Coaches' Creed / CREDO DES ENTRAINEURS

We, the coaches, will display professionalism, integrity and respect for the letter and spirit of the sport by adhering to the rules and regulations of the CBTF. We will provide a supportive and informative foundation by striving to seek knowledge and gain experience expressing the highest regard for all members of the community.

Nous, les entraîneurs, ferons preuve de professionnalisme, d’intégrité et de respect pour la lettre et l’esprit du sport en adhérant aux règlements de la CBTF. Nous offrirons information et soutien en nous efforçant d’acquérir les connaissances et l’expérience reflétant le plus grand respect pour tous les membres de la communauté.

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Coaches Certification Program

The CBTF Coaching Certification Program is divided into three sections, called LEVELS, that follow the NCCP model:

LEVEL 1 Coach

The Level 1 Coaches Course is an introductory program designed to prepare prospective baton twirling coaches to introduce technically sound twirling fundamentals to recreational participants.

  • Seminar is approximately 8 to 10 hours in length
  • Upon successful completion, the coach has the technical knowledge to instruct Recreational athletes
  • Certification requires:
    • Successful completion of the Level 1 Coaches Course
    • An awareness of the CBTF Progressional Model
    • Minimum age of 16 to become a Level 1 Coach

The Level 1 Coaching course was revised, effective November 5 2011. Previous students that had completed some, but not all, of their Level 1 requirements are asked to use the CBTF Contact Us page to contact the CBTF Coaches' Representative to determine their current status and any outstanding requirements under the new program.

Level One coaches interested in continuing their professional development are encouraged to pursue the following NCCP courses (offered under the Community Coach stream of the the Multi-Sport Training section of the NCCP website):

  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Planning A Practice
  • Nutrition


LEVEL 2 Coach

  • The seminar is often offered in conjunction with the MODULE 1 Judges course. Together, the seminar is approximately 20 hours in length. If offered separately, the LEVEL 2 Coaches is is approximately 15 hours in length.
  • Upon successful completion, the coach has the technical knowledge to instruct recreational and pre-competitiv athletes, as well as higher levels of the Skills Development Program
  • Certification requires:
    • Successful completion of the Level 2 Coaches Course
    • Successful completion of the NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part B (which consists of three modules: Design a Sport Program, Teaching & Learning, Basic Mental Skills)
    • Minimum age of 16 to become a Level 2 Coach

Level Two coaches interested in continuing their professional development are encouraged to pursue the following NCCP courses (offered under the Competition - Development stream of the the Multi-Sport Training section of the NCCP website):

  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Psychology of Performance

LEVEL 3 Coach

  • The seminar is approximately 25 hours in length
  • Upon successful completion, the coach is certified to coach recreational, pre-competitive and competitive athletes.
  • Certification requires:
    • Successful completion of the Level 3 Coaches Course
    • Successful completion of the NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part B (which consists of three modules: Deisgn a Sport Program, Teaching & Learning, Basic Mental Skills)
    • Minimum age of 16 to become a Level 3 Coach

CBTF-certified coaches are governed by the CBTF Coaches Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. The goals of the CBTF Coaching Certification program are many: 

  • To provide a supportive and informative training ground for the technical community
  • To provide baton twirling technical and practical information with emphasis on correctness of baton and body technique
  • To successfully translate to prospective coaches how to communicate how the skills are to be executed: to acquire the knowledge concerning teaching the skills
  • To create a better understanding for the necessity of proper baton and body technique and mastery of essential twirling skills
  • To increase the longevity of the twirling life span by implementing a series of short term goals which may aspire into long term accomplishments
  • To build a logical gap from the recreational to the world class athlete by presenting a logical progression for teaching baton twirling skills
  • To create a safe and positive setting for participants by providing a desirable atmosphere for developing high self esteem and maintaining healthy perspectives
  • To create a harmonious relationship amongst technical facilitators and athletes by which appreciation of quality and respect is paramount
  • To maintain a national coaching directory
  • To lend credibility to the sport of baton twirling in respect to the media, public, and the members of the twirling community
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