Examining the relationship between relative age, competition level, and dropout rates in male youth ice-hockey players

  • Lemez S
  • Baker J
  • Horton S
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Abstract

The relative age effect suggests that athletes born in the first two quartiles of a given selection year experience a selection advantage and therefore a greater opportunity for success. We describe two studies examining the relationship between relative age, competition level, and dropout rates of Ontario Minor Hockey Association male ice-hockey players from ages 10 to 15 years (n = 14 325). In Study 1, dropout was highest among players born in quartiles three and four [χ(2) (3) = 16.32, P 

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  • Biases
  • Inequity
  • Physical activity
  • Skill acquisition
  • Talent

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Authors

  • Srdjan Lemez

  • J. Baker

  • S. Horton

  • N. Wattie

  • P. Weir

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