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What's the correct method on timing a run?

May 28, 2019
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Say a 60ft run, Either on the field running out of the box or at home running a straight line speed? I guess my biggest question is what's the correct method of having the girl start as it relates to when you are hitting start on the timer? Typically at home, i've let me kids explode on their own and i'll hit start when they plant their first step down exploding across line. (technically their other foot will still be on the bag at that moment if they were stealing)

All these numbers don't mean anything to me of a 2.8 or a 3.3 if the timing methods are all off.
 

midwestdad

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Nov 17, 2020
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The rule of thumb I always used is when the ball hits the bat, but no one really has a published standard, yes it is frustrating.
 

RADcatcher

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Dec 13, 2019
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The rule of thumb I always used is when the ball hits the bat, but no one really has a published standard, yes it is frustrating.
Like that time as a refference of
~Out of the box to first.

Then also do a
~Straight sprint no swing, just sprinting. 60'

Now you can see the difference
To demonstrate how getting out of the box quickly can be just as important as running speed!

Amazing how much after a swing reacting to then sprint may/can elapse time...
 
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