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International Cup Competition

The World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) International Cup Competition gives athletes the opportunity to represent their countries, compete on an international level, and experience both the pressures and the benefits of international travel and competition.

To participate in the International Cup, athletes must qualify through their countries’ qualifying process. In the United States, athletes must qualify at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships a full year before each International Cup Competition is held. The commitment is lengthy, the demands are great, but the rewards are greater still.

The International Cup Competition offers three levels of competition, Elite, A and B, giving athletes the opportunity to compete with similarly-skilled athletes. However, US athletes only participate at the Elite and A levels and must achieve a minimum score.  Please see the important note below.  International Cup athletes have the opportunity to win international titles in events including Solo, 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Artistic Twirl, Artistic Pairs, Teams and Groups.

The International Cup Competition was established by the WBTF in 2005 to provide more opportunity for international competition, to build twirling in developing countries, and to move twirling toward acceptance as an Olympic sport. It is hosted by WBTF member countries in early August of odd-numbered years. 

Learn more about the International Cup Competition in the International Cup Manual.

Important Note: International Cup Level B has been eliminated in the US

The International Cup Competition was designed to create an avenue for smaller countries to gain experience and success on the international level. Larger countries, such as Japan, do not send B level athletes to this competition for that reason. Therefore, in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship, to protect the integrity of USTA’s international participation, and to correctly nurture the developmental growth of our athletes at all levels,  the Board of Directors has approved the following proposal:

As of September 1, 2011, Level B events will be not be offered and only A and Elite level athletes will represent the USA at the International Cup competition.

The updated IC Selections Procedures and Policies Manual is available here and in Members Only>Documents.

2017 International Cup Documents

2017 USA Croatia Tour Brochure

2017 USA Tour Manual

2016-2017 US Team Member Manual - updated 10/2016

2017 USA Tour Online Payments

2017 International Cup T-Shirt - Support the USA International Cup Team (T-shirts are included in the USA Tour Packages) Pick up at Nationals.

2017 Grand Prix T-Shirt - Support the USA Grand Prix Team (t-shirts are included in the USA Tour Packages)  Pick up at Nationals.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, Tour Staff & Tentative Competition Schedules
Coach Spectator Officials updated 3/8/2017
Due - Nationals 2016
USTA Intent to Compete/Code of Conduct X       Complete online
USTA Intent to Withdraw X       Complete online
Badge Photo X       Taken at Nationals
submit to
Due - November 15, 2016
USTA Team Member Contract X       Complete online
USA Tour Registration Form X X X    
USA Tour Deposit  (1/2 deposit) X X X   Complete Online
Badge Photo - if not taken at Nationals X X   X Send to:
WBTF Participant Media Release X       Complete online
WBTF Waiver of Liability X       Complete online

   Nov 15th  

   Apr 1st  
Apr 1st
Apr 1st
Upload online
USTA Waiver of Travel Cancellation Ins. X X X X Complete online
Coaches Declaration - Individual   X     Complete online
Coaches Declaration - Team/Group   X     Complete online
Code of Conduct X X X X Complete online
Due - April 1, 2017
USTA Responsible Person Form X       Complete online

USTA Health Certificate

(Use this link to download the document)

X       Upload online
USA Tour Final Payment X X X   Complete online
Spectator Tickets     X    Purchase tickets online
Due - June 15, 2017
Airline Confirmation of flight
(actual confirmation)
X X X X Upload online