PLAYER HOUSING

HOUSING WITH LOCAL HOST FAMILIES

Player Housing

The Boston Hockey Academy believes that players should live within a family environment in which they can thrive physically, academically and emotionally.

Any player who desires housing will be matched to a host family who is carefully vetted and curated by the Boston hockey community. Each family must undergo specific training and be cleared by USA Hockey in order to host.

Host Families who open their homes and hearts to Boston Hockey Academy players have a vital role in the students' success on and off the ice. These special people enable your child to pursue his hockey dream not simply by providing them with a place to live, but with enabling an environment in which your child can thrive.

A successful housing experience is truly rewarding for both the Host Family and the player through the formation of a unique connection that lasts a lifetime. Host Families and their players often stay in contact long after the player finishes playing. Any young player who has played away from home will tell you that some of their fondest memories include their Host Families and vice versa.

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Host Family Guidelines

  • All adults living in the household of the Host Family will have undergone background screening in accordance with the policies of USA Hockey and the Boston Hockey Academy prior to the Player moving in with the Host Family.
  • All adults living in the household of the Host Family will have completed SafeSport training prior to the Player moving in with the Host Family.

Host Family Responsibilities

Each Host Family agrees to the following:

  • Provide the Player with a safe, healthy, and supportive family environment.
  • Comply at all times with these terms and the USA Hockey SafeSport Policies.
  • Provide player with private bedroom or shared if agreed upon.
  • Establish a mandatory curfew for the Player based on the Player’s family wishes.
  • Ensure that the Player does not stay overnight at another location without the consent of the Player Family.
  • Provide meals/snacks for the student when they are home.
  • Provide laundry facilities for the Player.
  • Prior to the start of the Host, clearly and fully (i) describe the living arrangements and (ii) communicate the house rules to the Player and the Player Family.
  • Respect the individuality, privacy, and beliefs of the Player.
  • Not engage in any form of discrimination or harassment towards the Player or towards any other people in the presence or to the knowledge of the Player
  • Abide by a strict no drug, alcohol and tobacco policy (meaning that no illicit drugs will be given to or be used around the Player, no prescription drugs will be given to the Player unless prescribed by a doctor and with the permission of the Player Family, and no alcohol will be given to the Player).
  • Communicate regularly with the Player and the Player Family, and immediately inform the Player Family of any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Acknowledge that the Player Family is entrusting them with a great responsibility and use their best efforts to comply with this agreement and any other agreements or terms reached between the Player Family and the Host Family.
     

Player Responsibilities

The player and the player's family agree to the following:

  • Bring their own clothing, toiletries, laundry supplies, and school supplies, as well as money any other incidentals.
  • Pay for their own discretionary expenses
  • Obtain prior approval for bringing any guests into the Host Family’s home.
  • Keep his room or living space tidy and clean, and clean up after himself in the home.
  • Attend school, study hard and maintain good grades.
  • Attend all team practices, games, tournaments and other team events.
  • Remember that living with a host family is a privilege, and not a right.
  • Abide by the Host Family’s house rules, including the mandatory curfew.
  • Respect the individuality, privacy, and beliefs of each member of the Host Family.
  • Not engage in any form of discrimination or harassment towards any member of the Host Family or towards any other people in the presence or to the knowledge of the Host Family.
  • Inform the host family of any special dietary, medical or other requirements.
  • Inform the Host Family in a timely manner if he plans to be away for an extended period of time.
  • Not stay overnight at another location without the consent of the Player Family and advance written notice to the Host Family.
  • Refrain from any substance use (drugs, alcohol, or tobacco).
  • Communicate regularly with the Host Family, and immediately inform the Host Family of any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Comply at all times with these terms and the USA Hockey SafeSport Policies.
 

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