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Relative age, talent identification and youth skill development: Do relatively younger athletes have superior technical skills?

  title={Relative age, talent identification and youth skill development: Do relatively younger athletes have superior technical skills?},
  author={J. Schorer and Joseph Baker and Dirk B{\"u}sch and Andreas Wilhelm and Ja van Lawick van Pabst},
Relative age effects (RAEs) refer to differences among individuals in age-based cohorts typically used in sport. These effects usually favour relatively older members of the cohort and are thought to result from differences in maturation and experience among athletes of different chronological age. Recently, researchers suggested that relatively younger participants may not be as disadvantaged as previously thought. In two studies, we examined whether relatively younger athletes who were able… 

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