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Welcome to the bi-monthly International Baton Twirling Federation Newsletter.
Spinning into the Future of Baton Twirling. 

Since our last issue...

What's kickin'?! 

Join us in our campaign to "Kick-Off" our celebration of twirling by submitting your videos of kick tricks! Here are some guidelines: 
  • Define "kick trick" any way you want! We want to see your creativity.
  • Videos should be no longer than five seconds. 
  • Film in landscape/horizontal orientation.
  • Send your videos to or DM us on Facebook or Instagram
  • Tell us your name, age, and home country.

We will be posting these videos to highlight unique skills from twirlers around the world. The deadline to submit a video is September 21.

Like the videos that we have already posted? Repost them on your accounts using #batonkickoff and #ibtftwirl. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook @IBTForg and Instagram @ibtf_baton twirling!

After this kick-off, expect big steps from IBTF! Over the next year, we are excited to debut original choreography and tricks for you and your athletes to learn. We also have info sessions and workshops in the making to educate everyone about events that may be new to you such as X-Strut and Freestyle.

Coming up...

The IBTF Executive Technical Committee has been meeting to establish judging criteria for the 2022 IBTF World Baton Twirling Championship in Liverpool. 

All judges interested in being selected to judge at the 2022 World Championship must attend a series of online seminars beginning this December. There will one each month during December, January, and February.  
Two dates/time options will be available for attendees to choose:   
(Tuesdays <Wednesday early for Australia/Japan> OR Saturday <Sunday for Australia/Japan>)        
Here are the established Webinar dates:
  • TOPIC # 1 SOLO | Tuesday, December 1st  OR  Saturday, December 12th
  • TOPIC # 2 TWO & THREE BATON | Tuesday, January 5th  OR  Saturday, January 9th
  • TOPIC # 3 DUET & ARTISTIC TEAM |  Tuesday, February 2nd  OR Saturday, February 6th 
  • All Seminars are 1.5 maximum hours in length. There will be three topics (each covered twice giving everyone interested two options to attend).
  • Dale White, IBTF Executive Technical Member, is the lead for the IBTF Seminars.
  • Judges interested in being selected for the 2022 World Baton Twirling Championship MUST attend all three seminars. This is a requirement.
  • Information will be disseminated via the website, Revolution, social media, and via email to international judges with contact information on file.
  • Zoom registration information for the December Solo webinar will be sent out early November in Revolution and will be posted on the IBTF, WBTF, and WFNBTA websites 
Further information will be distributed about the IBTF Judge Seminars soon!

Thank you for reading!
We will continue to inform you of changes, advancements, and upcoming events as it relates to IBTF and the overall global alliance. We hope you will support us on this journey for the betterment of baton twirling for everyone, everywhere.
The future is here, 
IBTF Executive Managing Committee
The IBTF Executive Managing Committee meets physically twice a year and conducts all other business regularly via conference meetings and email.  Present topics are the completion of the formats for the upcoming scheduled competitions, working on the policy and procedures manuals for governance, competition rules, judging criteria and financial policies.    

Current IBTF Executive Managing Committee:
Sandi Wiemers, President
Beverly Johnson, Vice President
Jean Patrick Rousset, Vice President
Maurizio Chizzoli, Vice President
Jeff Johnson, Secretary General
Lise Hagen Rebbestad, Treasurer
Amy Arellano Williams and Moto Tsuchiya, Sport Administrators
Christine Bel, Paola DeMarchi, Darlene King Gaboury, Dale White, Rita Schrooten, and Jackie Stewart, Technical Members
Denise Pearse and Paul Rutten, Executive Committee Member at Large

Have questions? Email us so we can answer in the next newsletter!
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