EQUIPMENT CHECK GUIDELINES
Children grow quickly and conducting regular equipment checks is a key way to ensure the safety of all players. In addition to the full equipment check document below, here are some helpful tips:
- Conduct periodic equipment checks during the season, including checking for ill fitting equipment.
- Tighten screws on helmets monthly.
- Hockey Canada does not want children to share water bottles. They recommend putting athlete’s numbers on the bottles with cling-on stickers.
- Stickers and tape should not be placed on helmets as they may void the manufacturer’s warranty.