Recipe of the Week: Baked Salsa Verde Chicken

Recipe of the Week: Baked Salsa Verde Chicken

May 9, 2018By billetbetter

    This week, a recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But it’s a Numero Uno favorite any time of year! Easy to prep for you, and easy to please your players. Adjust the heat to taste and multiply the recipe to feed as many as needed. BAKED SALSA VERDE CHICKEN  Serves 4 (or 2 … Read More

Billet Building: End Of Season Essentials

Billet Building: End Of Season Essentials

March 22, 2018By billetbetter

A hard-fought season, over. Exit interviews, done. Player development, proven. If you lead a junior hockey team, you might think the season’s job is done. But don’t miss the opportunity to bolster a key component of your hockey program: billeting. Smart teams know the season wouldn’t hold together without the generous families who host their … Read More

Up Your Billet Appreciation Game

Up Your Billet Appreciation Game

February 15, 2018By billetbetter

    Hockey season’s approaching an end, and while teams may be focused on points, there’s another game winding down: your billeting program. Smart teams are prepared to make sure it goes out with a W, too. While some junior hockey organizations have a tradition of billet appreciation, many could use some improvement (or any … Read More

Takeaways from Trade Week

Takeaways from Trade Week

January 30, 2018By billetbetter

The adrenaline is flowing, and it’s not just from game excitement. It’s Trade Week. For USA Hockey member teams, that means coaches are evaluating rosters with playoff hopes in mind. Players are waiting for (or dreading) their next phone call. And billet host families are holding their breath. Because by February 6, everything in your … Read More

How To Avoid Bad Luck In Billeting

How To Avoid Bad Luck In Billeting

October 23, 2017By billetbetter

What do billet families dread? We asked new and seasoned billet hosts across North America. Without exception, their fears fell into these categories: Entitled players, schedule demands, girlfriends, billeting costs, and the endless amounts of food. The good news? Many of these problems can be resolved at the start of the season — or even … Read More

Top 5 Fears About Hockey Billeting

Top 5 Fears About Hockey Billeting

October 21, 2017By billetbetter

Chainsaws? Zombies? They’ve got nothing on what hockey billet families fear most. Billet coordinators face some tough (and real) concerns from the community members they ask to house incoming hockey players. Here’s how you can help put minds at ease. Share player details. Most hockey teams gather information from incoming players to help match them … Read More

Recipe of the Week: Super-Quick Chicken Soup

Recipe of the Week: Super-Quick Chicken Soup

October 12, 2017By billetbetter

You know those days when you’re rushing to get out the door, you haven’t been grocery shopping, and yet your players are starving for dinner/lunch/post-game snack? Okay yeah, pretty much every day of the hockey season. This soup has been my busy-day standby for years since it cooks up in less than 10 minutes. And … Read More