Billet Info

The Willmar Warhawks are seeking good homes to house a WarHawks player for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Players in the NA3HL come from all over of the country and around the globe. When they arrive in Willmar they need a place to live during the season. This is where host families are very important, by performing the incredibly vital job of providing Warhawks hockey players with a place to live while these young men train and prepare to play ice hockey at the collegiate and professional levels.

Billets invite these players into their homes to be a part of their family for seven months out of the year. They are not tenants, but a part of your family. The unique bond your family will form with the player(s) you host last a lifetime, as it is not uncommon for players, years after their time in the league, to keep in close contact with their former billet families, keeping them informed of their collegiate, professional and family lives.

It is easy to become a housing family for the Willmar Warhawks. It is required that the billet families provide:.

1. A family atmosphere while players live away from home.
2. A separate bedroom for the player(s), to include bed and linens.
3. Internet access during the day and evening.
4. Prepared meal for dinner, and make available healthy food for breakfast and lunch (players may make their own breakfasts/lunches, we just don’t want them to have to make their own dinner).

Housing families are compensated a monthly stipend of $350 per player to help defray costs. In addition your family receives two season tickets for the billet family  for Warhawks home games.

Warhawks players report to Willmar in early September and stay until the end of the season in mid-late March. While here, the players must adhere to a strict set of rules which are observed at the rink, at home and in the community. Family/ house rules are also part of the guidelines for the players.

The Willmar Warhawks are looking for housing families, both short- and long-term. If you have questions or are interested in becoming a housing family, please contact Monica Ims, Billeting Coordinator, at billet@willmarwarhawks.com

You may also access the application for hosting a billet here:
WarHawks Host Family Application

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REVIEW BILLETING FAQ