Survival and Success of the Relatively Oldest in Swiss Youth Skiing Competition

  title={Survival and Success of the Relatively Oldest in Swiss Youth Skiing Competition},
  author={Michael Romann and J{\"o}rg Fuchslocher},
  journal={International Journal of Sports Science \& Coaching},
  pages={347 - 356}
Relative age refers to age differences between children in the same selection year. The present study investigated the prevalence of relative age effects (RAEs) at the Grand Prix Migros (GPM), which is the most popular alpine skiing race for children aged 7 to 14 years in Europe. In total, 17,992 Swiss junior alpine skiers, separated into female skiers (n = 7,227) and male skiers (n = 10,765), were evaluated in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 races. Chi-square analyses revealed no RAEs (p > 0.05) for… 

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