Influences of competition level, gender, player nationality, career stage and playing position on relative age effects.

Abstract

Relative age, referring to the chronological age differences between individuals within annually age-grouped cohorts, is regarded as influential to an athlete's development, constraining athletic skill acquisition. While many studies have suggested different mechanisms for this effect, they have typically examined varying sports, precluding an examination… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2008.00838.x

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