Policies & Procedures

District 10 Policies & Procedures, Page 16, District 10 Handbook

Rescheduling Policy

District 10 Hockey requires that all games being rescheduled follow the Game Rescheduling Procedures found on Page 31 of the District 10 Hockey Handbook.  Failure to follow the Game Rescheduling Procedures will result in a $250 penalty to your respective Association as well as the game rescheduling fees as outlined in the Game Rescheduling Procedure.

Photographic Devices Policy

District 10 strictly prohibits the use of any type of photographic device in the locker room.

Any use of these devices in the locker room could result in the player(s), coach(s), parent(s) or person(s) removed from all further team functions. It would be best for the players to leave such devices in the vehicle they came to the arena with or leave such device with a responsible party before entering the locker room.

Locker Room Policy

In addition to the development of our hockey players and enjoyment of the sport of hockey, the safety and protection of our participants District 10 adheres to USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program as a means to help protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, including emotional abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing.  To help prevent abuse or misconduct from occurring in our locker rooms, District 10 has adopted the following locker room policy. This policy is designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms.

Locker Room Monitoring

A sweep of the locker rooms and changing areas should be conducted before players arrive, and if the coaches are not inside the locker rooms, either a coach or voluntary locker room monitors (each of which has been screened) will be posted directly outside of the locker rooms and changing areas during periods of use, and leave the doors open only when adequate privacy is still possible, so that only participants (coaches and players), approved team personnel and family members are permitted in the locker room. Team personnel will also secure the locker room appropriately during times when the team is on the ice.

Adult supervisors for the locker room monitoring must follow the screening process in the MN Hockey Handbook, Page 54 Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse and Criminal Background Screening Policy.

Mixed Gender Teams

Some of our teams consist of both male and female players. It is important that the privacy rights of all of our players are given consideration and appropriate arrangements made. Where possible, District 10 will have the male and female players dress/undress in separate locker rooms and then convene in a single locker room before the game or team meeting.  Once the game or practice is finished, the players may come to one locker room for a team meeting and then the male and female players proceed to their separate locker rooms to undress and shower, if available.  If separate locker rooms are not available, then the players will take turns using the locker room to change. We understand that these arrangements may require that players arrive earlier or leave later to dress, but believe that this is the most reasonable way to accommodate and respect all of our players.

 Waiver Procedure Policy

Waiver request forms are obtained from the Association Presidents.

See the MN Hockey handbook, Youth Rules and Regulations, Page 24, IV Participation, for the newest policy on residency and participation.

Zero Tolerance Policy

MN Hockey Handbook / VIII Playing Rules, Page 29, Fair Play, 2., b. and d.

A team will lose their Fair Play points if:

  1. Per Conduct Rule XIV.C.2, spectator conduct becomes so abusive that, in referee(s)’ opinion, it is distracting from the game or inciting players, requiring the referee(s) to stop play and request specified individuals leave the area.
  2. An off-ice official (timekeeper, scorekeeper, penalty box attendant) provided by one of the teams exhibits conduct that results in the person being removed from their position by the referee(s).

(updated 8.29.2017)