Monitoring Growth

Dr. Ian Dobbs

MONITORING GROWTH Sports performance professionals may find it useful to monitor anthropometrics, such as height and weight, in order to determine if a child is growing adequately or experiencing abnormal growth. Contents of … Read more

Maturation

Maturation

Dr. Ian Dobbs

Maturation should be measured in youth athletes to properly monitor their growth and well-being as athletes.

Bio banding

Bio-Banding

Mario Chavez

Bio-banding is the process of grouping athletes based on attributes associated with growth and maturation, rather than chronological age.

Relative age effect

Relative Age Effect

Tom Green

The relative age effect is when children born in, or close to, a critical age cut-off period may have a sporting and academic advantage.

Peak Weight Velocity

Tom Green

Youth practitioners need to know what peak weight velocity is, and how to programme safely for athletes during accelerated periods of growth.

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