Young athletes are safer when all adults in any sport setting have a common basis of best practices for preventing abuse and misconduct in and around sport activities. However, league or organization administrators crafting prevention policies may wonder where to find robust, easy-to-apply guidance that reflects the operational and safety realities of today’s sporting landscape.
Fortunately, they can reference and take cues from policies we’ve developed for millions of athletes and allies in over 50 sports representing the entire U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. These are the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP). Our RoadMAAPP series—six animations, each less than two minutes—will introduce you to the MAAPP and show you ways to keep young athletes safe./