Ready to Become A Billet Home?
The Rochester Junior Americans North American Hockey League (“NAHL”) team will commence play in August for the 2023-2024 season. As we look forward to welcoming these young men ages 17-20 into our community, efforts are now underway to implement the team’s billeting program. Billeting, a hockey tradition of sorts, involves host families opening their homes to these young men thereby enabling them to pursue the next step in their developing hockey careers. The billet program also allows individuals to complete high school educations, take college classes, and/or pursue part-time employment in the local community.
Host families provide housing and three meals a day while the young men are in town. Host families receive a monthly stipend of $500 and complimentary season tickets to home games (up to 4 tickets per host family). The hockey season runs from mid-August to mid-April.
Being a billet family can be a very rewarding experience. Strong bonds are often made between the player, his parents and the billet family, which frequently carry on well after the player has moved on to the next level. The Rochester Junior Americans coordinate this program for our players and encourage interested families to read the frequently asked questions below.