Locker Room Policy

ECHO’s Locker Room Policy (Generally) 

While the development of our hockey players and our players’ enjoyment of 

the sport of hockey are very important facets of our program, the safety and 

protection of our players are paramount and cannot be under emphasized. 

ECHO adheres to USA Hockey’s Safe Sport Program as a means to protect 

its players from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, including, but not 

limited to, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing. To help prevent abuse 

or misconduct from occurring in our locker rooms or changing areas 

(hereinafter, “locker rooms”), ECHO has adopted the following locker room 

policy. This policy is designed to maintain personal privacy and to reduce 

the risk of misconduct in locker rooms. 

Co-ed Teams and Locker Rooms 

Some of our teams consist of both male and female players. It is important 

that the privacy rights of all of our players are preserved and that appropriate 

arrangements are made. ECHO’s co-ed locker room policy attempts to 

balance the social integration and camaraderie of a team sport while 

providing a safe and respectful environment for all participants. 

If players are sharing one locker room, the team must have minimum attire 

policy, that is, all players must arrive at the rink wearing their hockey base 

layers or shorts and t-shirts (in good condition – no holes or tears in 

clothing) under their street clothes. All team members must have this 

minimum attire before entering a co-ed locker room so that no player of one 

gender has the opportunity to see a player of the opposite gender in a state of 


Cell Phones and Other Mobile Recording Devices 

Cell phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including 

but not limited to those devices capable of voice recording, still cameras and 

video cameras, are not permitted to be used in locker rooms. If cell phones 

or other mobile devices must be used, they should be taken outside of the 

locker room. In rare circumstances, it may be acceptable to take photographs 

or recordings in a locker room, such as for a victory celebration, but only 

when all persons in the locker room are appropriately dressed and have been 

informed that photographs or recordings are being taken. This should be 

done only under the supervision of a coach or volunteer locker room 


Prohibited Conduct and Reporting 

ECHO has a zero tolerance for all types of physical, sexual, and

emotional abuse, including bullying, threats, harassment and hazing. ECHO 

players, coaches, organization representatives and volunteers, among others, may be 

subject to disciplinary action for violation of this locker room policy or for 

engaging in any conduct that violates USA Hockey Safe Sport policies, the 

ECHO Code of Conduct, or any applicable law. Reports of any actual or 

suspected violations may be directed to the ECHO Safe Sport 

Representative, the Connecticut Hockey Conference USA Hockey

Safe Sport Administrator, or USA Hockey. 

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