So what exactly do you get with a Billet Better package? How do you use the documents? What is this billeting thing all about, anyway? These are the questions we like to answer. If you can't find your answer, please email us—we may just add your question and solution to the list!
Questions About Billeting
- Opportunity. These players are building skills and often don’t have a team or league near home at the level they need to develop.
- Cost. Hockey is expensive. Really, really expensive. Lessening the cost of living expenses away from home helps a player pursue their hockey goals.
- Community. A great way to support your local hockey organization and become part of a new circle of great people.
- Friendship. By far and away the first and best reason people give for billeting. Players and hosts often become part of each other’s extended families and stay in touch for years to come.
People who love hockey, people who’ve never seen a hockey game, families with young kids, empty nesters, single people, young married couples… You get the picture. We’ll call them billet families just to make this conversation quicker. Anybody can offer to billet a player, but smart teams (and parents) do background checks and survey the accommodations. Another reason to get ready-to-go documentation from Billet Better.
As a general rule, yes (although you won’t get rich doing it). The player is responsible to pay a monthly stipend determined by the team (usually $300-400) to cover room and board. What does “room and board” include? A-ha! Billet Better package will help answer and ensure both parties agree on these expectations.
Tips to Be a More Hospitable Host to a Junior Hockey Player - USA Hockey Magazine
To Billet or Not to Billet - Blog post
Being a Hockey Billet Household - Metroland Media Group
Importance of Billets to NHL Prospects Can't Be Understated - The Hockey News
5 Tips for Life with Your Hockey Billet - Hockey Family Advisor
Daily Dish: The Host Family - JuniorHockey.com
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