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Is the date of birth an advantage/ally to excel in handball?

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Author(s): Carlos Sánchez-Rodríguez | Ignacio Grande | Javier Sampedro | Jesús Rivilla-García

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3Proc;
Start page: 754;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: RELATIVE AGE EFFECT (RAE) | TALENT | SELECTION | DETECTION | IDENTIFICATION | SPORT

ABSTRACT
The relative Age Effect (RAE) has been analyzed in a population of Spanish international handball players (n=161) divided into four different levels: Senior, Junior, Juvenile and Promising Talents. The variables registered were quarter, half year and year of birth using the initial information of their date of birth. The data were collected from the Royal Spanish Handball Federation on-line data base. The statistical method used was the χ2 and the minimum level of significance was set at p
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