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Effect of biological maturation on sport talent identification process

Grant number: 12/20309-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2013 - February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Saldanha Aoki
Grantee:Marcelo Saldanha Aoki
Home Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcelo Massa

Abstract

The biological maturation status is an important factor that influences the talent identification process and development of sports talent. Several authors have shown that different morphological and functional aspects, such as body size, speed and strength have an individual rate of development during puberty, being highly dependent on the stage of sexual maturation. Given this influence of biological maturation on the talent identification process of young athletes, another phenomenon has been observed during this process, the Relative Age Effect (RAE). The RAE refers to the influence that the months of birth (chronological age) can result in learning and performance of a given task in young people. Therefore, following the assumption of the RAE, subjects born in the first quarters of the year could provide biological advantages (eg hormones), physical (eg height, weight, strength, speed, etc.), cognitive, psychological and learning about the same subject chronological age born in the last months of the year. These variations could affect performance, causing overestimation of the results observed during the talent identification process. Thus, the objective of this study is to analyze the RAE and biological maturation of young athletes selected for training programs in football long term. Therefore, in the first instance will be assessed youth soccer players participating in the talent selection process for entry into the sub-14 category of a football club, with national and international prominence. In the second phase of work will be collected the same variables in the group of young people selected to make the under-14 team of the club. The parameters are: month of birth, level of sexual maturity, testosterone and cortisol, body composition, overall strength (grip) and parameters of playing performance. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
THIAGO OLIVEIRA BORGES; ALEXANDRE MOREIRA; CARLOS ROGÉRIO THIENGO; RAFAEL GUSTAVO SILVA DUARTE MEDRADO; ADRIANO TITTON; MARCELO RODRIGUES LIMA; ALEXANDRE NUNES MARINS; MARCELO SALDANHA AOKI. Training intensity distribution of young elite soccer players. Rev. bras. cineantropom. desempenho hum., v. 21, p. -, 2019.
MOREIRA, ALEXANDRE; MASSA, MARCELO; THIENGO, CARLOS R.; RODRIGUES LOPES, RAFAEL ALAN; LIMA, MARCELO R.; VAEYENS, ROEL; BARBOSA, WESLEY P.; AOKI, MARCELO S. Is the technical performance of young soccer players influenced by hormonal status, sexual maturity, anthropometric profile, and physical performance?. BIOLOGY OF SPORT, v. 34, n. 4, p. 305-311, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
COSTA, EDUARDO C.; VIEIRA, CAIO M. A.; MOREIRA, ALEXANDRE; UGRINOWITSCH, CARLOS; CASTAGNA, CARLO; AOKI, MARCELO S. Monitoring External and Internal Loads of Brazilian Soccer Referees during Official Matches. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, v. 12, n. 3, p. 559-564, SEP 2013. Web of Science Citations: 22.

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