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 what do … Read More

Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Lasagne

Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Lasagne

September 26, 2017By billetbetter

Number one perk (or pitfall) of billeting? Making enough food to feed hungry hockey players. Since “enough” is as much about variety as it is volume, we’re adding a weekly recipe brought to you by real-life billeters. This week: Slow Cooker Lasagne. It’s pasta. It’s protein. It’s something you can leave cooking while you actually … Read More

Billeting Younger Hockey Players

Billeting Younger Hockey Players

September 20, 2017By billetbetter

Commonly, hockey billeting situations involve players who are 18 and older. The players are out of high school, seeking to play hockey at a higher level, and though they still rely on Mom and Dad (can you say, expenses?), they’re ready to experience life on their own. Living with a billet family is a great … Read More

25 Hockey Gift Ideas: Ways To Welcome Your Hockey Player

25 Hockey Gift Ideas: Ways To Welcome Your Hockey Player

July 26, 2017By billetbetter

The billets are coming, the billets are coming! Hockey teams are in the midst of assigning players to billet families. And people are just plain excited. We’ve been getting to know some terrific billet hosts around North America; many of them go out of their way to make the hockey players they’ll host feel right … Read More

Billet Family: Why You Should Be One

Billet Family: Why You Should Be One

July 19, 2017By billetbetter

  A billet family? You want us to do what? If you live in a hockey town, you might hear this question yourself — if you haven’t already. But even regular hockey fans might not know what it means to billet a hockey player. Billeting is a fancy way of saying “an out-of-town player who lives with a … Read More