Is there an influence of relative age on participation in non-physical sports activities? The example of shooting sports

  title={Is there an influence of relative age on participation in non-physical sports activities? The example of shooting sports},
  author={Nicolas Delorme and Michel Raspaud},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={1035 - 1042}
Abstract The aims of this study were to test for the presence of a relative age effect among male (n = 119,715) and female (n = 12,823) members of the shooting sports federation, and to determine whether any such effect has an impact on dropout from the sport. For the boys and girls, the results show a uniform distribution of dropout. A relative age effect was not found for the girls, showing that in female shooting sports there is no such effect. For the males, a significant statistical… 

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