the 2013-14 season. Being a host family is a great way to be a part of our storied franchise. The Jr. Blues are entering our 21st season as members of the North American Hockey League.
What is a host family?
A host family provides room and board to our players. The family houses our players from late August until the playoffs are over in April or early May.
What is expected of a host family?
A host family is expected to create a family like atmosphere for the player. The host family is also to create a fun and safe environment for a player to call home. Additionally, host family are to provide food and/or meals for players while they are home, as well as a bed to sleep.
Does a host family get paid?
Yes. Host families will receive a monthly stipend of $300 per player, to cover the cost of food.
Why should someone host family players?
Host family is a very rewarding experience for both the players and the family. The goal of host family is to create a “home” for players while they are working toward their goals of advancing their hockey career. The student-athletes are in Springfield to give back to the community while trying to move to the next level. By becoming part of your “family”, host families have the opportunity to create a special bond with players that can last a lifetime.
Who are the players?
The Jr. Blues players are 16-20 year old from across the US, Canada, and Europe. High school aged players will finish school and high school graduates will take Jr. College classes, work a job, or engage in team activities during the day while participating with the Jr. Blues practices Monday – Thursday 2-6pm with games on Friday and Saturday nights.
Why the Jr. Blues need YOU!
Without host family families the Jr. Blues would cease to exist. Host family families are an important part of the organization. Host family spends more time with the players than the coaching staff, which makes them the most influential people in the players lives. The Jr. Blues are currently looking for host family families for the 2013-14 season.
If you would like more information please fill out the form below and someone will be in contact. Thanks for your support of the Jr. Blues!