Basketball on the Edge – Relative Age Effect: Is when you are born more important than how good you will be? By Jaimie Duffek

Relative age

Research suggests that the month in which an athlete is born has a significant effect on how likely they are to be successful in sports. Because athletes are grouped by age in youth sports, a child born early in the year will be much “older” than someone they are competing against who is born late in the same year. These older athletes are likely to be more physically and emotionally mature and experience early success in sports. That early advantage makes them more likely to be successful later.

A fascinating article about how our children’s success or failure in sports is impacted simply by their birthday!

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