Promoting Safer Youth Sport Settings

  1. Limiting one-on-one adult/minor interactions with an “observable and interruptible” standard that reduces opportunities for inappropriate conduct.
  2. Promoting awareness and prevention by requiring certain adults to complete SafeSport® training, so that those who affect athlete welfare can prevent, recognize, and respond to abuse.
  3. Increasing accountability by setting reasonable, enforceable rules organizations should require of adults who have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes

 

The MAAPP’s standards apply not only to settings within bounds of play, but also to:

  1. Meetings and training sessions
  2. Athletic training activities, such as massages and rubdowns
  3. Locker rooms and changing areas
  4. Electronic communications
  5. Transportation
  6. Lodging

 

Our new MAAPP website offers specifics on how these policies work—and how they can work for you. You’ll find:

  1. An introduction to the MAAPP and why it matters
  2. Tailored guidance for parents, coaches, athletes, and administrators
  3. Dozens of searchable resources that break down the MAAPP at varied levels of depth and specificity
  4. Free role-specific virtual trainings to help you apply the MAAPP and get questions answered in real time