The psychology of bio-banding: a Vygotskian perspective

Megan Hill, Amy Spencer, Darragh McGee, Sam Scott, Malcolm Frame, Sean Cumming

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Bio-banding is the process of grouping players by their maturational status rather than chronological age. It is designed to limit the impact of maturational timing on talent identification and development and expose early and late maturing players to new learning experiences and challenges. A common criticism of bio-banding is that it does not consider age related differences in psychosocial and behaviour development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-335
JournalAnnals of Human Biology
Issue number4
Early online date16 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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