Coaches, we get it. You don't have a lot of time during the week, and need to make your practice sessions go as smoothly as possible. You might even think you don't have the time to set up a match in Orion, and instead want to just hand score all those practice targets (trust me, you don't want to do this). Instead, this how to article will show you how to create a practice match in one click, and spend less than 5 minutes scoring and printing out results for your athletes.
Creating one-click practice mathces relies are three things.
From there, everything else is Orion is the same, including scanning targets and printing individual score sheets for your athlete's records.
Please note, these instructions do rely on Orion version 2.17.1 or later.
There are a few steps you have to take once to allow you to create one-click practice matches.
It is important to know that each Initials value has to be unique, and that order of the characters do not matter. For example, "ABC" is the same as "CBA" since it has the same three characters but in a different order. Additinally, characters may not be used more than once, "KAA" is the same as "KA".
In Orion a "Favorite Match" acts like a template. You create the template with the match configuration you want. Then each time you use the template Orion builds a match automatically according to it's configuration.
That's it, you are ready to use your one-click training match.
When Orion opens, the Welcome Screen appears. You'll notice that the Favorite Match you created is now listed in the Create a New Match window. To create a new match using the templete, simply slick it, hit confirm, and it's ready to go.
All of your Favorite athletes will be added along with their text based competitor numbers you specified in the Initials field.
When you are ready to start shooting, hand out new Orion targets to your team. Each team member may then decide what to shoot on their own. All they have to do is fill in the bubbles at the top of the target, with their initials, their position, and the series within the position.
In the example below Abby G Jones, with initials "AGJ"
When your athletes are done shooting, you may scan and score their targets. This process is the same in Orion, just load the targets into your scanner and hit Auto-Score.
The targets will get get loaded into the Match Scoring tab and then quickly scored.
Finally, to give your athletes a record of their performance, print off Individual Score Sheets for them. This too is the same in Orion, on the Match Results tab click the "Print Individual" button, select which athlete, and click "Print."