NMAHA Rules of the Locker Room
The locker rooms at any venue are for hockey teams and their coaching staff ONLY! Parents, siblings, other relatives and friends are not permitted in the locker rooms. The only exception to this is for MINI MITES, MITES and SQUIRTS and only when a screened Team Official is present in the locker room. A parent may assist players in these age divisions to prepare for practices or games. Parents of younger age division players are encouraged to help prepare their child and then leave. Wean your child of needing assistance as early as possible. If the only thing that they can′t do is tie their skates then they can go outside the locker room to get them tightened or a coach can help them out. There′s no reason for parents, siblings, other relatives and friends to be in the locker room.
2010 - 2011 USA Hockey Locker Room Policy
The locker room is for Players and Coaching Staff
Parents are not welcome in the locker room
Siblings are not welcome in the locker room
Sticks are not welcome in the locker room
Horseplay is not allowed in the locker room
Under no circumstances are males allowed in the GIRLS locker room. That includes Dad! Male coaches are only permitted in the GIRLS locker room IF the team is dressed AND there is an adult female team official present in the locker room (for pre-game talks or pre-practice instruction). Similarly, females are not allowed in co-ed team locker rooms above the Squirt age division. Female players will dress in a separate locker room and may join the team only for pre-game talks or pre-practice instruction if the rest of the team is dressed.
Locker room cleanliness is the players′ responsibility. Coaches will police the locker room after every game or practice to ensure that it is picked up. When players are done dressing for games or practices, they are asked to zip and stow their gear bags so that other players may walk in the locker room without obstructions.