posted Aug 29, 2010, 6:02 AM by Yvonne Moncovich
updated Sep 12, 2010, 9:11 AM
The issue of co-ed dressing arrangements in locker rooms continues to come up, and USA Hockey is frequently asked to provide some type of guideline about dealing with such situations. Teams, leagues, associations and USA Hockey need to recognize that there are gender equity issues to deal with when managing a coed locker room setting. Both female and male privacy rights must be given consideration and appropriate arrangements made.
USA Hockey’s member organizations should consider the following:
CCHA in compliance with USA Hockey and in cooperation with the Wilmington Ice House has a plan to implement the Coed Locker Room policy. For a copy of the full policy, follow the link below.
- Recognize that it is an issue that must be dealt with and that favoring one group over another can produce legal ramifications;
- Recognize that the ideal situation of using two, separate dressing rooms is not possible in many ice rink/arena settings;
- Recognize that it is an issue that will increase in visibility as girls’/women’s participation in USA Hockey continues to grow; and
- Recognize that it is an issue for members who are participating as players, coaches and officials.Teams, leagues and local
hockey associations shall also comply with the USA Hockey Coed locker
room policy set out below.
Locker Room Policy