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Bio-Banding in Youth Sports: Background, Concept, and Application

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This is a summary of the insights from the research paper "Bio-Banding in Youth Sports: Background, Concept, and Application".

Bio-banding appears to benefit both early- and late-maturing athletes

1) What is bio-banding? 🥇

It is a form of maturity matching where youth athletes are grouped based on other characteristics than their chronological age. It’s important to note that it reduces but doesn’t eliminate the maturity-associated variation.

2) Why would that be useful? ✔️

It appears to benefit both early- and late-maturing athletes by presenting new opportunities and challenges.

3) How is it done? 📈

Taking the percentage of the predicted adult height seems to be a valid indicator of maturity status.

➡️ Both players and coaches have indicated positive responses to bio-banding applications and research is still looking deeper into the potential benefits, pitfalls, and best ways of measuring maturity.

❗ In the Hylyght platform, we have incorporated several methods to estimate maturity in young athletes based on different variables. Clubs and federations expressed a need for a practical and convenient tool to clarify this complicated matter and that is exactly what we built.

👉 Have a look at the Hylyght platform here.
👉 Read more about the paper on bio-banding here.

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This is a summary of the insights from the research paper "Bio-Banding in Youth Sports: Background, Concept, and Application".

Bio-banding appears to benefit both early- and late-maturing athletes

1) What is bio-banding? 🥇

It is a form of maturity matching where youth athletes are grouped based on other characteristics than their chronological age. It’s important to note that it reduces but doesn’t eliminate the maturity-associated variation.

2) Why would that be useful? ✔️

It appears to benefit both early- and late-maturing athletes by presenting new opportunities and challenges.

3) How is it done? 📈

Taking the percentage of the predicted adult height seems to be a valid indicator of maturity status.

➡️ Both players and coaches have indicated positive responses to bio-banding applications and research is still looking deeper into the potential benefits, pitfalls, and best ways of measuring maturity.

❗ In the Hylyght platform, we have incorporated several methods to estimate maturity in young athletes based on different variables. Clubs and federations expressed a need for a practical and convenient tool to clarify this complicated matter and that is exactly what we built.

👉 Have a look at the Hylyght platform here.
👉 Read more about the paper on bio-banding here.