2014 NBTA Coach of the Year Open Baton Twirling Contest

Event Date

Sun, Feb 9, 2014


Belchertown, MA

About This Activity


~ 5-foot high traveling trophy for Coach of the Year (studio highpoint)


For Love of the Sport! For Team Pride! For Bragging Rights! Bring home the Coach of the Year high point to your studio. Also, we will again have an Individual High Point. Forms will be available at the contest and at www.msmaj.com.


Duets and Trios entries are now accepted online with your individual entry. Duets and Trios entries will be accepted online only. Duets Age Div: 0-18, 19-24, 25-30, 31 & over (Combined ages). Trio Age Div: 0-10.9 Juv., 11-13.9 Jr., 14 & over Sr. (Average ages).


Enter by U.S. Mail only. Forms available at www.msmaj.com.


Individual entries will be accepted online only. No mail in registrations.


You MUST review your registration carefully! Confirm that there is NO ERROR in the processing of the registration, either the payment method or the registration itself. Double check: contest age (as of 9/1/13) - NOT your own birthday, age group & ability level.


Active.com is a safe site for using your credit card or cash card (cards which can be purchased at some banks, travel bureaus, CVS, etc.).

SCHEDULE (tentative)

8:30 am - doors open; 9:00 am - team/corps, duets & trios / show twirl, rhythmic twirl and college half-time solo; followed by modeling events; then marching events, strutting, solo events; ending with announcement of Coach of the Year Award. Special events planned for coaches throughout the day.


Reverse order of entry. Directors reserve the right to make adjustments to improve the flow of the contest. ~ 2014 NBTA solo and team rules are in effect. No gymnastics. No age limit.


Bring good quality music on cassette tape, including backup. CD will be accepted for team or individual music however it is the team director or individual's responsibility to have a backup tape for each routine. Not all CDs are read successfully on boom boxes. iPods can also be used for backup-make sure it is charged.


1. Facility fee of $15 per contestant. Only one charge per family. 2. Adv Queens model in dress/gown, Beg Queens model in costume. 3. SPECIAL NOVICE SOLO offered. This event is for those soloists who have NEVER won a 1st place in solo before, including in Special Novice Solo. Win does not count towards advancement.


4. Baby Basic, Solo & Best Appearing - ages 4 & under. All will receive a medal. 5. Food will be served throughout the competition. No outside food allowed. Per school, no unauthorized cooking on school grounds. 6. Contestants are responsible for reporting to their lanes on time. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. No refunds.


7. Only contestants and officials permitted on competition floor. 8. Contestants are responsible for damage to the building and grounds. Property taken into the building at own risk. Facility, contest directors & officials are not responsible for loss, accidents, or injury. 9. No late entries. No refunds. 10. Reverse order of entry; first received will be last on. 11. Double entering is permitted in all OPEN events.


FROM MASS PIKE - Take Exit 7 Ludlow/Belchertown; Turn right onto Rte 21 North; Continue on Rte 21 for 8 miles; Turn right onto Springfield Road; Follow for 1.3 miles; School entrance is on leftFROM RTE 91 NORTH & SOUTH - Take Exit 16 & follow Rte 202 North into Belchertown; Continue for 12 miles; Take a right onto Rte 21 South; Continue on Rte 21 South for 1.6 miles; Take left onto Springfield Road; Continue 1.3 miles; School entrance is on left;Gym is on right side of building


From time to time, to keep the competition moving smoothly and efficiently, it may be necessary to adjust the performance order.

Register all siblings together by clicking on button "Register Another Child."Do NOT use this to register non-siblings in the same transaction.Confirm that your payment has been accepted and the transaction has been completed.


Fees Vary

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