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 Analysis of the Sport of Baton Twirling by admin on Tue, 2008-04-08 08:21
IT IS PHYSICAL – Baton Twirling requires coordination of fingers, hands, arms, feet legs; in to extraordinary control of the back, and torso, all of which are to to the the hears and the sight the sees. It requires endurance, agility, strength, and .IT IS – Baton Twirling allows athletes to learn more about and fear, self-esteem and self-image; it gives to realize that attitude is what makes or breaks the , not anyone or anything else. It is a type of mind set with an increased awareness, which challenges an athlete to realize the potential she/he may possess. It requires self-discipline.IT IS EMOTIONAL – Baton Twirling provides guided with other athletes. It the to participate and have fun in a healthy, wholesome and to develop lasting friendships. It provides to recognize excellence and , to be sensitive, to develop , and to have great memories that last a lifetime.IT IS A – Baton Twirling is exact, and demands precise execution. The baton is always pushing the laws of physics with force and speed, action and reaction, and relativity.IT IS MATHEMATICAL – Baton Twirling is a show, which can be entertaining and enlightening. It encompasses , acting, producing, and touring. It has , , flair, excitement, pizzazz, sophistication and .IT IS AN ARTISTIC SPORT – Baton Twirling requires the of a (without the ), the concentration of a , the quick reactions of a boxer, and the stage presence and grace of a .IT IS EDUCATIONAL – Baton Twirling allows our youth to to take all of these elements, some dry and technically tiresome, some difficult and challenging, and emotion, , passion, develop a , understand their own inner strengths and , to with others and a reason to on a quality .\             


Why Twirl?
Twirling is a great activity for young children because it helps them develop spatial awareness (left, right, up, down, front, back), fine motor skills (which help them use pencils, scissors and keyboards), as well as hand-eye coordination. Children also develop strength, flexibility and stamina, as well as poise and a positive body image, by participating in the sport of baton twirling.
Twirlers of all ages benefit from baton twirling because it teaches “life skills:” teamwork and good sportsmanship, time-management and goal-setting skills, self-confidence and positive self-esteem. Those skills support them throughout their lives; in school and college, as they interview for scholarships or jobs, and as they make professional presentations later in life.
Athletes who pursue competitive twirling learn how to deal with pressure and come to appreciate the rewards of determination and dedication. Many also have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally.

Some colleges offer twirling scholarships and some of the world’s best twirlers have performed professionally in Cirque du Solei and the Broadway musical “Blast.” Many twirlers become coaches and judges, and continue to share their love of the sport with others. from USTA

Many skills are learned through the use of the body, the manipulation of the baton, coordination of the baton and the body, performance characteristics and musicality. Below is a list of benefits as well as more detailed benefits of baton twirling.
Skills and Benefits
·         Enjoyment
·         Physical Fitness
·         Confidence and Self Esteem
·         Self Discipline
·         Motivational Skills
·         Character Building
·         Social Skills
·         Memorization Skills
·         Focus Skills
·         Multi Tasking Skills
·         Creative and Artistic Skills
·         Performance Skills
·         Musical Skills
·         Adjustment Ability
·         Team Building and Team Spirit
·         Ambidexterity
·         Bilateral thinking
·         Motor Skills

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