Pocket Team Timer V 3.00 offers full compatibility with all WM 5 and WM 6 Pocket PC Devices.


POCKET TEAM TIMER V 3.00 is a unique and Powerful Coaching Tool.  Because of the limited screen size of the Pocket PC, many features and functions are nested in context and menu bar commands.  Mastering this program requires some review and experimentation time.  Please review these instructions carefully. 
We also are providing Printer Friendly versions and a complete Help file on the handheld.   Additional help files can be found under SUPPORT and on the DEVICE:  Start/Help/PTT.
In addition we also provide free unlimited email support and can provide free phone support.  If you require this, contact us via email or call toll free at 888-755-1806.
This program may at first appear too complicated to tackle.  Trust us, be Patient.  We have designed this with careful consideration of our High School and Collegiate Coach Testers.  They are very excited about this product.  The features, designs and functions have been  created based on their feedback, requests and needs.
It saves many man hours of field timing and many, many hours of AFTER Meet Reporting.
Imagine one person recording the laps and splits of 15 runners, no need for 5 stopwatches, 4 helpers, a fast pencil, wet notebooks! 
Imagine going home after a meet, plugging in you Device to your Home PC., and in 5 minutes having all the race data at your fingertips.  Stats, Data, Reports to bring to practice the next day..  What used to take 3 hours now takes 30 minutes.
You will soon wonder how you ever got along the old way!

Please Note:

All Season Schedules: Meets, Events and Rosters can be created from the Pocket PC and /or The Desktop via Team Timer Office. This manual instructs using the Pocket PC. An Overview of the process and interconectivity via Team Timer Office can be found -HERE- ........Using Team Timer Office to create Meets and set up your roster and Events, takes advantage of the large screen and keyboard while allowing last minute changes and updates via the Pocket PC.

Step through SETUP and a RACE


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The MAIN Screen

Start Pocket Team Timer on Your Pocket PC.
The MAIN screen will come up.

The Main Screen offers 3 selections

MEETS

  • Select to open to the MEET Table
  • Creat MEETS
  • Open Exisitng Meets to Time EVENTS

EVENTS

  • Select to Open EVENTS tables
  • Add or Delete EVENTS

ROSTER

  • Select to open ENTRANTS table
  • Add or Delete Entrants

NOTE: Using the PRESS AND HOLD context menu from these screens will allow access to Edit/Remove and Create commands for the MEET,EVENT and ENTRANT data.

 

 

 


It is easy to use and is designed for coaches, not computer experts.

You can install  the software on two computers for your non-concurrent use under our license agreement.  For example, you don't have to buy separate copies if you have a laptop and a desktop. Multi Runner Timers

Chocolate Fish Software coaching software allows you to time all your runners in the same race withone device in great detail. It has many great features, is very easy to use and is affordable. I definitely recommend Pocket Team Timer if you are serious about your coaching

We stick to the facts, not hype.  We don't make claims like it's -the best money can buy-,  we're -#1-or our customer service is -incomparable- without any justification.   We let our customer quotes and five-star customer rating speak for themselves.

 

 

 

MEET

Select MEET from the Main Screen

You will be presented with a Season Meet Schedule or a blank schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can open a Meet for timing by clicking on any MEET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By using the Press and Hold context menu you can Remove or Edit Meets from the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also create Meets by Selecting ADD MEET from the menu bar.

Just enter the Meet name and location using the PPC Keyboard.
Enter the Meet date.
Enter Done and the new Meet is added to the Meet Screen.

 

 

You can Add Events to the Meet Schedule by Selecting ADD EVENT from the Menu Bar


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Maintain a personal running log keeping track of your mileage, effort and shoe usage.

Introducing children to the joy of running at an early age can ensure a life long love of the sport of running.

Add an EVENT

Enter Race names and chose lengths.
Race names should have no spaces.
The Race lengths can be chosen from the list or created by user.
Laps are filled in automatically or can be changed by user.
The timer can be left for MM:SS or set to MM:SS.s by selecting the 1/10 box.
Lap lockout should be set to default, this will prevent a repeat time entry before 3 sec. goes buy.
The time can be lengthened or shortened by changing this number.
This prevents accidental double entry.
The class is user selected and links to the ENTRANT class.
M for Male
F for Female
MIXED for Both
           Other selection criteria could be added
You can contol runner selection this way.
This race is set to M for Male. Female,mixed,freshman, etc are some choices

Selecting Add Entrants from the Menu bar will allow you to Create and Use your Roster.

