New study looks into late maturation in sport

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Radio Sport,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Feb 2020, 4:54PM
Most kids don't peak at cricket until they are teens. (Photo / Rotorua Daily Post)

New study looks into late maturation in sport

Author
Radio Sport,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Feb 2020, 4:54PM

A new study has found that not every sports star is going to peak at the same time. 

AUT senior lecturer Simon Walters, working alongside NZ Cricket, has found that there are some sports where children and teenagers don't tend to excel until they are nearing adulthood.

For cricket, that means that a number of kids drop out when they are in their early teens before they have reached their perfect abilities.

Dr Walters joined Jason Pine to discuss the systems they are looking into that could help guide younger and potentially less physically gifted kids to stick with their game.

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