As a former soccer coach with children who have begun to play, I follow multiple websites and blogs on the game. I was surprised today to see that U.S. soccer has begun a new Bio-Banding initiative in an effort to level the playing field for players who mature at different rates.
This basically means for some training sessions they will be grouping kids by physical maturity rates instead of their chronological age as before.
[Please see video below for further explanation.]
As usual my day job as Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning kicked in and made me think, "...if this can be done for athletics, can it be done for academics?"