Skeletal age in youth soccer players: implication for age verification.

  title={Skeletal age in youth soccer players: implication for age verification.},
  author={Robert M Malina and Maria Eugenia Pe{\~n}a Reyes and Ant{\'o}nio Jos{\'e} Figueiredo and Manuel Jo{\~a}o Coelho e Silva and L. A. Horta and Rui Miller and Manuel Chamorro and Luis J Serratosa and Francisco Morate},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={20 6},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate variation in skeletal age (SA) within single-year chronological age (CA) groups of soccer players aged 11 to 17 years in the context of using SA for age verification in age-group competitions. DESIGN Cross sectional. SETTING Regional and elite youth soccer programs. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred ninety-two male players from Portugal and Spain. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES Skeletal age assessed with the Fels method. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Skeletal age and maturity status… CONTINUE READING
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