BILLET (HOST) FAMILIES
Player housing (also called billeting) is a true hockey tradition, and is especially important at the junior level of hockey. It involves host families opening their homes to out-of-state or out-of-country players. It also provides an incredible opportunity for these athletes to pursue the next step in their developing hockey careers. It is a very unique opportunity to be involved in the community as well as our junior hockey program.
Player housing is an essential part of the Junior hockey program and it is our commitment to our players and their parents to provide them with a good home.
Frequently Asked Questions about Billet Programs:
Q: Can a family host more than one player?
A: Yes! Two (or more) players can share transportation expenses, and often provide company for one another. As long as there is room for the players to stay, families can house as many players as they feel comfortable with.
Q: What are the family’s responsibilities?
A: Families can provide the player with their own room, or two can share a room if the family is hosting more than one player. The room should have a bureau, closet space, and preferably, a desk and chair. The family also needs to provide meals for their player(s). Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Q: What are the player’s responsibilities?
A: The player will provide their own bed and bath linens, personal care items, cell phone, TV/computer and will provide for their own transportation. They must follow all team and house rules including keeping it tidy and doing their own laundry. When traveling (away games), players will be responsible for their own meals.
Q: How long does the billet last?
A: The length of time depends on the family and the individual. Players usually arrive at the end of August or early September, depending on whether they have to get started in school. The season ends sometime in March, depending on playoffs. Some players stay with families throughout the hockey season, while others arrange to live with the family throughout the calendar year to satisfy academic or employment obligations. The length of stay is one of the key determining factors we use in matching a family with a player.
Q: Is there compensation to the host family?
A: Yes, families receive a monthly billeting payment for each player. Besides offsetting the expenses that a family incurs when hosting a player, the compensation acknowledges the invaluable service families provide to the individual players and the JHL MD organization.
Q: I work full time and cannot always have a meal prepared – is that a problem?
A: Host families are unique and most have their own family balance. The most important thing is to have nutritious food available to the player and to discuss what works best for him in those situations.
We are currently accepting applications for billet families. If interested, please contact:
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