Jun

23

 Here is an article that describes a study of percentage of pro athletes from small towns.

However, from practical experience might I suggest that small town effect also comes from the proximity of practice. The fields, schools and coaches are close to the child. Think of the ease in small towns for a kid to hop on his or her bike and make it to practice or simply go to the park where other aquaintances can be found to join a game. It would seem that hover parenting gets a big boost by soccer Mom's having to attend every practice as the taxi.

And as an adult my running time was possible because of a 5 minute commute to work.


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