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Experience the excitement!

At the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships, the nation’s best sport baton twirlers compete for National Championships in individual and group events. Beautiful awards and thousands of dollars in cash scholarships are presented to the national champions and finalists.

Festival of the Future is an exciting event for beginner and intermediate athletes, giving these up-and-coming champions the opportunity to experience nationwide competition.

USTA holds these premier events every July in a different part of the country:

2020 – Stockton, California - July 14-18, 2020
2021 – Daytona Beach, Florida - July 6-10, 2021

2020 U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships cancelled

In consideration of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that the United States Twirling Association announces the cancellation of the 2020 U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships, Festival of the Future and U.S. PreTrials, scheduled for July 14-18 in Stockton, California.

USTA’s Board of Directors made this difficult and disappointing decision in the best interest of our members, our families and all who attend our National Championships. The board believes this cancellation is necessary in light of the current and increasing crisis in our country. We need to keep the safety and wellbeing of our athletes, coaches, judges, volunteers, spectators and the general public as our priority.

Get more information here.


2020 USTA National Championships and Festival of the Future



Stockton Arena

Festival of the Future

Stockton Civic Auditorium

Monday, July 13th

Set up, Pretrials music tests, paid practice

No events

Tuesday, July 14th

US PreTrials

No events

Wednesday, July 15th

2021 IBTF World Championship and Nations Cup Qualifier

Set up, paid practice

Thursday, July 16th

2-Baton, 3-Baton, Artistic Twirl, Artistic Twirl Pairs

2-Baton, 3-Baton, Artistic Twirl, Artistic Twirl Pairs

Friday, July 17th

Strut, Solo, Duet, Finals

Foundation Events, Strut, Solo, Duet

Saturday, July 18th

Teams, Groups, Corps, Collegiate Event


 This schedule shows the events for each day, but this is not necessarily the order of events for each day.

The order of events for each day is still being determined and will be announced at a later date.    


for the National Championships

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