Protecting Minor Athletes from Abuse

Federal law authorized the Center to develop training to prevent abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete. At a minimum, national governing bodies and Paralympic sports organizations must offer and give consistent training related to the prevention of child abuse to: (1) adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors and (2) members who are minors (subject to parental consent). 

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and National Governing Bodies (collectively, “Covered Organizations”) are required to follow the polices developed by the Center known as the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).