A proposed theoretical model to explain relative age effects in sport

  title={A proposed theoretical model to explain relative age effects in sport},
  author={David J. Hancock and Ashley Lauren Adler and Jean C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={European Journal of Sport Science},
  pages={630 - 637}
Abstract Exemplary scientific methods describe concepts and provide theories for further testing. For the field of relative age effects (RAEs) in sport, the scientific method appears to be limited to description. The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical model to explain RAEs in sport, which researchers can use to test the effects, as well as to generate new hypotheses and recommendations. Herein, we argue that social agents have the largest influence on RAEs. Specifically, we… 

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