The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) were updated as of January 1, 2022 based on the new guidance by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) aim to reduce common abuse and misconduct risks by limiting contact between adults and minors and keeping sport organizations accountable for enforcing these limits.

WHO DOES THE MAAPP APPLY TO? 

Adult Participants in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement with regular contact with or authority over Minor Athletes.

WHEN DOES THE MAAPP APPLY? 

When there is “in-program contact,” meaning these three conditions exist: An Adult Participant, a Minor Athlete, and contact or activity related to sport participation.

Please find links below to one-pagers to accompany the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies are an important first step in what will be an ever-evolving and improving process to make all athletes safe and free from any form of abuse in sport. Violations of the MAAPP policies should be reported to safesport@usaracquetball.com.

For more information on the MAAPP, please visit the U.S. Center for SafeSport's MAAPP website.