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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2015 CBTF Elections - Athletes', Coaches' and Judges' Rep Positions

The positions of Athlete's Representative, Coaches' Representative and Judges' Representative on the CBTF Technical Committee and Board of Directors are scheduled for election this year.

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee for these three positions is August 10, 2015 (refer to the attached Nomination Forms for mail, fax and email addresses). Voting will be held online using the CBTF website, between August 17, 2015 and September 9, 2015. Results will be announced at the 2015 CBTF Annual General Meeting during the Fall Conference, September 11-14, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta.

All three positions will be elected for a 2-year term: 2015 AGM through the 2017 AGM.

To make a nomination, both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members in good standing.

The attached forms include further details about the nomination requirements and nomination submission process for each position. These forms should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • Athletes' Representative
  • Coaches' Representative
  • Judges' Representative

CBTF requires the consent of the nominee to allow her/his name to stand for any of these positions. Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include this consent when submitting the Nomination Form - forwarding an email confirmation is satisfactory.

Nominees should be aware that the Roles and Responsibility for Judges' Representative were recently changed and a new position, WBTF Judges' Representative, was created.

Judges' Representative

  • He/She shall be responsible for any and all affairs of the CBTF concerning the operation of the Judges’ Association and its members.
  • He/She shall be responsible for the operation of the CBTF Judges’ Program and maintaining accurate records of same.
  • He/She shall be responsible to prepare and submit all reports, briefs, budgets and timetables as required by the CBTF.
  • He/She shall shall automatically be placed on the Canadian Winner/Championships judging panel. He/She must apply to be a judge at the IC Qualifier and Team Trials, along with all others.
  • He/She shall prepare all assignments required for the application for Canadian Winner/Championships. In an International Cup year, assignments in the Solo, 2Baton and 3Baton events, if selected to be part of the application process, will be prepared by the WBTF Judges Representative.

WBTF Judges' Representative

  • The position is appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • All CBTF Technical Members in good standing who also hold the WBTF Master Judge certification are eligible for the appointment, including the sitting National Judges’ Representative. The appointed individual should have significant experience at the international level.
  • The appointment shall be on the same cycle as the CBTF Judges’ Representation position (ie. be appointed in odd-numbered years) and be a 2-year appointment.
  • As with other Board appointments, confirmation requires that the majority of votes cast be in the affirmative. Total votes cast - Yes, No and Abstain - must meet the Board Meeting quorum requirement.
  • The appointed individual:
    • Shall act as liaison with other World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) member countries’ judges' representatives.
    • Shall represent the CBTF at all duly called WBTF Judges Committee meetings.
    • Shall automatically be placed on the IC Qualifier and Team Trials judging panels. He/She must apply to be a judge at the Canadian Winner/Championships, along with all others.
    • Shall prepare all assignments unique to the application for Team Trials and World Championships. Additionally, in an International Cup year, he/she shall prepare assignments in the Solo, 2Baton and 3Baton events, if those events are selected to be part of the application process.
    • Will *not* be an automatic member of the Judge Selection Committee, but may be a substitute in the event the National Judges' Representative is applying to judge at the IC Qualifier, Team Trials, International Cup or World Championships.
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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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