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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.

                                                                     IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
                                                         2020 Regional PreTrials Qualifiers cancelled

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of all Regional PreTrials Qualifier competitions. USTA’s Technical Department has carefully considered all options but concluded that the PreTrials is a National event and should not exclude any athletes who may not have the opportunity to participate if their regional competition is cancelled. Providing equal opportunity is always paramount in our decisions. USTA will provide refunds starting April 6, 2020. Please allow a few days for the credit to appear on your credit card statement.