Coaches Information on Enhancements to Pre Competitive Program

CBTF has made some significant enhancements to our Progressional Model with our coaches, judges and adjudicator’s development top of mind.
It is the CBTF’s philosophy that coaches adopting our Progressional Model as a step by step guideline for their athlete’s development, will find great success in their athlete’s understanding and demonstration of technical excellence and proficiency.
The enhancements to the Progressional Model are listed below. All of these enhancements will be in the pilot testing stage for the competition season 2014-2015. Implementation is expected to take place in the fall of 2015. CBTF technical group strongly recommends the use of this pre competitive program within your teaching syllabus so that our  athletes have a strong and consistent foundation to build upon. Video examples of the routines are available on the CBTF website.
The CBTF technical committee encourages coaches and judges to share their comments regarding the use of the Progressional Model.
Basic March -1
Basic March – 2
Forward March -1
Forward March -2 ( no change from current routine)
Pre Medley -1 (no change from current routine)
Pre medley -2 ( includes pre medley plus 2nd section of medley)
Mini Solo -1
Mini Solo -2
Pre Two Baton -1
Pre Two Baton -2 ( no change from our current routine)
Pre Team Pilot Project is a set routine that uses set music. Piloting of this event will continue for the 2014 – 2015 season, still using the pre group score sheet at competitions. Coaches note that the example of this routine on the CBTF website is done using a large group of athletes. This routine can be modified to accommodate smaller numbers. Contact our CBTF Group Rep for any questions on this routine.
Judges will continue to utilize our current grading standard for each event using our existing score sheets.  For range descriptions on the graded events purchase a Participants M1 manual from the CBTF store. Any questions regarding the judging aspect of any of these events contact
Any questions regarding the progressional model contact your CBTF Coaches Representative at

OBTA email

OBTA Membership:


The OBTA held their Annual General Membership meeting on Sunday September 15, 2014.  It was well attended and lots of valuable information was distributed.

Please visit our website, for updates.


Welcome to new board members, see below for email addresses to contact the appropriate board member for any inquiries.


President – LeeAnn Wilson –

Past President – Kim Genton –

1st Vice President – Laura Thomson –

2nd Vice President – Leigh-Anne Yawlak –

Treasurer – Tonya Lee –

Technical Chair – Jen Meron –

Secretary – Shasta Taylor –

Judges Rep – Amy Genton –

Coaches Rep – Kyla Wilson –

Athletes Rep – Alyssa Weatherbee –

Group Rep – Stormi Dixon –

SDP Rep – Stephanie Hewis –

Sanction Officer – Kim Nicholson-Aquanno –

Membership Registrar – Lisa Ross –

Online Newsletter/Website Editor – Sheryl Baraniuk –




A reminder memberships were emailed out to all club directors last week.

The OBTA requires all memberships submitted to OBTA Membership Chairperson Lisa Ross byOct 15


Send to:

Lisa Ross Membership Registrar

7208 Concession One RR2

Puslich, ON

N0B 2J0


Mark Nov 22 on your calendars as you won’t want to miss OBTA Baton Days!


LeeAnn Wilson



Attention all OBTA Technical members.

Attached please find both the technical proposals (passed) and additional notes from the meeting.

If you have any questions please contact me, or your coaches, judges, group, athletes rep respectively.

Canada First….Progressional Development….all aboard the Quest for Success train!!

Jen Meron
905 727-7586


2014 ftm recap sent to Ontario members

2014/15 Ontario Schedule_Updated Sept 18

November 22:   OBTA Baton Day


February 28: Tornados


April 11:    Spectrum North


April 19:  Ajax Comets


April 25:    Camaros

Clarington Central High School


May 9: Pizzazz


May 16, 17 &18:  IC Qualifier

Winnipeg, MB


May 23 & 24:    Ontario Provincial Championships

Durham College


June 6: Silver Bean, Chicago


June 27-July 2: Canadian Championships

Durham College


July 3: Camp Muskoka


August 5-9: IC and August 10-11 Grand Prix

Abbotsford, BC

Contacts Regarding Events:

Pizzazz: Kim Genton

Spectrum: Jen Meron

Camaros: LeeAnn Wilson

Comets:   Tonya Lee

Ontario Schedule ’15_as of Sept 29

Updated OBTA membership form

OBTA-Membership-Form September 2014

Membership info and forms from CBTF

Club Membership Form 104 (2)

Revised Waiver form

Form B

Membership Information Memo

example of batch

Form A

OBTA Fall Annual AGM

OBTA Fall Annual General Meeting
Sunday September 14, 2015
2-5 pm
Quality Suites Toronto Airport
262 Carlingview Dr
Toronto, ON
Agenda Attached
Mark this day on your calendars and don’t miss out on the many updates from the CBTF meetings!
We ask that you come with names of those from your clubs who would be interested in volunteering at Canadians ’15
LeeAnn Wilson
OBTA President

Promo for Spectrum Baton Club Aurora and Newmarket

“Spectrum Baton Club Promo 2014!”

Spectrum Baton Club Aurora and Newmarket has shared a video playlist with you on YouTube
Spectrum Baton Club Promo 2014!
©2014 YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

Volunteers needed

Once again, a reminder that OBTA “needs” people to support baton twirling in our province and have a vision for our future.  Volunteering is very rewarding and OBTA needs your assistance!  Let your name stand for one of the many positions open on our executive.  Contact Kim Genton for information on positions available! 

Hoping to hear from you,
Kim Genton
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Baton Days

Dear Membership
after reaching out to the coaches it seems the majority would prefer our
clinic/ workshop to be in November.  The weekend will be November 22nd for
the clinic and November 23rd for the Private Lessons.  Please contact Kim if
your club is interested in having private lessons or wish one of the coaches
hired to come to your club during the week for additional lessons.  We want
our guest coaches to be as much help to our coaches while they are here as
Now that we have our weekend chosen I will be reaching out for coaches and
let you all know who is coming. 

Saturday night will be the judges workshop. 

There will be a half day available for athletes.  Please let me know if
there is anything specific you would like offered at the clinic.

Tables will be available for costume sales, fundraising tables, Christmas
sales, etc at the clinic! Start looking for your cookie recipe soon!

Kim Genton