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Dashr | Blue - Operating the

The Zig-Zag is a 5m cut test designed to asses short acceleration and change of direction. It ties in evaluation of overall agility, including speed, quickness, flexibility, change of direction, and body control.

Step-by-step instructions

This drill uses 4 Dashr|Blue Timing gates. You likely already have your devices registered, if not - please check out the Dash Drill as it is the same process.

Setting up the drill

  • To set-up this drill you will have 4 gates on regular tripods around waist height. Place them on the field as outlined in the image above, 5m down the field and 5m left or right to create 45deg cuts.

  • To get to this drill go to Sport Collections > Rugby > Zig-Zag.

  • Power on the lasers, and connect them in the App.

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

Running the drill

  • Check in the appropriate athlete (details here) - optional. Note that this can time one athlete at a time. Multiple lasers and phones/tablets can time additional athletes.

  • The athlete lines up in a 2-point stance just behind the laser at the start. When ready, the athelte takes off towards the first split, sprints to the 2nd split, makes a cut and sprints through the finish.

  • With QuickRun on, the athlete moces through the starting gate to begin timing (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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