The mission of the Grain Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) is to provide a safe, fun learning environment for the youth of our community. We strive to create an opportunity for kids to work together as a team toward common goals. We emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for authority figures (Commissioners, Coaches, and Game Officials). While we are not a farm system for high school sports programs, we recognize the impact we may have on those programs. Our focus is on developing good life skills through the sports of Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Cheerleading. GVAA will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse of its volunteer coaches, referees, or players from any Parent, Player, or Spectator. Spectators, as well as the players and coaches, are expected to abide by the code of conduct described here at all GVAA events. While most of the adults and children in the program will abide by this code without being instructed, it is being published to protect the children, the integrity of our program, and emphasize the values of GVAA. This Code of Conduct set forth below is not intended to limit the scope or application of any laws of the State of Missouri or of the City of Grain Valley, to the extent such laws, rules or ordinances are applicable.