Dressing Room, Operating Policies & Procedures, HL Coaches Manual (North London Nationals Hockey)

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For younger levels (from Fundamentals up to, and including, Minor Atom) parents are generally allowed in the dressing room to assist players in dressing and tightening skates.  However, Coaches may require time before and after games for "Chalk Talks" and so on.  At these times no Parents other than Coaching Staff will be allowed in the dressing room.  Note that some Coaches, however, will be able to invite Parents with the “RIS” certification to attend pre- and post-game talks at Coach’s discretion


At older levels (Major Atom upwards) players are expected to dress by themselves and tighten their own skates. Parents - should not be in the dressing room as Coaches will be there to help players and female players should dress in a separate dressing then join the team for the “Chalk Talk” before the game. Players may leave the dressing room for help with parent assistant skate tighten.



To provide a safe and comfortable dressing room environment with proper supervision for the player and team officials.  It will be the Policy of ALLIANCE Hockey that, when any player under the age of 18 is in the team dressing room(s) before, during and after a game or practice, a minimum of two (2) of the following shall be present in the dressing room(s) or immediately outside the dressing room(s) with the door ajar; two (2) team or club/Association officials, properly screened or one such official and an adult person associated with the team.


In the situation of Juvenile or U21 hockey the coach may use an adult player over the age of 19 to be the second adult associated with the team.



Any person found to be in violation of this policy will receive a warning for the first offence, a two-week suspension for a second offence, and a one-year suspension for a third offence.



  1. This policy does not apply to a participant and his/her parent or legal guardian.
  2. This policy to include "evaluations and balancing games".

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