Billeting Players

Billeting 2019/20 Season Information

The Tilsonburg Jr A Hockey Club is now accepting host family applications for the upcoming season. These are special families whom open their doors to young men, aged 15-21, playing specificly for the Tillosnburg Jr A Hockey Club; providing them with a safe living environment for their durations with the team. For many of our players, this will be the first time they leave home. The teams will make it a priority to find the best possible homes in the surrounding area for our players to have success on and off the ice. 

Your role with the team: 
The player must adhere to all team rules and to the house rules of the billet family. He must respect all family members. To cover food expenses; billet families will receive $600/month + 1 Season Tickets/Player to be paid on the first day of the month. You may house more than one player if you desire.

The responsibilities: 
The host family is asked to provide the player with a room of his own. In addition, the billet family needs to provide the player with 3 meals a day. If the player is not home for the evening meal then the billet family is asked to grant him access to the kitchen to prepare a meal for himself. 

How to apply: 
These families must first apply to our team billet coordinator. If their application meets a team standard, the family then goes through several interview stages. Only after this process does a family have the chance to billet players. Our interview process for selecting these families ensures our players will be in a safe and secure home environment. 

For those families interested in becoming a billet family

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Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club: All about billeting

If you’re not familiar with billeting, this basically occurs when families (host families) open their homes and hearts to Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club’s players who are living too far away to commute during hockey practices and games.

Overall, these special people play a vital role in our organization’s success since it enables players to pursue their hockey dream. They are not only responsible for giving them a place to live, but also provide them with an environment in which the player can thrive physically, academically and emotionally.

Basic guidelines

To prevent incidents, Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club has provided several guidelines for the host families, player families and players themselves. 

Reminder: Please note that these are simply guidelines to assist the host families and player families in determining the rules, responsibilities and expectations that they need to follow:

For the host family:

  • The host family must only cater up to two (2) players in the house
  • The host family must provide the players with a safe, fun, healthy and fair, and inclusive family environment.
  • They must provide the player with rides to and from practices, games and team events.
  • The players must attend school regularly and be provided with a suitable place to complete all assignments.
  • The host family must provide the players with a private bedroom.
  • The players must be provided with a suitable location to store equipment.
  • The player’s belongings must be treated with care and respect.
  • The player must not be left alone while in the host family’s care.
  • A mandatory curfew must be established for the player based.
  • The player must not stay overnight at another location without the consent of their family.
  • The player must be provided with 3 full, healthy meals a day and accessible snacks.

For the players:

  • The player must bring their own clothing, toiletries, laundry supplies, and school supplies, as well as money for their own snacks.
  • The player must pay for their own flights, hotels and meals on the road and at tournaments.
  • The player must pay for their own long-distance calls.
  • The player must obtain prior approval for bringing any guests into the Host Family’s home.
  • The player must keep his/her room or living space tidy and clean, and clean up after herself in the home.
  • The player must participate regularly in family chores.
  • The player must attend all team practices, games, tournaments and other team events.
  • The player must keep in mind that billeting is a privilege and not a right.
  • The player must follow the host family’s house rules, including the mandatory curfew.
  • The player must respect the individuality, privacy, and beliefs of each member of the Host Family.
  • The player must not engage in any form of discrimination or harassment towards any member of the family.

For the player’s family:

  • The player’s family must be able to come and pick up the player if they are sick, injured and need to stay home from school for more than one day.
  • The player’s family must acknowledge that the host family is taking on a great responsibility, and using their best efforts to assist and cooperate with the regulations.
  • The player’s family must not hold the host family liable for injuries or accidents that may occur (including at games, in practices, at home, at school, or on-route to these places).
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