Risk and Safety
Dressing Room Supervision (“Two-deep!”)
- Our Dressing Room policy is based upon the Ontario Women's Hockey Association's Dressing Room Supervision Policy. The Policy, which can be found here, states that "When players under the age of 19 are in the team dressing room (pre-,during, post-practices and games) two properly screened adults associated with the team shall be in the dressing room." For OGHA's purposes, den mothers (properly screened...see above for PRC and RIS info) are considered team officials.
- The OGHA is committed to providing an environment that is safe and respectful. It is the policy of the OGHA that there be no harassment, abuse, bullying or misconduct of any participant in any of its programs either through physical or virtual means. ( The OGHA Social Media policy can be found here). The OGHA expects every athlete, coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager, official, parent, guardian, family member, director, officer, volunteer, employee and chaperone within the Assn to take reasonable steps to safeguard the participants against harassment, abuse, bullying or misconduct.
NO PHONES IN DRESSING ROOMS! We have a strict policy of not allowing players to bring phones into dressing rooms due to incidents of cyber-bullying. Arrange music requests and streaming of music in dressing rooms with Den Mothers.
Mandatory reporting of injuries requiring medical attention:
- Reporting Injuries and Concussions--All injuries that require medical attention and/or medical clearance to Return to Play must be reported by emailing documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org .