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2020 World Baton Twirling Day

April 10th is Baton Twirling's Special Day!   

It is the day we celebrate our great sport worldwide.  

Look for more information soon!  

2020-01-03 2 days ago
Revolution | IBTF Newsletter | February 2020 2019-12-06 1 month ago
Who is the IBTF Executive Managing Committee?

The IBTF Executive Managing Committee is a group of WBTF and WFNBTA representatives that meets physically twice a year and conducts all other business regularly via conference meetings and email.

The current IBTF Executive Managing Committee:

2020-02-14 1 month ago
Is the WBTF International Cup style of competition, with different levels, being eliminated?

No, The IBTF Nations Cup is very similar in concept to the WBTF International Cup Level A & B.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
How do athletes qualify for the IBTF World Championship or the IBTF Nations Cup?

The qualifying process is left up to each member federation. Some federations hold a qualifying competition -- sometimes along with their National Championship and sometimes as a separate competition. Some federations qualify their athletes through a year-round process.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
How does the IBTF ensure the Level B and Level A Nations Cup competition is fair for the athletes?

It is the responsibility of the coach and athlete to enter the appropriate level in the Nations Cup based on the athlete’s true proficiency of skills and experience.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
How will WFNBTA athletes be able to 'catch up' to their WBTF counterparts in Short Program, since it will be vital to their success in 2022?

WFNBTA athletes always have the opportunity to attend clinics and workshops in their area where Short Program is being taught and may certainly seek the services of a coach to come and present a clinic

2020-02-21 1 month ago
Is the 2021 World Championship the first combined world championship between the NBTA and USTA?

NBTA and USTA are both national organizations in the USA. The 2021 World Championship will be the first combined world championship between the WFNBTA and WBTF international federations.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
What is happening to the IBTF Grand Prix?

The IBTF Grand Prix competition is being retired. That competition demonstrated that WFNBTA federations and WBTF federations could come together in an open spirit of competition. The IBTF World Championship competitions represent the next step in that partnership.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
Are IBTF competitions only for the top, elite level, twirlers?

No, the IBTF Vision is to become the multidisciplinary governing body for the sport of baton twirling as recognized by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).

2020-02-21 1 month ago
If the WFNBTA and WBTF are partnering to form the IBTF, what will happen to each of them?

Both organizations will continue to exist and operate independently for a period of time until it is deemed necessary to merge all systems.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
Why did the WBTF take the lead on the GAISF membership application instead of the IBTF?

IBTF, as a new organization, does not meet the rigid requirements that GAISF imposes for membership. The same is true for the WFNBTA.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
Is this all about getting Baton Twirling into the Olympics?

Getting to the Olympics is a wonderful goal, but it is not the only objective.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
Why is Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) recognition important?

Recognition by the Global Association of International Sports Federations or "GAISF" is the catalyst to Olympic Recognition.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
How will the selection of IBTF leadership happen in the future?

The First IBTF General Assembly will be held in August 2022 after the World Freestyle Championship. This allows the IBTF to complete a full two-year cycle (2021 World Baton Twirling Championships and 2022 World Freestyle Championships).

2020-02-21 1 month ago
How was the IBTF Executive Managing Committee chosen?

In 2013, Executive Members from each of the WBTF and WFNBTA met to explore a partnership that would bring together all of the baton twirling athletes in the world.

2020-02-21 1 month ago
2021 Baton Twirling Rulebook

February 19, 2020 (UPDATED) - The Rulebook and Competition Handbook documents for the 2021 IBTF Nations Cup and World Baton Twirling Championship are attached below.

The events included in the 2021 Nations Cup and World Baton Twirling Championship competitions are:

2019-08-05 1 month ago
When will the IBTF hold its first General Assembly?

The First IBTF General Assembly will be held in August 2022 after the World Freestyle Championship. This allows the IBTF to complete a full two-year cycle (2021 World Baton Twirling Championships and 2022 World Freestyle Championships).

2020-02-14 1 month ago
How often are the IBTF World Championship competitions?

There will be an IBTF competition every year. These competitions will alternate between a World Baton Twirling Championship (beginning in 2021) and a World Freestyle Championship (beginning in 2022).

2020-02-14 1 month ago
What disciplines are involved in the World Baton Twirling Championship?

The 2021 World Baton Twirling Championship includes the disciplines of Solo, 2-Baton, 3-Baton, X-Strut, Artistic Twirl, Artistic Pair, Duet, Twirl Team, Artistic Team, Twirling Corps, and Artistic Group.

2020-02-14 1 month ago
What disciplines are involved in the World Freestyle Championship?

The World Freestyle Championship includes the disciplines of Freestyle Solo, Rhythmic Twirl, Freestyle Pair, and Freestyle Team. The format for the competitions beyond the 2021/2022 cycle are still being established by the IBTF Executive.

2020-02-14 1 month ago
WBTF athletes have been allowed to perform gymnastics but this has been restricted for WFNBTA. How will IBTF balance that difference?

At the 2015, 2017 and 2019 Grand Prix competitions, WBTF and WFNBTA judges have agreed that the use of acrobatics, though permitted, is not given extra consideration nor will its use contribute to determining the rating and ranking of the athletes.

2020-02-14 1 month ago
2022 World Freestyle Championship

The first IBTF World Freestyle Championship will be held August, 2022. Bids are now being accepted for hosting the 2022 event.

2019-01-01 1 month ago
2022 World Freestyle Championship Hosting Bid Documents

The International Baton Twirling Federation is now receiving bids to host the 2022 World Freestyle Championship. All bids must be received no later than August 1, 2020.

2020-02-14 1 month ago
IBTF News Brief: 2022 IBTF World Freestyle Championship to include WFNBTA Rhythmic Twirl and WBTF Freestyle

Today’s news brief focuses on the 2022 IBTF World Freestyle Championship.  

Looking ahead to the disciplines of the Championship, the competition will offer both WFNBTA’S Rhythmic Twirl and WBTF’S Freestyle Solo.   

2020-01-02 1 month ago