The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes.

MAAPP Summary

The goal of Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies is to limit one-on-one interactions with minor athletes; interactions with minors should be observable and interruptible. Any violation of MAAPP is reportable.

The policy covers the following areas:

  • Limiting one-on-one interactions, including meetings and individual training sessions
  • Meeting and Training Sessions
  • Athletic Training Modalities, Massages and Rubdowns
  • Locker Rooms and Changing Areas
  • Electronic Communications
  • Transportation
  • Lodging

Questions regarding MAAPP should be directed to [email protected].

MAAPP Resources

Misconduct has the potential to not only affect your performance but also cause physical or emotional harm.

Spotting inappropriate behavior depends on understanding what’s acceptable as you encounter new and different situations.

More resources can be found at the U.S. Center for SafeSport.