Dear Select Families and Friends:
Every season The Colorado Select rosters players on their competitive teams from outside the Denver metro area, including out of state. There are very few Tier I (AAA) level girls teams west of the Mississippi, and The Colorado Select being one of them has long provided opportunities for these high-level players, who qualify, to play in our programs here in Colorado.
The Colorado Select’s competitive (Tier) programs are designed to be residential programs. Players who are placed on the teams are expected to participate fully in all practices, games,tournaments and other team functions. Since The Colorado Select teams practice locally at least four times per week, it is necessary for these out-of- area players to reside in a home within commuting distance of The Edge Ice Arena. This is called billeting.
The billet period is generally nine months, covering the length of the academic school year. The players will enroll in and attend a local high school. The billet home typically provides room and board and is paid in the range of $300 - $500 per month to cover these expenses by the billet player/family. All hockey and personal expenses are assumed by the billet player/family.
We fully expect again this season to have billet players largely at the 19U and 16UAAA levels, and occasionally there is a billet at the 19U and 16U Tier II (AA) levels. We are currently looking to identify 8-10 possible billet homes as soon as we can so that there is an opportunity for these players and billet families to meet and communicate in advance of team placement.
Ideally, we would like to have all potential homes identified prior to the Tier I tryouts, which are the weekend of May 14 th – 15th, 2016. This will allow time for all to meet and for these players to get registered in school and time to settle in.
Please give this great opportunity some thought and feel free to pass this along to others you may know who are not in The Colorado Select association for whom this might be a consideration. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly at the below contact information.
Colorado Select Girls Hockey Assoication
Director of Hockey, Tier Programming
19U Tier I Head Coach