HOST A MILTON MENACE PLAYER THIS SEASON
EVERY SEASON OUR HOCKEY PROGRAM WILL WELCOME PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY TO BECOME PART OF OUR ORGANIZATION. OUR OUT OF TOWN PLAYERS WANT TO EXPERIENCE THEIR TIME AWAY FROM FAMILIES IN A CARING HOME ENVIRONMENT, AND TO HAVE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. PLAYERS RESIDE WITH LOCAL FAMILIES KNOWS AS “BILLET” OR “HOST” FAMILIES AND PROVIDE ROOM AND BOARD DURING THE HOCKEY SEASON. PLAYERS IMMERSE THEMSELVES INTO THE FAMILIES AND QUICKLY BECOME PART OF THEM. THE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS DEVELOPED BETWEEN PLAYERS AND THEIR HOST FAMILIES ARE INVALUABLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR FAMILIES TO HOST OUR MILTON MENACE PLAYERS.
Question: What makes a great billet family?
Answer: A caring and supportive 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.
Question: May a family host more than one player?
Answer: Yes, a family host at most up to two players. Often times more than one player can provide camaraderie for one another and share transportation expenses. All of our players fill out a detailed application and must comply with specific guidelines for behavior and academic performance.
Question: What am I expected to provide?
Billet Family Requirements
- A private bedroom for the player. Players should not be housed in a room with younger members of the billet host family.
- The billet home should be clean and organized.
- A caring and friendly home atmosphere
- The same guidance and attention you would want for your children
- Provide nutritious meals for the player or have food on hand that the player can prepare on his own. (Players are responsible for meal expenses when traveling)
- Provide access to internet, bathroom and common-areas such as living rooms, laundry room, etc.
- As a member of the family, our players are required to follow any house rules that you set for them. Provide them with a set of rules before they arrive, as well as help to enforce team rules relating to curfew, visitors, and standards of behavior.
- Follow all host family and team rules and show respect and consideration towards all family members.
- Provide their own personal care items, cell phones, and computers.
- Provide for their own transportation unless other arrangements have been made with the billet family.
- Take care of their room, including keeping it clean and doing their own laundry.
- Notify the host family of their whereabouts and stay in the billet home each night unless traveling with the Milton Menace or prearraged with billet family.
- Recommended to seek part-time employment or take high school or college courses in their free time.
General Information: Players arrive for the start of the season mid-late August and will stay through the end of the hockey season which will typically end by mid-late March or early April. Billet families will receive a monthly monetary stipend to offset expenses incurred by billeting, but the real benefit to billet families is the lasting relationships formed with these young players and their families.
PROCESS FOR BECOMING A BILLET FAMILY
- Contact the Milton Menace firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read and Complete the Milton Menace Billet Family Policies and Guidelines below.
- Complete a Vulnerable Screening Check.
- Meet and Greet with player, host family and Menace representative.