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Archive for January, 2020

Your Baton Size Matters: How To Measure for the Correct Size Baton

There will always be steps to take and equipment to purchase before you even begin training for any sport. Baton Twirling is certainly no different. However, there seems to be one step that is often overlooked by newcomers to Baton Twirling, and that is being correctly fitted for your twirling baton. Having the correct size baton for twirling will make a big difference in handling, and visual effect. A baton that is too long will be more difficult to handle, and one that is too short may look awkward during a performance. How To Order the Right Baton Size The best way to get the correct size baton is to measure. Have the twirler stand perfectly straight, and measure from the base of their neck (where the neck meets the shoulder), out to the tip of the middle finger. If the length of the measurement is closer to the half-inch mark, then you want to round up in baton size. For example, if your measurement comes to 24 ˝” order a 25” baton. If for some reason you are unable

Posted: 1/22/2020

Questions to Ask After Your Next Competition

When you step off the stage after a competition routine, a rush of emotions hit you. Maybe you feel proud of how well you did, embarrassed about a trick that you didn't land, nervous about how the judges will score you, or maybe you're feeling all of the above at once! After a twirling competition, it's important to take some time to think about how you did and how you can improve in the future. Here are some self-reflection questions you can ask yourself after a twirling competition. First, it's important to start on a positive note. Ask yourself, "What was the best part of my routine?" Reflecting on your accomplishments can help quiet the self-doubting thoughts that can sometimes follow a difficult performance. Next, ask yourself if there were any areas in which you could improve next time. If you feel that you messed something up during your routine, framing it as room for improvement can help you acknowledge your mistakes without being too hard on yourself. Once you

Posted: 1/13/2020

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