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How Baton Twirling Benefits Youth

We know you love baton twirling, but did you know that on top of being an excellence exercise to improve your body coordination and flexibility, it has a lot of benefits for young children? Baton twirling is an international sport that encompasses agility of gymnastics, ballet movements, and the technical skill of twirling your baton. However, besides the physical benefits, this sport can also teach and build some important attitudes that young children can benefit from while practicing their favorite hobby. Our baton twirling experts at Star Line Baton, have compiled some of these benefits in this sweet and short list:

  • Self-Esteem: Baton twirling requires a lot of concentration and coordination. These are both attributes that can be easily weakened by lack of self-esteem. Believing in yourself to not to drop your baton will help children to improve their self-esteem. In the case they drop the baton, they’ll learn to not to panic and continue with their performance with the best of their smiles.
  • Self-Discipline: As we mentioned before, the trick is to never drop the stick, and that requires a lot of discipline. Also, the commitment of religiously attending practice and competitions will require a lot of sacrifice which will help to build that self-discipline in your child.
  • Stage Presence: Performing on a stage is not an easy task. The pressure of the audience, not dropping the baton, or memorizing the choreography can push your child’s nerves to the limit. However, the more children deal with this situation the more comfortable and confident they’ll be when they have to face any presentation or public speaking related event in the future.
  • Teamwork: Working with the rest of the team to beautifully perform choreography will be key. This is the reason why cooperation is something that any baton twirler can benefit from. Learning to work with the rest of the team is a mandatory attribute to adopt to ensure a successful career in the future.
  • Good Ethics: Like any other sport, showing good sportsmanship will be key to succeeding in life. Baton twirling can help instill good ethics in children by teaching them the importance of helping each other and of never stepping over anyone, even when that person or team is their competitor. Baton twirling will help children to have a diplomatic attitude from an early age.

Posted: 11/23/2016

Cleaning Your Baton

Over the years, your twirling baton can start getting a bit dirty or dingy. Usage, sweat, food, or even dust can make your baton not as shiny as when you first bought it. While this is normal, following some cleaning guidelines can make your baton last longer and keep it in mint condition. With this in mind, our Star Line Baton team has compiled a step-by-step guide on how to easily clean your baton at home. Grab a pen and some paper, and let’s get started:

Posted: 11/7/2016

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