 

 

 

 

As Events are created they are added to the Left data box.

Events are moved to the Meet Event list by cliick on the Name.

This moves the Event to the Right box which is the Meet Event Schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

Selecting a Meet and Using the PRESS AND HOLD context feature allows the Event to be moved to the Left Inactive list.

 

You can get a REPORT from a previously run race.

Select a Race from the list, Press and Hold and select REPORT

Delete will move the selected Event to the inactive Left Table

Delete All will move All Events to the inactive side.

You can also choose Training , Relay or Group mode from here, the default is Group Mode.

Selecting Edit will return you to the Main Event screen and allow you to Add Entrants via the ADD ENTRANT menu command.

You can also add Entrants directly from the Race Screen.

Events/Add Entrants from the Race Screen Menu Bar.


 

Starting around age six, children should be encouraged to participate in organized activities that promote large and small muscle development and coordination.

Do you want to improve you performance? Do you want to increase your distance?

 

 

 

ADD ENTRANTS

Simply add entrants to each header using the PPC Keyboard.
Grade,Class and ID are all user selected.
The Class header is used to create selection criteria when loading races.
M for Male
F for Female
MIXED for both
    Other selection criteria could be added

Selecting ADD after details are created will store the data.

HINT: I use capital letters for the first name, this makes the Race screen easier to see and locate the runners.

You may use numbers to identify your runners; enter the number and X the selection box.

 

 

 

You can also use the PTT roster database to collect ID data for your runners.

 

Select Done to add more Runners.


 

Perhaps you have a coach and need assistance following you dream to be an elite distance runner.

By offering a coaching program for road running, it is hoped that more individuals will be attracted to the sport, and more importantly, by working with a coach to train intelligently, these individuals will be able to extend their running careers, have more fun running, and minimize the risks of overuse injuries.

A championship designation communicates to athletes and the community that the race organizers have agreed to follow approved guidelines in the conduct of the event.

Stopwatch for Track,multi-timer for all laps, splits and final times for all your runners in a sungle race with a single device.

 

 

Add ENTRANTS to Races

 

From the MEET screen Press and Hold Context menu,select EDIT

to access the Event Screen

 

or

 

 

 

 

directly from the EVENT screen

select ADD ENTRANTS from the Menu bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also add or delete runners from the Race screen for last minute changes.

From the EVENT menu command select ADD ENTRANTS,

you can also edit other Event data from this screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runners are easily added to each race, simply by clicking on the Left Table.
Runners can be removed from races by Clicking on the Right Table.

 

Selecting Add Entrants will enable New Runners to be added.

Runner Order at the RACE screen is controlled by Runner Order  here. 
Enter the runners in the Order  you want  in the race, in the same Order  in the Right Table.

Data set up here will apply for each specific race only. Each race can have it's own contestant list. All Runners will be available for all EVENTS in all MEETS.


SETUP IS COMPLETE

All data is stored in PTT.sdf found at My Documents/ on the PPC.This file is used by Team Timer office to create and edit your Season Data. It is possible to create the entire file on the desktop using Team Timer Office and transfer to the PPC. This way you can take advantage of a full size screen and keyboard.

Meets, Races and Runners can be created and loaded the night before, transfered to the PPC and be available on race day for any last minute changes or updates.

Uploading a completed Season from TTO to PTT will request the user to create a backup of the existing PTT.sdf file. It is a good idea to allow this action.


NOW for the RACE

Coaching the Track Runner

No longer need to use 5 timers, 5 sheetsw of times and countless hours after the meet to compile the results of all those runners.

 

 

 

 

START POCKET TEAM TIMER

 

 

Select MEETs from the Main Screen

 

 

 

 

Select the Meet
The screen can be sorted by Date, simply hit the DATE title bar.


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Select the Races (EVENTS)

Click on Left box to Add to Meet
Click on Right Box to Run.

