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 six areas:

  • Limiting one-on-one interactions, including meetings and individual training sessions
  • Massages and rubdowns/athlete training modalities
  • Locker rooms and changing areas
  • Social media and electronic communication
  • Local travel
  • Team travel

Questions regarding MAAPP should be directed to safesport.general@usav.org.


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 on the USOC SafeSport page.