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dc.contributor.authorTurnnidge, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorHancock, D. G.en
dc.contributor.authorCôté, Jeanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T15:52:58Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T15:52:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-29
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1111/sms.12002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14329
dc.description.abstractPrevious research highlights the critical role that contextual factors play in shaping athlete development. The purpose of the present study was to investigate two of these contextual factors: birth date (known as the relative age effect, RAE) and city of development as determinants of participation in a sample of youth ice hockey players. The sample included 146 424 athletes registered with Ontario youth ice hockey between the 2004 and 2010 seasons. Chi-square statistics determined a significant RAE in youth ice hockey. Findings also revealed a significant association between small cities of development and increased youth ice hockey participation. Finally, there was no evidence of an interaction between relative age and city of development. The characteristics of smaller communities that may facilitate sport participation across all youth are discussed, along with recommendations for future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectYouth Sport Participationen
dc.subjectRelative Age Effecten
dc.subjectCommunity Sizeen
dc.subjectAthlete Developmenten
dc.titleThe Influence of Birth Date and Place of Development on Youth Sport Participationen


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