Please review the attached list of resources as you plan for the upcoming year, and circulate it to your clubs and provincial associations.

Together We Flourish. Black Lives Matter.

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, 2019: one additional correction has been included.

February 23, 2020: following the WBTF Winter Meetings, there was a a small change to the written description and the demonstration video has been updated.

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

Material from the February 2018 webinar that provided an update on the Coaching Program Realignment Project is now available for viewing online. The recorded webinar and the slides (including slides added from the Q&A portion of the webinar) are both listed below.

The Coaching Program Realignment is making several significant changes to the CBTF Coaching education programs:

August 27, 2017 - These skills are from the former Bronze 2-Baton pin of the CBTF Skills Development Program. The Bronze 2-Baton pin has been replaced with the 2-Baton I routine, however the skills included here are excellent drills for any athlete starting to learn 2-Baton.

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).



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.

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.