When selecting a Sports Medicine training program it is important to identify what you want to get out of an education. If the interest is based on division 1 athletics, any program will likely provide ample opportunity to be on the sidelines of college sports. However, here in Long Beach, we like to take things a few steps beyond and really push the limits of what is possible in education. In clinical practice not every patient is going to be a professional baseball player or an ex collegiate level athlete. There are an increasing number of alternative sports that have historically been neglected by the medical world. In following with the tenets of family medicine, reaching out to those medically under-served athlete populations creates a bigger network and exposes the Sports Medicine Fellow to a broader range of pathology.