Hello Texas Twirl Fans!
We are excited to bring you a new edition of our series “The More You Know…”. In this series we will be posting about different baton twirling associations or rules/guidelines that currently exist, but that not everyone may be familiar with or fully understand. Our first edition of this series, which was re-shared earlier this week, was about using proper NBTA Title Terminology, and we also did a blog last spring to learn more about How USTA Works. Make sure to check out these posts to stay informed!
As many of you have seen us share on the @twirlingiscatchingtx social media pages, in just three weeks there will be an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) contest in Cedar Park, Texas, and that this August, Texas will be hosting the AAU Junior Olympic Games! There has been a lot of interest in #teamtexas participating in these events, but everyone has the same set of questions in regards to participation...
"What is AAU? How does it work? And how is it different from my normal twirling association?"
We are here today to help answer these questions for you! Hopefully at the end of this post you will be able to identify that AAU is not much different than NBTA or USTA, and that you could easily attend the Lonestar Super Regional or Junior Olympic Games without changing most of your routines. If you have any questions about anything included in this post, please feel free to reach out to email@example.com, AAULonestarTwirl@gmail.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Resources & Contest Registration Info:
AAU Baton Twirling National Website - AAU - Baton Twirling
AAU Baton Twirling Online Rule Book - AAU - Baton Twirling Rule Book
Follow AAU Baton Twirling on Facebook - AAU Baton Twirling | Facebook
- In NBTA your competition age is based on your age on September 1, 2020.
- Novice - Max Two Spins, No Toss Illusions, Max four continuous rolls
- Beginner - Max Three Spins, Only a Toss Single Illusion, Max six continuous rolls
- Intermediate - Max Four Spins, Max Toss Double Illusion, Max eight continuous rolls
- Advanced/Elite/College/Adult - No limits on spins, illusions, or rolls