Coaching the High School track team is easier when you have access to the best coachong and training software on the market

Like Accutrack, the cameras see only the finish line; the image shows the times at which the runners reach it. By clicking on the front of a runner's torso the operator records the time of finish

The Race Screen

The race comes up, Entrants are preloaded.
Changes can be made by selecting Event/Entrant menu

START the Race

Timing can be started in any of 2 ways:
   Select the Start button.
  
   Press Button #1 (Calendar on Ipaq)

The record and #1 start is only active at the start of the race. After 20 sec they activate the CAPTURED TIMES feature.


College coaches and meet directors now have an affordable option to the expense of outside timing crews and the excessive cost of photoelectric systems.

High schools can now host fully automatic track meets without having to staff the finish line with numerous hand-timers.

The best part - IT'S EASY.  Even those with no timing experience can quickly master the simple steps necessary to capture fully automatic times.

TIMING the Race

Timing is simple.
Simply select the runner as they pass by the timing point.
Laps and Splits are recorded for each runner individually.

The race timing can end in 3 ways.
Select the STOP Button
Select /DONE - OR-
As each runner completes his last lap, the running row changes to red.
After all runner rows are red,and the Lap reads F. the timer stops.

Results are automatically saved.


Results are saved  on the Device. MY DOCUMENTS/PTT_Results. sdf. .

Results files are uploaded to your desktop thru Team Timer Office . They can be found at My Documents/PTT/Import

The PTT_ RESULTS.sdf file is saved on the Desktop with a Date/Time Stamp and does not rewrite esisting files. This file is saved as DATETIME PTT_RESULTs.ptr  

This file is PTT_RESULTS.ptr.  The .ptr extension is read  by TEAM TIMER OFFICE.  You can open this file thru Access or another database program or you can rename the extension  to .mdb and Access will open  when you select it.

If you are brave or curious you can open this file and add runners, etc,  BUT TEAM TIMER OFFICE does it all for you.

When you sync your handheld with your PC, you will have a digital record of the race that includes the name of each athlete, each and every split time, the total time and the date of the race. It is so easy you will wonder how you ever lived without it. No more stopwatches, no more clipboards or blowing wet paper.


It is recomended that you delete the PTT_RESULTS.sdf file from your device at the end of each season, Start your Season with a fresh, empty data file.  This file becomes very large and can cause system slowdown or possible file corruption.

This file and the Season data file can be erased from the MAIN SCREEN MENU/Options command
       If you experience any premature shut down, erratic behavior or very slow activity, delete this file.  This is a sign of a corrupted file.  The program will recreate it and you have your data saved from your last Sync.  Before deleting, you copy and save, to MY DOCUMENTS/TEMP on your device to save the most recent race data.





Record Laps,Splits,Final Times

Unlike complicated photoelectric systems, the learning curve for PTT takes only minutes.  Do it yourself, recruit a student worker or hire an expert. Either way, your home track meet will function smoothly and accurately

RESULTS at the MEET

So you are just done timing, 3 boys come up to you, "How did I do coach, What about lap 3?"
Simply select EVENT/Report from the race screen or TAP and HOLD the race listing from the Event screen.
Up comes the handy results screen.

Final Times. Laps and Splits for each runner is all there.
It takes just seconds and quickly allows you to select the next race

Ready to Time!


Special Features
Report track results, statistics, PR

FALSE STARTS

In the case of a false start, simply

Stop the CLock by Hitting STOP

PRESS and HOLD on the screen to activate the menu.

Select RESET.
The clock is reset and ready for a quick restart.

Just Hit START at the new race START.

This feature is active for only 30 seconds after the START.
It is not available after a time has been recorded.


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FALSE RECORDINGS

In the event that a runner is mistakenly selected,.

PRESS and HOLD on the runner's name and a CONTEXT menu will come up.
Select CLEAR or ADVANCE to correct the time.
CLEAR will revert the time and lap to the last valid value.

Setting the Lockout feature at 2000 will install a 2 sec control against accidental repeat clicking, increasing this number will increase the lockout period.

2000 is the default


SCREEN VIEWS


Stopwatch and lap timer     Workouts for the 1600 meterptt

Display layout can be controlled by selecting Event/Split View List View

The default view shows all runners in a vertical list with Up and Down scrolling if needed. This is best for races with less than 15 runners.

