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 Adult Participants must adhere to the MAAPP. These policies are minimum requirements, and individual NGBs may choose to bolster them with additional sport-specific standards approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

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

The 2022 MAAPP is effective January 1, 2022.


This year, 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 two-hour trainings (times are Mountain) by clicking the link within the training date: check back monthly for more training dates.