In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, Sean Cumming. Sean is an expert when it comes to the topic of relative age effect, biological maturity and youth development. I know there are lots of listeners out there coaching youth populations so I am hoping that recent podcasts featuring Rhodri Lloyd, Joe Eisenmann and now Sean will give those coaches some fantastic information to take a use in their practice.

In this episode, you will learn –

  • Who is Sean Cumming (background, experience, and current role)
  • Benefits and limitations of early and late maturers
  • Where bio-banding fits and the decisions whether to bio-band a player or not
  • Psychological benefit of bio-banding
  • What is the optimal banding?
  • When does the late developer catch up mentally and physically?
  • How does a coach/scout know the biological age of a player?

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

 This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

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