Split View will create two columns of runners.
They can be toggled from fastest to slowest in each column.
By toggling the left column fast to slow and the right slow to fast, you can have access to timing both the fastest and slowest runners at the same time.
This feature is handy for Track events where the faster runners will lap the slowest and require timing at the same time.

List View will create pages of runners.
Runners are listed down the screen and across in pages.
It is possible to scroll across the screen and see as many runners as required.
By loading the races from best to worst and using the Program SORT feature it is possible to keep track of as many runners as required.
This feature works well for X-country events.

SORT is activated by selecting the empty tab at the TOP LEFT screen or the Race Header.
Sort will bring the faster runners, by lap and time to the top and or toggle to the bottom.

The SORT feature also works here to readjust the runners throughout the race.


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Coaching and recording 1600 times      Training for a distance runner     

Font size and attribute can be changed to allow more runners on the screen.

By making the fonts smaller it is possible to load and time larger races while minimizing scrolling.
Races with less runners can be adjusted to maximize visibilty by increasing font size.


Timing Modes


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PTT v3 offers 3 New Timing Modes

You can set which type of Mode the race will time in from several locations:

  • From the Race Screen
    • EVENT/Relay,Trainin gor Group
  • From the Event to Meet Screen
    • PRESS AND HOLD context Menu
    • Traing/Relay Group is the Default

Selection will be indicated with a G - T or R to the Left of the Timer on the race screen

  • G for Group or Standard Race
  • T for Training
  • R for Relay

 

  • Standard Race
    • All runners START at the same time with all LAP and SPLIT times recorded
    • FINAL Time Recorded
    • Entrants sorted by Finish Time
  • Training
    • All runners start at the same time, times are recorded at each interval and reset for the next interval.Results are stored for each interval run
    • Times are for each Interval Lap Run
    • No Final Time is recorded
    • Entrants sorted each lap by FINAL time
  • Relay
    • Only The first leg runner starts until handoffs occur, Each runner's leg SPLIT and LAP is recorded and the FINAL race time.
    • Each leg START is controlled by the USER
    • Lap and Split for each runner is recorded
    • Final Time is recorded
    • No sorting at by time at Finish

  • TRAING MODE SETUP
    • Create the workout: name it
    • Interval 800 or Training 1200, etc
    • Enter the total laps to be run for the workout. ie 800 interval workout x 12 will need 24 laps.
    • Select TRAINING from Race Type
    • Enter your runners

    Start the workout, Start the clock. At the end of Lap 1 click your runners to record the time.

If it is a 400 workout, let the clock run, let the runners rest, when they are ready to go, click the TIMER SQUARE. This will reset the clock to zero, when they finish click thier names to record the time.

Repeat until all laps are run.

  • If you are running multiple lap intervals, 800,1200,1600, etc. Click the runners name as they finish each lap until all laps are done for the interval length.
    • 800 is 2 laps
    • 1200 is 3laps etc

Let the clock run as they rest, when they start again, click the TIMER SQUARE and continue as above.

Your report will show each lap time in the workout.

  • Make sure to include all laps for the workout. The clock will stop when this limit is reached.
    • 800 x 10 will need 20 laps
    • 1200 x 6 will need 18 laps, etc

You can add extra to be safe.

RELAY AND MEDLY SETUP



To set up a RELAY EVENT select ADD EVENT from the MEET Screen

Pocket Team Timer makes it easy to set up and run Relay events.

  • You can time several Squads at once
  • You can set up Medly Relays with fixed lap numbers for each runner.
  • You can assign custom laps numbers for each runner.
  • The user clicks each runner at the end of each lap and and each handoff.
  • All lap and split times are captured for each leg.
  • The total time is displayed for each squad.

Name the Relay Event
Set the total length of the Event

Select the number of Laps for each leg.

At this point all laps must be the same for each leg.

Seelct the Race TYPE

RELAY if all laps are the same Custom laps are to be set up

MEDLEY if the race is the DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY

DMV default lap setup

  • Leg 1 -3 Laps
  • Leg 2 - 1 Lap
  • Leg 3 - 2 Laps
  • Leg 4 - 4 Laps

Pocket Team Timer will know when each runner has finished his legs and start the timer for the next runner.

ITo set up your race, Select Menu/Add ENtrants.

