Baton is a sport for females and males of all ages. This sport requires that the twirler use both sides of their brain, which contributes to many mental and physical benefits. On a physical level, using the left and right side of the brain is called ambidexterity. Being able to use the left side of your body just as well as the right aids in overall coordination and strength. On a mental level, baton twirling promotes bilateral thinking, which can contribute to being able to learn information at a faster rate. Also, when there is a level of communication between the left and right side of the brain, this type of thinking process makes for an overall rise in intelligence.
Hand-eye coordination is another benefit from practicing baton. Hand-eye coordination can be defined as the coordinated control of eye movement with hand movement to execute a task. There is no better way to improve your eye-hand coordination than baton twirling. This sport requires you to use both hands and be efficient in catching or rotating the baton. Therefore, the twirler’s overall reaction and adjustment time is dramatically increased.
Baton is a sport that can be done alone, with another twirler, or even a whole team. As a result, this sport teaches good sportsmanship and a healthy level of competitiveness. There are many other not-so-obvious skills that come from baton twirling including how to manipulate a baton, coordination of the body, and self-discipline.
When it comes to baton twirling, there are many ways to get involved. If you’re not a performer or an athlete, there is always the option of coaching or being a choreographer for the team. Also available are judges, administrators, and as always volunteers. Baton has a little something for everyone!
At Star Line Baton Company, we offer a wide variety of batons and baton twirling accessories. All of our products are top quality products sold at a reasonable price. Give our baton company a call at 931-528-7829 or visit our online store.