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The U.S. PreTrials Program is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing programs offered by USTA. It is designed to prepare athletes, coaches and judges for the prestigious U.S. Trials program.

The U.S. PreTrials Program is available to individuals, who compete in compulsories or short program and freestyle, and to pairs and teams. It has four levels of competition: A, AA, AAA, and Elite. The first three levels have content restrictions to ensure that athletes are utilizing the proper skills by performing movements that are of their ability level.

The A Level is offered only at USTA regional competitions. AA, AAA and Elite Level athletes must receive a qualifying score at a regional competition in order to continue to the U.S. PreTrials, held each July during the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships.

Learn more about the U.S. PreTrials Program in the U.S. PreTrials Handbook.                            

PreTrials announcement from the Technical Advisory Group: ALL PreTrials Regions will compete using the same set of compulsories at each region and the U.S. PreTrials. The compulsory set will be chosen by random draw each year during PreTrials set up.


Attention 2017 PreTrials athletes, coaches and parents:

  • All 2017 PreTrials entries must be submitted online, using the online entry forms below, by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
  • Use the PreTrials Freestyle, Pairs and Team Reference Documents below to help you prepare to submit your online entry.
  • The PreTrials Freestyle, Pairs and Team Reference Documents are NOT entry forms and may NOT be used to submit PreTrials entries.
  • Use the PreTrials Freestyle, Pairs and Team Online Entry Forms below to submit your entries, by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.


2017 PreTrials Freestyle Reference Document (Info only; NOT an entry form)
2017 PreTrials Freestyle Online Entry Form (Use this link to submit Freestyle entry)

2017 PreTrials Pairs Reference Document (Info only; NOT an entry form)
2017 PreTrials Pairs Online Entry Form (Use this link to submit Pairs entry)

2017 PreTrials Team Reference Document (info only; NOT an entry form)
2017 PreTrials Team Online Entry Form (Use this link to submit team entry)