Langley United Soccer Association – Change Room Policy Policy is available for download here
Change Room Monitoring
- Dressing Room
- Players should be supervised at all times. A lone personnel member should never be in any part of the dressing room, including any washroom or showering facilities, with any players at any time.
- Two (2) adults should be present together for supervision. Should separate dressing rooms be required, both dressing rooms require the appropriate adult supervision; the Rule-of-Two (hyperlink to those rules) policies and procedures must be adhered to.
The safety person should avoid treating injuries out of sight of others.
Recommend that when the coach of a female team is male, there must be two (2) adult female supervisors with the male coach. If not possible there may be one (1) male and one (1) female supervisor. The male coach / supervisor however, may not enter the dressing room until such time all players are fully clothed and ready for the game. He would be permitted to be within hearing distance to protect supervisors or players.
Team personnel and players should not share accommodations, regardless of the potential cost savings or other benefits. Unless the player and the adult are related as parents and children.
Team personnel should avoid touching a player. IN the case of an emergency / injury the comfort level and dignity of the player should always be the priority. Limit touching to “safe areas” such as hand to shoulder.
Parents/guardians should never leave their child unsupervised in a facility, nor should they leave their child alone with a single personnel member.
Sport and Training Facilities
Participants who are minors should never be left waiting in a facility without the supervision of their parent/guardian or personnel member.
Parents in Change Rooms
Except for players at the younger age groups Under 10 and younger, we discourage parents from entering the change rooms unless it is truly necessary. If a player needs assistance with his or her uniform or gear, if the player is or may be injured, or a player’s disability warrants assistance, then we ask that parents let the coach know beforehand that he or she will be helping the player.
Naturally, with our youngest age groups it is necessary for parents to assist the players getting dressed. We encourage parents to teach their players as young as possible how to get dressed so that players will learn as early as possible how to get dressed independently. In circumstances where parents are permitted in the dressing room, coaches are permitted to ask that the parents leave for a short time before the game and for a short time after the game so that the coaches may address the players. As players get older, the coach may in his or her discretion prohibit parents from a locker room. In general, parents should not enter the dressing room if the players undress to less than shorts and t shirts.
Co-Ed Dressing Room Policy
In all cases male and female participants must use different changing facilities until such time that all players are fully clothed and only enter a common change room with permission of the coach or supervisor
When separate facilities do not exist for both male and female participants.
Players shall dress, undress and shower in shifts.
Players of the under-represented gender shall be granted access to the shower facilities after the balance of the team
It is the responsibility of the team to ensure that these guidelines are followed
Smart Phones and Other Mobile Recording Devices
Smart phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras, are not permitted to be used in the locker rooms. If phones or other mobile devices must be used, they should be taken outside of the change room.