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WBTF Level I Technical Foundation Certification Program

WBTF Level I Technical Foundation Certification Program
A new online training course for coaches AND judges


The World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) has re-formulated the former Level I Coach Training Program to include all WBTF judges. Coaches and judges will learn together and will then be on the same page regarding progressive training, the concepts of each event, design, technique and performance. The WBTF understands the value of educating coaches and judges together, so we can work in tandem toward the progression of our sport.


The Technical Foundation Certification Program consists of two modules:

Module 1: Online, self-paced course that covers the 6-degree program (similar to Compulsories), Movement Technique and proper warm-up.

Module 2: Two-day, virtual workshop taught by world-renowned experts covering how to teach the “basics” through B level disciplines.

For coaches:
• The Level I Technical Foundation Certification Program is an optional course that provides a WBTF Level I Coach Certification for coaches. It is not required.

For judges:
• All judges beginning WBTF judges training are required to take this course prior to taking the WBTF Judges Master certification course.
• All currently certified WBTF Master Judges must take this course by January 2025 and will receive certification credit for doing so.

YOU MUST COMPLETE MODULE 1 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MODULE 2 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP.

The Level I Technical Foundation Certification Program (MODULE 2) will be offered in September 2022 in three, four-hour sessions. Participants can select a morning or evening option.

MODULE 2 DATES AND SESSION TIMES:

Sep 23 Friday 11 a.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 1
Sep 24 Saturday 11 a.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 1
Sep 25 Sunday 11 a.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 1
Sep 29 Thursday 6 p.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 2
Sep 30 Friday 6 p.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 2
Oct 1 Saturday 6 p.m. CDT Coach-Judge Level I Certification Workshop Option 2
 

Cost:

MODULE 1 REGISTRATION FEE:
• All applicants (coach and/or judge): Registration fee of $25 USD
• Certified Master Judges and Level I Certified Coaches Clinicians: Free but you must register for Module 1 to attend. 

MODULE 2 REGISTRATION FEE:

• All new applicants (coach and/or judge): Registration fee of $75 USD
• Certified Master Judges and Level I Certified Coaches Clinicians: Free but you must registrater for Module 2 to attend.

The required syllabus for this course is the Technical Foundation Certification Training Materials. 

Purchase the required training materials at https://www.wbtf.org/store

• $75 USD for Level I Technical Foundation Training Materials, which include updated videos and valuable resources.  (This is an optional purchase for Certified Master Judges who will receive one year certification credit only if NOT purchasing the training materials OR three years certification credit if purchasing the training materials.

Part of the required training materials were in the original Coaches Level I Training Program package. Updated videos and new additions are presently being added. The package will be available in the shopping cart when it is ready. In the meantime, it is off site.  For those who had previously purchased this package: the new updates and additions will be available to you through your registered account on the website where you can download any updated parts of your original purchase.  Check the website for availability.  

 

Registration will open for both Module 1 and Module 2 at www.wbtf.org on or before August 15th.
Check the website for details.