At CDP we take immense pride in not only developing exceptional hockey players but also in fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for them, especially when they are away from home. Our billeting and player care program is designed with the well-being of our athletes as the top priority.

Hockey billeting is a process in which families provide lodging and support to players from out of town who are participating in competitive hockey. It is a crucial part of the hockey culture and creates a sense of community within the sport. Hosting a billet is an opportunity for a family to open their home, share their culture, and provide guidance and support for a young athlete. Billet families become a part of the player’s family, providing them with a safe and supportive environment while they pursue their dreams on the ice. Hockey billeting is a unique experience that forms lifelong connections and friendships between families, players, and teams.

The role of a billet family is instrumental in providing a complete junior hockey experience for these young hockey players. Our players are here in search of their dream to play hockey at the collegiate and professional level. This is not possible without the support and generosity of our host families. Host families provide structure, authority and become an extended family for these young players, thus providing an ideal environment for them to remain focused and compelled to achieve.

Hosting a CDT player is a great experience, whether you have a house full of kids or you live alone. Our players can help host families with weekly tasks associated with younger family members. They will bring energy and excitement to your home, and you will get to know a great bunch of parents and families that are part of our unique organization.

We are actively looking for billet families in the Illinois and Canada area’s for the season. To inquire please email our coordinator at [email protected].

By prioritizing the holistic development and well-being of our players, we aim to create an environment where they can thrive both on and off the ice. We believe that a supportive and caring atmosphere contributes significantly to the success and happiness of our athletes.

Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your young athletes




  1. Warm and Supportive Homes: Our billeting program involves placing our players with carefully selected host families who open their homes to provide a warm and supportive environment. These families are chosen based on their commitment to creating a home away from home for our athletes.
  2. Thorough Screening: Host families undergo a thorough screening process to ensure the safety and well-being of our players. This includes background checks, interviews, and home visits to guarantee that our athletes are placed in a secure and welcoming environment.
  3. Cultural Sensitivity: We understand the importance of cultural sensitivity, especially for our international players. Our billeting program embraces diversity, and host families are provided with resources to enhance cross-cultural understanding and communication


  1. Health and Wellness: Our dedicated medical and wellness team works closely with players and billet families to address any health concerns or special requirements. Regular check-ups, injury prevention strategies, and nutrition plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of each player.
  2. Academic Support: Education is a crucial aspect of our players’ lives. We collaborate with local schools to ensure that our athletes receive the necessary academic support, including tutoring and study sessions, to maintain a healthy balance between their sports and educational commitments.
  3. Mental Health Resources: Recognizing the importance of mental well-being, we provide access to mental health resources and counseling services. Our goal is to create an environment where players feel comfortable discussing any challenges they may be facing and receive the necessary support.
  4. Communication Channels: Open and transparent communication is key. We maintain regular communication channels between players, billet families, and our organization to address any concerns promptly and ensure a positive experience for everyone involved