Frequently asked questions about housing a player
What makes a great billet?
A sensitive and patient family! It can be overwhelming for a player to be so far away from home. A thoughtful billet family appreciates that each player is unique and that communication and mutual understanding take effort.
May a family host more than one player?
Yes. Two (or more) players can share transportation expenses, and often times provide camaraderie for one another. All of our players fill out a detailed application and must comply with specific guidelines for behavior and academic performance (if applicable).
What am I expected to provide?
We ask that you provide the following:
- A separate room and closet for a player, or shared room and bath if hosting more than one player.
- Desk and chair, Internet access, and furnishings as you might find in a dorm room.
- Nutritious meals. (Billets are not responsible for meal expenses when players are traveling.)
- A patient, supportive, and friendly home atmosphere.
- The same guidance and attention you would want for your children.
What you receive in return:
- A firsthand understanding of being a hockey fan.
- A new perspective on hockey as seen through the eyes of your Jr. A player.
- The opportunity to make a difference to a young player and help him toward his dreams.
- A stipend of $550 for each player.
- Orientation and support from the Northeast Generals and other experienced billets.
Billets can share their lifestyle in a positive and mutually rewarding way while providing a safe, secure, and welcome home. Even the most self-assured players appreciate good quality time with their billet family. Is everyone in your household ready to accept some one new into your home? If willing, this experience can be a great choice.
We want to learn more about you and your family. In our application process we ask for a completed billet family application and an interview with the hosting family. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about becoming Northeast General billet family, please contact:
Richard Harvey Jackson
Director of Logistics