There have been many questions about dressing room access. Please find a message from Organization President Brad Jackson regarding the dressing room policy.
Vulnerable Sector Police Checks must be submitted to Brent Campbell by email.
Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Certificate (Formerly called Speak Out!) must be submitted to Brent Campbell.
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Just to clarify the dressing room policy so there is no confusion. As per the OWHA handbook and Sarnia Jr Lady Sting rules there is a list of things that a person must have completed before they can enter a changeroom of an organization in the OWHA. The Sarnia Jr Lady Sting, as a member of the OWHA is required to follow and enforce these rules as a part of the OWHA’s risk management strategy.
The requirements are as follows:
- The person must be on a roster approved by the OWHA
- The person must have a Criminal record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening
- The person must have completed either the Speak Out Program the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders successfully
- Trainers and den moms must be female
Once these requirements are complete there is also a “Two Deep” policy. No adult should ever be in a position where there is not a second adult present when interacting with a player. This includes in person and electronic communication. In addition, both adults must have fulfilled the above requirements.
Male coaches, in addition to the above rules, are never allowed in a change room until it has been ascertained by a female member of the staff that it is appropriate to do so.
Our organizations coaches will be enforcing these rules throughout the season with no exceptions. Violations of these policies will result in suspensions of the parties in violation.
These rules have been put in place for the protection of all the participants and the volunteers.
If your daughter requires your assistance this can be done outside the confines of the change room. There are generally a few chairs around in the public spaces that can be used and if not could be requested from arena staff.
Thank you in advance for your adherence to these rules,
President Sarnia Jr Lady Sting