Baton twirling is a sport enjoyed by boys and girls around the world, offering a combination of complex baton handling skills and body moves in conjuncture with musicality and is a wonderful combination of art and sport.
It offers gracefulness, co-ordination, body awareness, and good fitness habits. While many picture majorettes marching in parades or onto college football fields, the sport is much more involved and has many unrecognized, advantageous qualities.
In fact, many physical education programs throughout the world actually include twirling for its exceptional promotion of both fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balance and poise.
What kind of sport is Baton?
With a well-designed national skills development program and a variety of participation levels from recreational to competitive, baton twirling remains committed to being an easy sport to adopt and succeed at, for athletes of all ages and backgrounds.
Twirling requires very little special equipment, can be done almost anywhere and provides a slew of physical and mental health benefits – all for a fraction of most dance and sport programs.
Furthermore, twirling promotes and improves self-esteem and self-discipline, fosters social relations, teamwork, and sportsmanship and all while building character and helping youth form healthy foundations for active lifestyles.