Locker Room Supervision
USA Hockey is concerned with locker room activities between minor players; minor players and adult players; adults being alone with individual minor players in locker rooms; and with non-official or non-related adults having unsupervised access to minor participants at sanctioned team events. It is the policy of USA Hockey and USA Hockey InLine that all Affiliates, Districts, leagues, and local hockey programs have at least one responsible adult present and directly monitoring the locker room during all team events. This adult will assure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel, and family members are permitted in the locker room. This adult will also supervise conduct in the locker room.
Any individual meetings with a minor participant and a coach in a locker room shall require a responsible adult be with the coach. Further, at least one responsible adult must personally monitor the locker room environment at all times while participants are present, and also make sure the locker room is appropriately secured during times when minor participants are on the ice. Teams, leagues and local hockey associations shall also comply with the USA Hockey Coed locker room policy set out below.
(Note: This is to be inserted between sections D & E of the Policies section of the 2009-2010 Annual Guide on page 35. Subsequent policies will be re-lettered.)
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