SmartSpeed Drill - Traffic Light Sprint


The Traffic Light Sprint is a protocol designed to test/train reactive starts/time, acceleration, speed or a combination of both.  Typically used to give your athlete a 1-2 Go countdown, timing will begin as soon as the light turns green or the buzzer sounds.  A minimum of 2 timing gates are required for a Traffic Light Sprint.

Minimum number of timing gates: 2

Suitable for  SmartSpeed Pro

Drill options:

  • Multi Lane - minimum 2 gates per lane
  • Reactive Start - timing starts when the gate flashes green after a randomised period of time. Reaction time will be captured between the gate flash and when the first gate is broken.
  • Traffic Light Start - athlete will be given a 1-2-Go countdown and timing begins when the light turns green or the buzzer sounds.

To setup in SmartSpeed app:

  1. Log in to SmartSpeed app
  2. Select Start Session
  3. Select Drill: Traffic Light Sprint
  4. Select My Drill: Standard (unless using a custom drill created in SmartSpeed Online)
  5. Select your Team
  6. Select Mode: Automatic (unless using SmartScan RFID reader)
  7. Confirm Re-arm: 500 ms. The time is takes for gates to reset for the next athlete - adjust as required.
  8. Name session as required for your reporting.
  9. Select Ready
  10. Set the timing gate order. Walk through the timing gates in the order the athlete will pass through.
  11. Confirm the order of the timing gates displayed on screen.
  12. Select Start
  13. Select ECP: On
  14. Select your Start Method
  15. Select your Start Type
  16. [Reactive Start] Select your Reactive Delay (s). The minimum and maximum amount of time delay for start cue to trigger.
  17. Select your Tag Result preference. If you select On, you then select the amount of time to tag a result valid or invalid.
  18. Select the Tick Icon 
  19. Run through the drill as configured.