Play. Inspire. Unite.
Dr. Nick Wattie is a Sport Scientist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University. His research examines various factors related to talent identification and development in sport, expertise in sport, skill acquisition, and positive youth development through sport. Projects on these topics include athletes from range of populations, including youth, elite adult, and parasport. He is a co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport, and he has published extensively on relative age effects in sport.
Relative age describes the age differences between youth within the same age group in sport. Typically, older youth within their age groups experience a range of advantages over their younger peers. This webinar summarizes the existing evidence on relative age effects in sport, but also highlights a number of misconceptions about relative age effects, as well as unique developments in this area that might be relevant to parents and practitioners involved in youth sport.
Click here to find more webinars on OntarioSoccer.net
Tag(s): Player News