The Relative Age Effect in Elite Sport

@article{Delorme2009TheRA,
  title={The Relative Age Effect in Elite Sport},
  author={N. Delorme and J. Boich{\'e} and M. Raspaud},
  journal={Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={336 - 344}
}
The relative age effect (RAE) is considered a common phenomenon in elite sport. However, it has not been examined systematically in previous research, and the mechanisms likely to generate or to limit such an effect are little understood. This paper investigates the prevalence of the RAE in French professional championship-level players, taking into account the potential influence of gender. Among all investigated sports, no statistically significant RAE was found, except for male ice hockey… Expand

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