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

  title={Influences of competition level, gender, player nationality, career stage and playing position on relative age effects},
  author={J. Schorer and Stephen Paul Cobley and Dirk B{\"u}sch and H Br{\"a}utigam and Joseph Baker},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine \& Science in Sports},
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 of the possible inter‐play between factors. Our three studies try to bridge this gap by investigating several moderators for relative age… 

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