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Annual Age-Grouping and Athlete Development
This article represents the first meta-analytical review of RAEs, aimed to collectively determine the overall prevalence and strength of Raes across and within sports, and identify moderator variables. Expand
The Relative Age Effect in Sport: A Developmental Systems Model
This paper reviews and summarizes the existing literature on relative age in sport, and proposes a constraints-based developmental systems model for RAEs in sport. Expand
How Pervasive Are Relative Age Effects in Secondary School Education
Relative age effects (RAEs; R. H. Barnsley, A. H. Thompson, & P. E. Barnsley, 1985) convey school attainment (dis)advantages depending on whether one is relatively older or younger within annuallyExpand
The prevalence, influential factors and mechanisms of relative age effects in UK Rugby League
Findings clearly demonstrate that RAEs exist throughout Rugby League with early selection, performance level and retention processes, appearing to be key contributing factors responsible for RAE persistence. Expand
Towards a unified understanding of relative age effects
It is argued for a unified understanding of what “relative age” means, stressing the need for clarity in directing future advances in the field. Expand
Talent Identification in Sport: A Systematic Review
This review aims to synthesize longitudinal and retrospective studies examining differences between performance variables in highly skilled and less-skilled athletes in elite-level sport and underscores the need for greater diversity in TID research. Expand
Circumstantial development and athletic excellence: The role of date of birth and birthplace
Abstract Researchers are only beginning to understand how contextual variables such as date of birth and birthplace affect the development of elite athletes. This article considers the generality ofExpand
This material is the copyright of the original publisher. Unauthorised copying and distribution is prohibited. Annual Age-Grouping and Athlete Development Meta-Analytical Review of Relative Age
Annual age-grouping is a common organizational strategy in sport. However, such a strategy appears to promote relative age effects (RAEs). RAEs refer both to the immediate participation and long-termExpand
Injuries in Canadian Youth Ice Hockey: The Influence of Relative Age
It is proposed that the relative age advantage associated with selection to Canadian youth ice hockey teams is accompanied by an increased risk of injury. Expand
A New Dimension to Relative Age Effects: Constant Year Effects in German Youth Handball
This manuscript argues for a broader use of the term ‘relative age effect’ due to the influence of varying development policies on the development of sport expertise and shows that a differentiation of varying effects that often happen simultaneously is necessary to understand the secondary mechanisms behind the developed sport expertise. Expand