Coaches

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.

The position of Coaches' Representative on the CBTF Technical Committee and Board of Directors is scheduled for election this year.

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee for this positions is August 31, 2021 (refer to the attached Nomination Form for email address - contact Jeff Johnson at past-presidentatcbtf [dot] ca if you need instructions for submitting your nomination by regular mail). Voting will be conducted online between September 1, 2021 and September 10, 2021. Results will be announced at the 2021 CBTF Annual General Meeting, September 18, 2021 using Zoom.

This position will be elected for a 2-year term: 2021 AGM through the 2023 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 make any nomination.

CBTF requires the consent of the nominee to allow her/his name to stand for this position. 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 from the nominee is satisfactory.

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

The CBTF Coaching Certification Program is divided into five levels that follow the NCCP and LTAD models. For those that are interested in coaching, but do not yet meet the minimum age (15 years old) to begin the certification program, we offer a Coach-In-Training Course.

COACH-IN-TRAINING (CIT) COURSE

The CIT Course is an optional two-year course, that will provide you with valuable learning and experience leading up to taking the Baton Twirling Foundations course when you are 15 years of age.

The pre-requisites for taking the Coach-In-Training Course are:

  • You must be 13 years of age
  • You must be registered with a club and hold a membership in your provincial association
  • You must have a Mentor Coach in place

BATON TWIRLING FOUNDATIONS COACHING COURSE

The Baton Twirling Foundations Course is an introductory program designed to prepare prospective baton twirling coaches to introduce technically sound twirling fundamentals to athletes at the Active Start and Fundamental levels in the Long Term Athlete Development pathway.

The pre-requisites to taking the Baton Twirling Foundations course are:

  1. You must be 15 years of age to apply for the THEORY portion of the course.
  2. You must have general knowledge of and ability to demonstrate the skills in the SDP White through Bronze Pin.
  3. You must have general knowledge of and ability to demonstrate the Pre-Competitive Level I & II standard routines.
  4. You must have a Mentor Coach in place.
  5. You must hold a Technical Association membership within your province.

COMPETITION 1 COACHING COURSE

The Competition 1 Coaching Course is the second of five courses offered, and is designed to prepare baton twirling coaches to coach athletes at the Fundamental, Learn to Train, and Train to Train levels in the Long Term Athlete Development pathway.

The pre-requisites to taking the Competition 1 course are:

  1. You must be 16 years of age to apply for the THEORY portion of the course.
  2. You must be fully certified at the Baton Twirling Foundations level to take the PRACTICAL portion of the Competition 1 Coaching Course.
  3. You must have general knowledge of the skills in the SDP Bronze Pin through Silver Pin.
  4. You must have good knowledge of the Pre-Competitive Level II standard routines.
  5. You must hold a Technical Association membership within your province.

COMPETITION 2 COACHING COURSE

The Competition 2 Coaching Course is the third of five courses offered, and is designed to prepare baton twirling coaches to coach athletes at the Learn to Compete level in the Long Term Athlete Development pathway.

This course and certification has not yet been released.

COMPETITION 3 COACHING COURSE

The Competition 3 Coaching Course is the fourth of five courses offered, and is designed to prepare baton twirling coaches to coach athletes at the Train to Compete level in the Long Term Athlete Development pathway.

This course and certification has not yet been released.

COMPETITION 4 COACHING COURSE

This certification has not yet been released.