PRACTICE ALONE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT – GENETICS AND FAMILY DYNAMICS PLAY A LARGE ROLE IN ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT

The study compared Division I student athletes (SA) and noncollegiate athletes (NA) who had competed in youth sports. The study found that parents and siblings of Division I student athletes (SA) were more likely to have been high-achieving athletes, while other factors previously thought to be imperative, such as the age of single sport specialization and birth month, were not significantly different.

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