Minor Athlete Abuse
Prevention Policies

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) aim to help young athletes feel safe, supported, and strengthened—by limiting one-on-one interactions between adults and children, requiring abuse prevention training for certain adults, and promoting environments in which misconduct is less likely to occur.

Throughout the 11+ million-member U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, all NGBs, affiliated regional and local clubs, and relevant adults must adhere to the MAAPP.

Beyond the Movement, any sport entity can—as many amateur organizations do—adopt or benefit from the MAAPP’s athlete safety guidance, which coaches, administrators, and athletes should follow in any sport setting.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport published the MAAPP in 2019.

A 2022 version of the MAAPP will become publicly available later in 2021 and is currently available to representatives of national governing bodies (NGBs).


This spring and summer, we are providing free tailored trainings for parents, coaches, athletes, and other stakeholder groups, and introducing elements new for the 2022 MAAPP. Preregister for all trainings (times are Mountain) by clicking the link within the training date: check back monthly for more training dates.