Relative Age and Fast Tracking of Elite Major Junior ICE Hockey Players

  title={Relative Age and Fast Tracking of Elite Major Junior ICE Hockey Players},
  author={Lauren B. Sherar and Mark W. Bruner and Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Adam D. G. Baxter-Jones},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={702 - 706}
Investigations in a variety of chronologically grouped team sports have reported that elite young athletes were more likely born in the early months of the selection year, a phenomenon known as the relative age effect. The present study investigated the birth dates and developmental paths of 238 (15 to 20 years old) Major Junior ‘A’ hockey players from the Ontario Hockey League to determine if a relative age effect still exists in elite junior hockey and if the path to elite sport was… 

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