Athletic Evolution

Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot’s guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding

Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby. 

In this podcast Sean discusses:

  • The differences between Growth, Maturation, PHV PWV.
  • How these differ between males and females.
  • The effect maturation has on physical attributes like speed, strength and power.
  • The difference between Biobanding and Relative Age.
  • How Biobanding is being used in different organisations.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

You can follow Sean’s work via his Research Gate profile page.

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