Every year Tulsa Jr Oilers Hockey Club will welcome players from around the world to become part of its outstanding development hockey program. Our out-of-town players want to experience their time away from their families in a caring environment, and to have a home away from home.
Having a hockey player in your home takes time, patience, and a willingness to share. There are lots of differences – cultural and personal – and both are part of the joy of welcoming someone new into your home and in many cases making a new friend for life.
Frequently asked questions about housing a player
Q. What makes a great billet?
A. 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.
Q. May a family host more than one player?
A. 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.
Q. What am I expected to provide?
A. We ask that you provide:
- 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. (Players are responsible for meal expenses when traveling.)
- A patient, caring 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 player.
- The opportunity to make a difference to a young player and help him toward his dreams.
- A monthly stipend of $350
- Our billets are interested in sharing their lifestyle in a positive and mutually rewarding way and can offer a safe, secure and welcome home to learn and grow in.
- 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 tremendous for all involved.
Interested in becoming a billet? Contact Justin Lund at email@example.com for more information.