To billet is to locally house players aged 17-20 while also stepping in as a parental influence while the player is in town playing for the San Diego Sabers. These players need homes from August to mid-March, with the potential to extend into April due to playoffs.
These players are in need of a safe, supportive home as they join our teams from all over the world including North America and Europe. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the San Diego Sabers and to support young athletes as they strive for their hockey goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a billet family?
It is a family offering space in their home for a player to live during the season. It is the player's home away from home.
Are billet families paid?
Yes. Families are paid a monthly stipend per player. The money is provided to help offset some of the expenses of hosting a player but does not eliminate the expenses.
Can a family billet more than one player?
Yes. The only requirement is that each player has adequate space including a bed, closet/dresser, and access to a restroom.
How long does a player stay?
Players typically arrive in early August and stay through the end of the season, typically in March.
What is expected of the billet family?
Provide a clean, family atmosphere and 3 nutritious meals & snacks/day to the player. They are also expected to communicate with coaches and maintain open communication with their billet players.
Will I have to pass a background check?
Yes, the USPHL requires background screenings for all billet families.