Timing Ten Yard Dashes

Jun 22, 2022

Tony Holler's Record, Rank and Publish was a game changer for us at MBSC and got us timing both 10 yard dashes and, Flying 10's.

One subject that keeps coming up is “what is a good time”?

I can provide times for elite Professional Hockey, elite Women's Hockey ( US Olympians and NWHL) , and Elite College Hockey  (NCAA Division 1 men's and women's).

I can also provide comparative times for high school and middle school athletes.

However, in order to do so there needs to be a few parameters. Tony Holler's times for Flying 10's are taken in the 30-40 yard segment of a forty yard dash. We would refer to this as a 30 meter fly-in.

The length of the fly-in will obviously influence the time. A longer fly-in will yield a lower time. We experimented with 5, 10 and 15 yard fly-in's and every athlete gets faster as we add 5 yards.

We use a 10 yard fly-in due to space constraints most of the year. Although this may not be optimal, it is what we can do!

In addition, our times are from a standing start using the Brower start block ( not a starting block but, a block feature of the Brower Timer that records start at foot movement). This is a two point start.

The reason this information is important is so that we get an apples to apples comparison.

Here are our times from this past year. A reminder, 10's were done from a 2 point start with electronic timing. Hand held times will not be close and, hand start/ electronic finish will also not be close to our times.

Flying 10's were recorded with a 10 yard fly-in also with a Brower Electronic timer. For flying tens you will need two sets of sensors. These are best times, not averages.

As I said, this has been a real game changer and only requires the purchase of a Brower Timer or, similar product. Try it out.