Billeting a Seattle Thunderbird
Expectations of the Player:
Participate fully in the family’s home in which they are living. This includes abiding by all house rules, helping with chores around the house, and eating all meals with the family, as long as the player is available. If a player is going to miss a meal, or other scheduled obligation with the family, he is expected to notify the billet as soon as possible. The player should provide the billet with a full school schedule (if applicable) as well as a game and travel schedule as soon as the player knows it. The player is expected to have his own arrangements for long distance phone calls (calling card, cell phone, etc.) and is expected to conduct himself in an appropriate manner when using the family’s things, especially while on the computer.
Expectations of the Billet Family:
The billet family should treat the player as one of their own family members. This includes giving the player the same responsibilities around the house as other members of the family. Also, the player is expected to be at all family meals, which means the billet family should make sure the player’s nutritional needs are met at every meal. If there are any questions regarding the nutritional needs of the player, our athletic trainer, Phil Varney is available to answer them. The billet family should expect the player to have a curfew of 11:00pm on non-game nights, and 10:00pm the night before games, unless otherwise specified by the coaches. The player is expected to be home immediately after road games, and by 12:30am on the night of home games, unless otherwise specified. If there is any problem at all with the player (this includes breaking either house rules, or team rules, as specified by the coaching staff), the billet should call the T-Birds hockey operations department immediately so that it can be resolved as quickly as possible. Finally, throughout the season random curfew calls will be made to billets house, so phone lines should be kept open around curfew time.
Benefits of Hosting a Thunderbird:
--Two Season Tickets per player billeted to all Thunderbird home games
--A check for $250.00 each month to help offset the cost of groceries for the player
If you are interested in becoming a billet for the Seattle Thunderbirds contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-239-7825.