The most important asset sport leaders have with athletes is their trust. You can cultivate and honor that trust by setting and promoting abuse prevention training and behavioral standards for adults in your organization-standards that can help keep young athletes safe. The U.S. Center for SafeSport developed best-practice Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) that are easy to adopt in any sport setting. MAAPP policies are required throughout the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, encompassing 11+ million athletes and allies in 50+ sports, and advised for all youth-serving organizations, casual or competitive.
Administrators: Here are some key things to know about what MAAPP policies require-including special responsibilities it may place on you-to support abuse prevention at sport organizations that implement these policies.
Visit maapp.uscenterforsafesport.org to learn more about these policies and how they can work for your organization.
Find out in this episode of the RoadMAAPP-one of six animated videos that break down MAAPP principles in bite-sized ways.