A common question I get about solving billet problems is this: How can you possibly create billeting rules that apply to everyone?
The answer is simple. We don’t.
The challenge of billeting is that everyone has different habits and “norms” at home. Instead of suggesting everyone billet a player the same way, Billet Better documents allow you to define your individual billeting arrangement.
The Billet Home Contract (part of the Player and Billet Host packages) sets forth a list of house rules and expectations. These tend to be the source of many billet tensions (some you probably wouldn’t think of yourself!). Subjects come from feedback gathered from dozens of real people who have billeted before.
How Your Billet Better Home Contract Works
The Billet Host defines what their expectations are in each of these areas. For instance, one Billet Host might expect a Player to make his bed every day, be responsible for preparing his own breakfast, and help out with snow removal.
Another Billet Host may not worry about daily chores, but expects quiet hours to start at 9pm due to young kids at home.
A Player clarifies his expectations about food, socializing, and even things like where he can park his car.
Address Billet Problems Before They Start
By sharing the Billet Home Contract up front, the Billet Host lets a Player and his parents know what to expect. They can ask questions and changes can be made—before anyone gets emotional. Once agreed on by both parties, everyone has something to refer to if an issue comes up. It makes a problem easier to resolve together; it also gives a coach/organization something in writing to use as
Once agreed on by both parties, the contract serves as a baseline when an issue comes up. It makes a problem easier to resolve together; it also gives a coach/organization something in writing to use as backup if an issue gets thorny.
Solutions Don’t Stop At Your Billet Home
The Billet Home Contract is just one of the helpful forms in Billet Better Packages. Other documents include Medical and Legal releases, liability and travel protections, and more. All of these are created to be easily modified to fit your unique circumstances.