Relationship between the relative age effect and anthropometry, maturity and performance in young soccer players.

@article{Gil2014RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between the relative age effect and anthropometry, maturity and performance in young soccer players.},
  author={Susana M Gil and A Aguinaga Badiola and Iraia Bidaurrazaga-Letona and Jon Zabala-Lili and Leyre Gravina and Jordan Santos-Concejero and Jos{\'e} Ant{\'o}nio Lekue and Cristina Granados},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={479-86}
}
The presence of the relative age effect (RAE) has been widely reported; however, its underlying causes have not yet been determined. With this in mind, the present study examined if anthropometry and performance were different amongst older and younger soccer players born in the same year. Eighty-eight young soccer players participated in the study (age 9.75 ± 0.30). Anthropometric measurements, physical tests (sprint, agility, endurance test, jump and hand dynamometry) and the estimation of… CONTINUE READING
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