60 Yard Dash

Dashr provides an in-depth analysis of baseball players' speed through the widely used 60-yard dash. For a more nuanced evaluation, Dashr recommends incorporating a 10-yard split to measure initial acceleration accurately. This additional insight not only refines performance analysis but also facilitates the generation of EpleyAthletic Performance Index (EAPI) reports, offering valuable data for coaches and athletes alike. Whether using 3 gates for the 10-yard split or 2 gates without it, Dashr ensures meticulous measurement and meaningful insights. (Note: additional splits can be captured with more gates.)

60 yard dash.

Drill Instructions

The 60 yard dash is commonly used in testing baseball 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.

  • You will use a 2-point start for this drill, so we recommend using the 60 yard dash under port Collections > Baseball > 60 yd Dashr.
  • 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 60 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.