Standard Times for the 10 and
20 yard dash

Robb Rogers, M.Ed., CSCS
 

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The 10 and 20 yard dash are accepted units of acceleration in the athletic world. Included here is some idea of good times for quality male athletes.  These times would be recorded from the athletes’ first movement to the time the body crosses the line.  There is no start command.  

                                    HANDHELD TIMES FOR MALE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

 

10 YARDS                 WORLD            TOP                      FAST             ABOVE                                     CLASS            SHELF                                       AVERAGE

 

250 + Lbs                           1.8                1.9                         2.0                  2.1

 

225 – 250 Lbs                    1.7                1.8                         1.9                  2.0

 

200 – 225 Lbs                    1.6                 1.7                        1.8                  1.9

 

175 – 200 Lbs                    1.5                 1.6                        1.7                  1.8

 

Under 175Lbs                     1.4                 1.5                        1.6                   1.7

 

                                    HANDHELD TIMES FOR MALE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

 

20 YARDS                       WORLD              TOP                FAST             ABOVE                                            CLASS            SHELF                                  AVERAGE

 

250 + Lbs                                2.8                   2.9                   3.0                   3.1

 

225 – 250 Lbs                         2.7                   2.8                   2.9                   3.0

 

200 – 225 Lbs                         2.6                   2.7                   2.8                   2.9

 

175 – 200 Lbs                         2.5                   2.6                   2.7                   2.8

 

Under 175 Lbs                         2.4                   2.5                   2.6                   2.7

 

 

These times are for male athletes of varying size.  For female athletes, see below :

 

POSITION      HANDHELD TIMES FOR FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

 

10 YARDS                       WORLD              TOP                FAST             ABOVE                                                           CLASS              SHELF                                  AVERAGE

 

225+                                        1.9                   2.0                   2.1                   2.2

 

200 – 225                                1.8                   1.9                   2.0                   2.1

 

175 – 200                                1.7                   1.8                   1.9                   2.0

 

150 – 175                                1.6                   1.7                   1.8                   1.9

 

Under 150 Lbs                         1.5                   1.6                   1.7                   1.8

 

POSITION      HANDHELD TIMES FOR FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

 

20 YARDS                       WORLD              TOP                FAST             ABOVE                                                           CLASS              SHELF                                  AVERAGE

225+ Lbs                                 2.9                   3.0                   3.1                   3.2

 

200 – 225 Lbs                         2.8                   2.9                   3.0                   3.1

 

175 – 200 Lbs                         2.7                   2.8                   2.9                   3.0

 

150 – 175 Lbs                         2.6                   2.7                   2.8                   2.9

 

Under 150 Lbs                         2.5                   2.6                   2.7                   2.8

 

These are just ballpark figures to use in order to begin to quantify the speed of the populations that you work with in day to day training.  Some athletes may need to move up or down the scale even though they are heavier or lighter for their relative speed. 

 

In order to positively impact these times it is critical to improve the stance, start and first few steps of the dash.  The stance alone can account for up to one tenth of the time.  The first 3 – 5 steps can also account for up to another tenth. By implementing the proper drills, repeating them until they are internalized and constantly reinforcing the athletes ability to put impulse force back into the ground you will be able to improve upon their times.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 
 

 

 


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