Q. What are the benefits of being a billet family?
A. A new perspective on hockey, as seen through the eyes of your elite player. A first hand understanding of being a hockey fan, a hockey family and contributor to the growth and development of a young aspiring hockey player. The opportunity to make a difference in a young man's life. Lifelong memories of the experience and an opportunity to watch the growth and pursuits of a player wanting to take their hockey abilities to the highest level.
Q. Do we have what it takes to be a billet family?
A. It is of great importance to the Colorado Rampage Hockey program that we place our out-of-town players in caring family environments that are committed to providing a supportive home away from home. Opening your home takes time, patience, and a willingness to share.
Q. What makes a great billet family?
A. A open, sensitive and patient family. It can be overwhelming for a player to be so far away from home and away from their family. A thoughtful billet family appreciates that each player is unique, and that communication and mutual understanding takes effort. Billet families are those who truly wish to share their home and family with a billet. We do not accept billeters who are interested in money alone. Such motive is obvious to players and the Colorado Rampage Hockey program, and interferes with the intended billeting experience: a safe, secure, welcoming environment to have the opportunity of pursuing hockey, to learn and grow in.
Q. Do I have time for a player?
A. Even the most self-assured players appreciate good quality time with their billet family. Will you be in town for the duration of your player's stay? (Absences longer than two days must be approved by the Rampage Hockey Billet Coordinator in advance.) Is everyone in your household ready to accept someone with a different background? If you have children, are they comfortable with bringing another person into the family? Can you work your schedule to find time to help guide and interact with your billet.
Q. What does the billet family provide?
A. A separate room for the player (or a shared room for 2 players) furnished much as a college dorm would provide for a student: bed, desk & chair and clothing storage.
Nutritious meals including breakfast and dinner.
A patient, caring and friendly home atmosphere.
The same attention and guideance you would want for your own children.
Please download the Rampage Billet Guide on the Billet Information page for additional information.
Q. Can a family host more than one player?
A. Yes. Two (or more) players can share living quarters, transportation expenses and often times provide camaraderie for one another.
Q. What are the player's responsibilities?
A. As a member of the household, players are expected to show respect and consideration for all host family members. They are required to follow all household rules as well as share in the daily chores, maintain their own room and do their own laundry. Some examples of such responsibilities are found in the Rampage Billet Guide.
Q. Is there compensation to the host family?
A. Yes, families receive a monthly billeting payment for each player. Besides offsetting the expenses a family incurs when hosting a player, the compensation acknowledges the invaluable service families provide to the individual players and the Colorado Rampage Hockey program.