To achieve sports success, need to have special qualities. Besides, you need to suit the sport that you participate in the competition. But in addition, there is the impact of other external factors that not everyone can see. And one of the most important factors is when you were born.
The moment you were born has a big impact on your chances of success in sports. The researchers made their comments based on figures of football players in the UK, ice hockey players in Canada and the athletes competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From there, they have drawn surprising conclusions about the impact of the date of birth.
In 2009, when studying professional youth soccer academies in the UK (for ages 16-20), scientists found that up to 57% of the students were born in September, November or December. Meanwhile for June, July or August, this is only 14%. That is, more than half of the students were born in September, November or December.
This is not just the case for the UK. At the European and World Youth Football Championships for ages 17 – 21, there are times when 75% of players are born just lying around for four different months. Similar results were found in ice hockey in Canada and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Another study by Dr. Adrian Barnett from Queensland University of Technology also showed that the month of birth can affect the health and fitness of each person’s future. Barnett analyzed the birth dates of Australian professional rugby players and found an asymmetry as there were many athletes born in the first months of the year, while few were born in the last months, especially the month. twelfth.
Relatively influence on age
This phenomenon is known as the Relative Age Effcet (RAE. is determined by the date of selection interruption by age. In English football, children are classified into different classes based on whether they were born before or on September 1.
Babies born in September obviously have an advantage over those born in August. This is because they have one more year to grow and develop. This becomes even more important during the early stages of puberty,