Chapter 1. Growth and Biologic Maturation: Relevance to Athletic Performance

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. Gaston Beunen and
  2. Robert M. Malina

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch1

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Beunen, G. and Malina, R. M. (2008) Growth and Biologic Maturation: Relevance to Athletic Performance, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255

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Keywords:

  • athletic performance;
  • biologic maturation;
  • physical performance;
  • adolescence;
  • growth pattern

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Overview of growth and performance

  • Maturity-Associated Variation in Performance

  • Maturity Status of Elite Young Athletes

  • Matching Opponents in Youth Sports

  • Challenges for Future Research

  • References