The relative age effect in young French basketball players: a study on the whole population

  title={The relative age effect in young French basketball players: a study on the whole population},
  author={Nicolas Delorme and Michel Raspaud},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine \& Science in Sports},
  • N. DelormeM. Raspaud
  • Published 21 February 2008
  • Economics
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
The aim of this study is to test the presence of the relative age effect (RAE) and to examine height in an overall population of the young French basketball players from 7 to 18 years old, male (n=151 259) and female (n=107 101). For the boys as for the girls, the results show a statistically significant RAE in all age categories. The effect seems more pronounced during puberty. As far as the height is concerned, players born during quarters 1 and 2 are always significantly taller than those… 

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