  • Drag 4 runners from the Left table to the Right tabe in the order they will run
  • After 4 runners are loaded, Select NEW SQUAD, this will add a Space needed to capture and display the Final Total RACE Time
  • AND serve as a separator between Squads.

ALWAYS add this after each group and the Last Group. If you do not, No final time will be displayedor captured for the race. Only lap and split times for each leg will be captured.

If you want to set up a custom relay with non traditional laps per leg, select Menu/ Entants Laps

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You can edit each Lap length by changing the number of Laps, and clicking on the Runner. Each runner can have a different lap number.

Pocket Team Timer will use this data to enable it to know when each runner has finished his laps and when to start the timer on the next runner.

 
Sports use of the Pocket pc,Stopwatch on a Pocket PC

To run and time the race,

  • Hit START
  • Click the #1 Runner from each Squad at the end of each lap and/or the baton hand off.
  • When the runner reaches the end of his assigned laps an F will appear inhis Lap counter and the next runner in each squad will be timed,
  • Click #2 Runner in each Squad,
  • and so on .

At the last lap the Final time for each Squad will be displayed att he end of each Squad.

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CAPTURE TIMES

TThis Feature is used to capture times in a very quick mannor, Clicking on BUTTON #4 will capture times quickly, similar to a stopwatch, without a need to click on a runner.
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There are times when way to many runners will come across the timing point at the same time. What can you do to get all the lap times.Several technigues will help:
   Stacking the races beforehand by putting the best runners first and grouping runners by ability, will make recognition easier.
   Sorting often thru the race will help
   Get in the habit of looking Down the track to recognize runners and there place before they need to be timed.It is possible to capture times quickly using the Record Time feature.This feature is activated by pressing Button #4 (email on the IPAQ).


 



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Each time the button is pressed a consecutive number will grow in the UPPER LEFT tab on the title bar.
These are CAPTURED TIMES.
If ten guys come by at once and you only can select 6 of them, hit the record button 4 times.
After the mess is passed, TAP on the Number.
The CAPTURED TIMES will be stored in that lap as SPARE.
It is then possible to go back after the race and assign the times to the runners missed based on your knowledge of them, their relative position in the race, etc.

 

Runners whose times are missed will not have the full tally of their laps in a given race. Because of this,after all laps in a race are run, the runners who have been clicked each lap will have a F in their lap header, runners who's times were missed and can be edited from the captured time list, will have less laps than the required number.

In order to stop the clock after the race is finished, it is necessary to SELECT STOP.

In the Left columns you will see 4 RACE screens that represent each lap of a 1600 Meter race.

At the end of each lap several runners' times are captured using hte RECORD Times button.

After each lap is finished the CAPTURED TIMES are saved to that lap by PRESS AND HOLD onthe Numbered square, before timing(clicking of Runners) of the next lap is started.

 

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RESOLVE THE MISSING RACE TIMES

After the race is finished, the CAPTURED TIMES can be assigned to the runners whose times were not recorded in each lap.

 

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This can be done manually or thru the RESOLVE LAPS feature.
This feature is activated from the RACE screen EVENT/RESOLVE LAPS or the EVENT Screen, TAP and HOLD/ RESOLVE LAPS.

 

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Select a suspect runner.

 

 

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Runners who have missing laps will populate their laps from first to last. Although a runner has missed lap 1, the first time his name is clicked, that time will populate LAP 1 but in reality be LAP 2's time .

You can adjust the LAP positions by selecting the LAP under the Runners name and click the GREEN ARROW to move the LAP TIME to the proper lap.

In this case, LUKE McCLURE's time was missed in Lap 1.

Select the Laps and drag them down by highlighting the lap and clicking the arroww inthe desired direction. Moving all 3 times down will leave LAP 1 empty and ready to edit.

 

 

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Highlight the errant lap time, selected from the list of CAPTURED TIMES and select UPDATE.

The lap and split time is corrected.

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After all editing is complete, SAVE THE RACE by selecting YES to lock in the resolved times

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In the REPORT, the CAPTURED TIMES for each LAP are saved inthe SPARE rows.

The adjusted time shows up in LAP 1 in LUKE McCLURE's report.

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 


THANK YOU AND GOOD TIMING

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