Bio-banding in Sport: Applications to Competition, Talent Identification, and Strength and Conditioning of Youth Athletes
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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Bio-banding is the process of grouping athletes on the basis of attributes associated with growth and maturation, rather than chronological age. Children of the same age may vary considerably in biological maturation with some individuals maturing well in advance or delay of their peers. The timing of maturation has important implications for competition, talent identification and training. Increased awareness and interest in the subject of maturation has sparked a renewed interest in the study and application of bio-banding. This overview describes the purpose and process of bio-banding, potential benefits and limitations, and also presents some recent advances in its application in youth sports.
Strength and Conditioning Journal;
Cumming, S.P., Lloyd, R.S., Oliver, J.L., Eisenmann, J.C. and Malina, R.M. (2017) 'Bio-banding in sport: applications to competition, talent identification, and strength and conditioning of youth athletes', Strength & Conditioning Journal, 39(2), pp.34-47
This article was published in Strength & Conditioning Journal on 01 April 2017 available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000281
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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