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Hancock, David J.; Ste-Marie, Diane M.; Young, Bradley W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Relative age effects (RAEs; when relatively older children possess participation and performance advantages over relatively younger children) are frequent in male team sports. One possible explanation is that coaches select players based on physical attributes, which are more likely witnessed in relatively older athletes. Purpose: To determine if…
Descriptors: Males, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Age Differences
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Okazaki, Fabio H. A.; Keller, Birgit; Fontana, Fabio E.; Gallagher, Jere D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In sports, the relative age effect (RAE) refers to performance disadvantages of children born late in the competition year compared to those with birthdays soon after the cutoff date. This effect is derived from age grouping, a strategy commonly used in youth sport programs. The purpose of age grouping is to decrease possible cognitive, physical,…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Females, Team Sports, Athletes