Do physical maturity and birth date predict talent in male youth ice hockey players?

@article{Sherar2007DoPM,
  title={Do physical maturity and birth date predict talent in male youth ice hockey players?},
  author={Lauren B. Sherar and Adam D. G. Baxter-Jones and Robert A. Faulkner and Keith Russell},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={879 - 886}
}
Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among biological maturity, physical size, relative age (i.e. birth date), and selection into a male Canadian provincial age-banded ice hockey team. In 2003, 619 male ice hockey players aged 14 – 15 years attended Saskatchewan provincial team selection camps, 281 of whom participated in the present study. Data from 93 age-matched controls were obtained from the Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (1991 – 1997). During… 

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