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The figure 8 drill in hockey is a skating drill that is designed to improve a player's agility, balance, and edge control.
This drill uses 1-5 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
You will use a 2-point start for this drill, so it will be a moving start.
Navigate to the drill by going to Sport Collections > Hockey > Figure Eight.
To set-up this drill you will have a starting gate on regular tripods extended to about waist height at the center of the rink. This starting gate also acts as the finish gate.
Option split lasers can be set-up at waist height at the Face-Off spots - make sure to orient the gates so that the athlete can skate through them withough running into tripods.
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.
Have the athelte line up just behind the starting gate.
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.
Have the athlete take off and follow the path outlined in the schematic above, following a figure eight pattern around the rink.
Each included split laser/gate will give you a split time, finishing through the starting gate will give you the final time.
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