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Base Running

Dashr | Blue - Operating the

Base running is a commonly measured metric in baseball. With Dashr you can measure any configuration of baserunning - home to first is given here as an example.

Step-by-step instructions

This drill uses 2 or more Dashr|Blue Timing gates. 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

  • To set-up this drill you will have a starting gate on regular tripods positioned just outside the batter's box.

  • If you are including splits (maybe you are doing home to 2nd with a split at first), set them up one either mini tripods across the edge of the base, or on regular tripods above the base - your preference.

  • Set-up the finish laser on the edge of the bag the athlete is running to, as pictured in the video above.

  • To get to the Base Running drills go to Sport Collections > Baseball and you will see Baserunning which allows for you to customize it however you like, or specific combinations of bases - like home to 1st or home to 2nd.

  • 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.

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