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Billeting

About

A critical element of any successful Girls Hockey program is a strong network of volunteers.  The DSE Girls recruit talented hockey players locally but across North America as well.  In order to take advantage of this great opportunity and chase their hockey dreams, the players need families willing to share their homes and become a “Home Away from Home” for them.

Our girls needing billet families range in age from 14 to 17, will be attending High School while they live in our community, and represent our team while pursuing their hockey dreams.
 
These relationships will often carry on for years after the player has graduated from the team. For those with younger children, this is a great opportunity to get an older girl in the house your children can look up to. We are confident the players will be great role models for younger children in the billet home and for Team.
 
To cover expenses, billet families are paid once a month. Some families have found it easier to house two players as they can travel together and provide company for each other.
 
Billet families can be two parent families, single parent families and “empty-nesters”.  All that is required is the willingness to provide a “Home Away from Home” for a player that has made the commitment to pursue the dream of furthering her hockey career.


Want More Info?

 

If you have room in your home and are interested in participating in the program, or need any additional information, please fill out your contact information in our Google Form.

* All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Keep me posted about billeting opportunities

Want to talk to a billet family?

These families are open to share their experiences

Adam & Amy Armstrong adam.t.armstrong@icloud.com

 


Do's & Dont's

Billet Family:

  • Establish a set of guidelines early on so the player knows what is expected of them.
  • Find out what types of foods the player likes to eat and understand the nutritional requirements of an elite athlete.
  • Understand a player’s practice and game schedule to plan mealtime.
  • Respect a player’s privacy and need for independence.
  • Create an open line of communication with the player’s parents.
  • Make the player feel comfortable, not only in your home but in your community.
  • Be a good listener if a player is stressed about playing time, team issues, homesickness, etc.
  • Take an interest in player’s season and go to games whenever possible.

 

Billet Player:

  • Know what is expected and acceptable in billet family’s house.
  • Be respectful of your new surroundings. After all, you are a guest in someone else’s house.
  • Don’t take things for granted. Just because something may be acceptable in your own house doesn’t mean it is acceptable with your billet family.
  • Be willing to participate in family activities where appropriate.
  • Serve as a positive role model for younger children in billet family.
  • Be willing to communicate with billet family.
  • Don’t take out your problems on the billet family.