FGHA Policy Reminder Regarding Males in Dressing Rooms
In order to protect the privacy and safety of our players, please be advised that no males (of any age) are permitted in the dressing rooms while the players are getting changed.
For younger skaters who may require assistance in getting dressed, we ask that you assist your daughters in getting their hockey gear on before coming to the rink or outside of the change room.
If your player requires assistance tying skates, this must be done in the hallways outside of the girls change room. For some of our younger players, this rule may seem a little extreme given the girl’s age and ability however, this is a requirement of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA). As a member of the OWHA, the Flamborough Girls Hockey Association (FGHA) is mandated to follow this requirement.
Dressing Room Moms
While players are getting dressed, the FGHA requires dressing room moms to be in attendance (recommend two moms be in the room) and the change room door be closed to protect the privacy of the players.
Coaches in Dressing Rooms
During the regular season (and playoffs), male coaches are allowed in the dressing room once the girls are dressed, subject to some additional requirements. We must practice a 2 deep approach, making sure there are always 2 coaches in the dressing room. While coaches are in the room (before and after games), there must be at least 1 dressing room mom in attendance at all times. During this time, the girls are to be fully dressed.
If you have any questions about this requirement, please speak to your coach or to any FGHA board member whose contact information can be found on the homepage of the FGHA website at: www.fgha.ca