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NOTE: September 13 changes have been approved and are included in the attached written description. The changes bring the written description into alignment with the demonstration video.

September 20: one additional correction has been included.

Effective January 1, 2019 the CBTF Competitive Program will consist of 5 levels - C, BN, BI, BA and A.

The Canadian Baton Twirling Federation (CBTF) expects that a high standard of professional conduct will be maintained by all members of the CBTF Technical Association (ie: Judges, Coaches, SDP Adjudicators, Course Conductors).

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS

CBTF Technical Association members shall:

February 1, 2016 - The attached tracking sheet, contributed by Tracy Eyssens, is being provided for all Technical Members to use to record their Continuing Professional Development activities during this interim period until these can be tracked directly in the CBTF Membership Database.

At the 2014 Fall Conference, the CBTF Board of Directors approved a Continuing Professional Education and Development (CPED) Program, designed to foster the development of Coaches, Judges, and Officials, in order to advance amateur twirling in Canada.

At the WBTF 2015 Summer Meeting, a change to Element Number 1 (Grand Jeté) of the Short Program was approved. I am bringing this to the attention of all Coaches and Judges as this change will be implemented immediately and will be in effect for the 2015-16 competitive season - all CBTF and WBTF competitions, including Team Trials and the World Championships.

A number of coaches have spoken with me and worried about the judging of our events.

Their concern is: Many athletes’ have been on the cusp of moving up to 2.5, 4.0, and 6.0. for a number of times but have been held back for a long time.

Another situation: An athlete had just moved up one level, because of a perfect performance, but on the next competition had a poor performance yet received the same score. It is all right to score below the level, if you felt they did not compare with the role model and range descriptions for that level on that day.

The January 2015 What's New Webinar is now available for viewing online. Each segment is also viewable as a separate video.

The slides used in the presentation are attached below.

The January 2014 What's New Webinar is now available for viewing online. Each segment is also viewable as a separate video.

The slides used in the presentation are attached below.

The video and audio links referenced during the presentation are available:

An important component of the CBTF Judge Certification process is the Practice Judging that a candidate is required to complete. The supervising judge in that practice judging experience plays a significant role in that process.

This CBTF Policy regarding Practice Judge Supervisors was adopted at the 2013 CBTF Fall Conference.