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Similarity that exist that is most important (same as Saratoga) - wealthy parents - whose kids achieve at everything- believe in hard work - add chasing a “national title” parents buy all in - kids buy all in - team succeeds ... how many poor districts have made it to nxn???? It’s an elititst event. Most poor districts won’t have a coach whose sole focus is coaching. And even if they had talent - getting a kid to train full time rather than work a job or babysit siblings while Parent works is difficult - eating right when on a budget is impossible for poor families ...good shoes ect... just not a priority. Nxn is a middle to upper class celebration of commitment and sacrifice for well off people.
Not all Saratoga's kids are wealthy. There are some run-down sections of their school district.
Danbury CT is a tough town - the kids on their team refer to it as "D-Block". They went to nationals once or twice.
I dont think Danbury is a good example. Compared to other towns in Fairfield county (like Greenwich, Darien, Wesport, etc) it might be considered poor. The downtown part is run down but most people living there are working middle class and nobody considers it a tough town. If there was a inner city school that went to NXN that would prove your point better.