How we use Multi Timer to help manage the top level of Field Hockey
We use Multi Timer in addition to the web based system AltiusRT to manage the overall game.
The Multi Timer is used in conjunction with Altius to provide back up and to ensure that the Technical Official has times/clocks at their fingertips. Different Technical Officials have tried using different apps, many have found Multi Timer the best, but further improvements would be great.
For the game we need to manage:
The length of each quarter, currently we use a timer counting down from the 17 minutes, At the end of the quarter this are reset and started again after quarter and half time.
The overall game length. Currently use a stepped timer which pauses automatically at the end of each 17 minute quarter
This is not ideal, as we would prefer this to start at 0, go to 17 (quarter time), then go from 17 to 34 (half time) and the same for the third quarter and fourth quarter, going all the way to 68, Instead at the top of the step timer it shows the 68 to start with and goes down, instead of starting at 0 and going up to 68.
Having the clock for the overall game going up, would then match with the software (Altius) which is used for managing the overall game. Ideally we would like the larger timer (in the centre of the timer) going down, as it does now, and the overall time (at the time of the timer) going up.
The time of each “card”. When players are “carded” or “sin binned” we need to manage the time they are on the bench This could be 2minutes, 5 minutes or 10 minutes. It is possible to have multiple of these running at once. Currently we have set on the layout, timers for 2minutes, 5 minutes and 10 minutes which can be called at any time.