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keeping young athletes safe

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) limits one-on-one adult/minor interactions and sets standards for training and sport settings that prevent abuse and misconduct. Sport organizations invested in keeping young athletes free of abuse are strongly encouraged to adopt the MAAPP—now required throughout the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

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These policies guide interactions between adults and young athletes in varied settings and circumstances.

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We offer free live virtual MAAPP trainings tailored for parents, as well as more than a dozen abuse prevention courses at

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2022 MAAPP At-A-Glance

2022 maapp at-a-glance

An eight-page primer summarizing essential attributes of MAAPP scope and application, as well as important definitions.

2022 Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

2022 Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

The full model text of the Center’s education, training, and prevention policies binding U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement organizations and relevant individuals, effective January 1, 2022. These minimum standards may be bolstered by others adopted by national governing bodies in sport-specific, center-approved MAAPP policies.


Divided among six episodes, these short animations introduce the most important standards and concepts for the MAAPP, required in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.