Sad, but true. Although, I "think" most small towns fall into the category as mentioned above. I grew up in Spokane (big or small?), my wife a town of 3500. I'd live in the town she grew up in any day. We almost considered moving there at one time. The town 15 to 20 miles away... not if you payed me to live there! This is a big reason we almost moved to a small town for our kids. I tell guys today that I played three sports (football, basketball, baseball) and they think I was a super athlete or something, simply because I was allowed to do so. <- WHAT!? I guess now-a-days (in bigger towns/cities), a kid has to play one sport (year-round) or he is "ostracized" from the team. In a small town, if you don't play more than one sport... they may not have enough to build a team for the other sports! Not to mention the camaraderie you build with your friends/teammates.