Baton Twirling is an athletic endeavor enhanced through creativity. It is a challenging sport that combines the skillful mastery of twirling, tossing and catching batons with body movements incorporating dance and gymnastics. Routines are set to an array of musical selections. It is a sport that offers competition opportunities for both individuals and/or those wishing to participate in teams.
Baton twirling encompasses all aspects of mental and physical well-being. It is a sport for both males and females of all ages. Baton twirling lends to diversity and it's participants reflect the limitless positive attributes it instills.
Athletes may train to obtain badges and pins through a formal evaluation system known as the "Canadian Skills Developement Program." Athletes are encouraged to participate in parades, public performances and year-end recitals, which helps to develop confidence and a healthy self-esteem for all body types. Many athletes enter the sport at a recreational/pre-competitive level. As their skills develop, they are given the opportunity to train as competitive athletes in solo, duet, and group categories. Future opportunities for athletes may also include coaching, choreographing and officiating the sport.
The MANITOBA BATON TWIRLING SPORTIVE ASSOCIATION is a member of the CANADIAN BATON TWIRLING FEDERATION (CBTF) - the national governing body of Baton Twirling in Canada. We are a Sport Partner of Sport Manitoba and our coaches are CBTF and NCCP certified.