NCAA Ice Hockey
Host Families for Titans Players
From a personal perspective, as a hosted player in the past, I am still in contact with my billet family. They call me their “adopted son” and I enjoy hearing from them as much as they like hearing about how I have moved forward in my professional and personal life. Not only did I enjoy the experience but, it prepared their own son when he ventured off to junior hockey and became a “billet player” himself.
Here are some questions you may have before deciding if billeting is for you:
What are the host family’s responsibilities?
Provide the player with a “room” for them to sleep and do homework. Player can share a room with another player. Host family is to provide meals for the player. The player can and should make their own breakfast and lunches. If the player is unable to sit down to dinner with the family due to practices, family should keep left-overs for the player to heat up when he gets home.
What are the player’s responsibilities?
The players will have their own personal care items, cell phone, laptops and provide for their own transportation. They must follow all the team and house rules and show respect for other family members. They must keep their room/space clean and do their own laundry.
How long does the billet season last?
Typically the season last from mid-August to March. Depending on how far the team goes in the playoffs.
Is there compensation to the host family?
Yes, there is a monthly billeting check that will help offset the cost of meals and other expenses.
Can a family host more than one player?
Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested.
If you are interested in billeting a player or know someone who is, please contact
George Haviland - Housing Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org