Parental Code of Conduct

Great Experiences don’t just happen by accident.

At One Sports Nation, we have designed a great program that allows coaches to focus on player development throughout the season without worrying about team standings.  All teams get invited to the end of season tournament, so coaches can focus on developing the best team possible during the regular season.  We wrap this with a family friendly environment and great organization for your youth sports community.

Parents play a key role in the youth sports experience.  Too many parents think that a positive sports experience means winning a lot of games.  But the reality is that a great youth sports experience is about developing the player, playing with friends and fostering competitive fun.  As a parent, don’t spoil your player’s experience by hinging everything on the outcome of the game.  Statistics clearly show that only 50% of the teams will win on game day, and learning how to deal with a loss is part of growing up.

Game Day Code of Conduct

Sports is like a three legged stool, it takes the parent, player and coach to support the best youth sports experience possible.  Be a positive influence on your player’s experience!  The league commissioner will suspend the games and require you to leave the event if you violate the code of conduct.

1. Player Safety: Background Checks for all Head Coaches. Ensuring a safe zone for our players means checking the quality of our volunteer coaches. Our background checks screen all head coach applicants for previous domestic and child related issues before they are allowed to interface with our Grid Iron athletes.

2. Player Development: Coach Certification Requirement  One Sports Nation has implemented a corporate policy that requires all first time One Sports Nation coaches to participate in a coach certification class. The certification includes:

  • Player Safety
  • Misconduct
  • Focus on Player Development
  • Philosophy of creating a positive youth sports experience
  • Practice and Game Day Organization

Although it is our purpose to create a family Entertainment Zone on Game Day, the entire program is a Development Zone to ensure that we are preparing young athletes for the next level of competition while keeping them excited about playing sports.

3. Keeping Kids Excited About Playing Sports: Honoring the game  At One Sports Nation, we have expectations for our players, coaches and parent conduct to ensure the positive youth sports experience for all of our families. What does that mean?

Code of Conduct – Competitive Fun (not winning) – is EVERYTHING

  • Fans only Cheer – Coaches do the Coaching
  • NO Yelling at Officials
  • NO Yelling in Anger
  • NO Swearing
  • NO Smoking
  • Respect the Officials
  • Respect the Coaches
  • Respect the Players

A few other rules we ask that you abide by are that we like to leave our locations as clean as when we left them so we ask that you please leave no trash behind. And, remember, it’s OK to compliment the opposing team or player for great effort!  These are all of our kids.


teaching the fundamentals of basketball

The regular season is designed to help players and teams improve. There are no trophies for finishing first in your age division, and there are no scholarships awarded. The real reward of the regular season is competing with yourself to improve as an individual and watching the team grow throughout the season.

Of course, our teams WANT to win (That’s the competitive spirit), but they don’t NEED to win to have a successful season. Winning can be defined in many ways – not just by the scoreboard.