LIAHL Shooting Contest
LIAHL Shooting Contest 2023-24
Only Coaches or Team Managers may reserve spots
The LIAHL and the ANNEX will be underwriting a season long Shooting Contest at the ANNEX. Players at each USA Hockey age group will compete to see who is the best shooter.
Awards will be given to players with the highest point total, fastest release time, and hardest shot at 14U, 16U, and 18U ages. Each team will have access to a 60 minute shooting session
Players MUST have the free RapidShot Members App downloaded on a phone and activated by the Annex with shooting time provided. This must ne done 24 hours in advance of the team participation. Get the app at the APP Stor or Google Play
Getting Started : Players will activate the RapidShot Unit using the QR code on their phones. Each player can warm up …then shoot. Each shooting round cosists of 16 pucks. Players shoot 3 rounds on each of the RapidShot units (3-RH and 3-LH – for a total 96 shots ). Scores are recorded automatically to the player’s phone, to the monitors outside each unit, and to the RapidShot websitr where all scores for the day are recorded.
The RapidShot units will be set with a time interval between shots of 2.5 seconds and a pass speed of 25 MPH for 14u-16u to 2.0 second interval and 28MPH for 18U
Take a look below to learn how scores are produced.
An electric eye starts a timer as a pass is delivered. The timer stops when the puck crosses it again as the shot is taken.
Speed is measured by impact sensors that record how hard the puck hits Them. It then converts the energy of that impact to a speed.
Hit the blue corners for highest score. Green and yellow areas return lower scores. No points are awarded for hitting any white area.
Each RapidShot round consists of 16 shots. Every shot is awarded a score using an algorithm that takes into consideration the accuracy of the shot, quickness of release, and the speed of shot. The total score for each round is an average of the score you earn for each shot. No points are awarded unless you hit the yellow, green, or blue areas on the target, so accuracy should be your first concern.
To give you an idea of how accuracy affect scores .. a shot at about 6o mph with a release time of .6 seconds will give you 600 points if the blue target is hit, 450 for green, and only 300 for yellow.
What's a great Score ??
Take a look at what some of the pros have posted …. For mere mortals like us .. not quite so high. The best score recorded this season at the Annex is 505. the fastest reaction time around .45 seconds and the fastest speed around 64.
You can see some scores on the Wall of Fame as you enter the building. Maybe you’ll earn a spot up there yourself .