USAT Rules and Conduct Requirements

Mountain Man Events and USAT embrace and support a positive event environment. Participants are expected to know and follow rules of the sport and demonstrate respect, sportsmanship, and participate as a community in the safety and support of athletes, participants, spectators, and local community members. USAT has been proactive in monitoring and training directors, staff, participants, and volunteers through the USAT Rules and SafeSport Program. Please take a moment to review the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) below. If you see or observe violations, please be an active member of our community and report it.

USA Triathlon (USAT) Participants must follow the USAT SafeSport Policies and References as well as the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).


The U.S. Center for SafeSport created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement to help create a safer and healthier environment in which minor athletes can thrive.

The MAAPP was originally released in 2019 to support organizations and individuals in preventing abuse in sport and meeting requirements under federal law. As a member of USA Triathlon and Participant at a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, you are required to follow these policies.

The MAAPP focuses on in-program contact between an Adult Participant and a minor athlete and covers the following Required Prevention Policies: One-on-One Interaction, Meeting and Training Sessions, Athletic Training Modalities, Massages and Rubdowns, Locker Rooms and Changing Areas, Electronic Communications, Transportation, and Lodging.

All Required Prevention Policies apply at all facilities or locations that are partially or fully under the jurisdiction of USA Triathlon. Partial or full jurisdiction includes the following:

  • Any event or competition sanctioned by USA Triathlon
  • Any facility that USA Triathlon owns, leases, or rents for competition, training, or practices
  • Any hotel or lodging that the team is using when traveling to a sanctioned USA Triathlon event or competition

All Adult Participants during In-Program Contact must follow all Required Prevention Policies. An Adult Participant is any adult (18 years of age or older) who is:

  • A member or license holder of USA Triathlon
  • An employee or board member of USA Triathlon

Within the governance or disciplinary jurisdiction of USA Triathlon
Authorized, approved, or appointed by USA Triathlon to have regular contact with or authority over Minor Athletes As the MAAPP will be enforced at Deuces Wild Endurance Event being held on June1-2, 2024, please review the MAAPP at a Glance in preparation for the upcoming event. Additionally, please review USA Triathlon’s SafeSport Policies and References.

Mandatory Reporting
As a reminder, all Adult Participants – including those with one-day memberships – are Mandatory Reporters. If you see or hear a report of any form of abuse – whether it is sexual, physical, mental or another type of abuse – you are required to report that abuse within a 24-hour period. You can file a report through either USA Triathlon or the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Reporting to the U.S. Center for SafeSport may be completed through its online reporting form or by phone at 833-587-7233.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email

Thank you,
Mountain Man Events and USAT