New Locker Room Policy
|June 23, 2010
USA Hockey is concerned with locker room activities between minor players, locker room activities between minor players and adult players, adults being alone with individual minor players in locker rooms, and 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 directly monitoring the locker room during all team events to ensure that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room and to supervise the conduct in the locker room. Any individual meetings between a minor participant and a coach in a locker room shall require a responsible adult be with the coach.
Further, responsible adults 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.
All responsible adults serving as locker room monitors should be gender correct and the co-ed locker room policy must be followed as described in the current USA Hockey Annual Guide. Monitors must be screened and meet all USA Hockey screening standards.
The USA Hockey Annual Guide can be downloaded here. Information on screening standards and the co-ed locker room policy can be found on page 35.
Concussion Test & Guide for Coaches
OKCYHA Tryouts to be Held July 13 and 14
OKCYHA Travel Hockey Tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will held on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 so please mark your calendars. Information regarding registration, times and rink assignments will be posted on the OKCYHA website when it is available.
Now Accepting Coaching Applications
OKCYHA is now accepting applications for travel hockey head coaches for the 2013-14 season. Coaches are needed for teams in the following divisions:
Squirt Major, Minor and House Select (Birth Years – 2003 and 2004)
Peewee Major, Minor and House Select (Birth Years – 2001 and 2002)
Bantam Major and Minor (Birth Years – 1999 and 2000)
Midget 16U (Birth Years – 1997-1998)
Midget 18U (Birth Years – 1995-1996)
Applicants should complete the application linked at the top of this page, and return it by March 18, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Stacey Bauman, Director of Coaching at email@example.com
Tim Linville, Director of Hockey Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and good luck