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20yd Dash

Dashr | Blue - Operating the

The 20 yard dash is commonly used in testing softball players. When possible, we recommend testing with a 10 yard split to get a measure of initial acceleration and allow for EAPI report generation. This requires 3 gates to include the 10 split, or only 2 gates if you do not have a split.

Step-by-step instructions

This drill uses 2 or 3 Dashr|Blue Timing gates (3 if you have the 10 split). You likely already have your devices registered, if not - please check out the Flying Drill as it is the same process.

Setting up the drill

  • You will use a 2-point start for this drill, so we recomment using the Flying dril or the 20 yard dash under port Collections > Softball > 20 yd Dash. Both will do the same thing.

  • To set-up this drill you will have a starting gate on regular tripods extended to about waist height.

  • If you are including a split, set that up on regular tripods as well.

  • Set-up the finish laser at waist height at the 20 yard mark.

  • Power on all lasers, and connect them one at a time.

  • Once all devices are connected, press "Start Testing".

Running the drill

  • Check in the appropriate athlete (details here) - optional.

  • With QuickRun on, when the athlete moves through the starting gate -timing will start (time will turn blue - indicating that timing is taking place), and you get a result when you cross the next gate.

  • With QuickRun off (option in settings) you will see “Set” and “Reset” buttons to give you control of when a test starts. Press "Set" once the athlete is ready to take off. Press "Reset" to clear the time for the next athlete.

Visit our forum for additional details, FAQs, and specifics on drills - all on a searchable platform where you can also ask questions and share experiences.

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