Baton Twirling Insurance

Baton Twirling Insurance for Adult and Youth Leagues Including Accident, General Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, Crime and Equipment.
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Specialty Areas

  • Majorette Squads
  • Twirling Teams
  • Twirling Competitions and Tournaments

 

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Risk Management for Baton Twirling

As with all amateur and youth sports, there are inherent risks involved in baton twirling – to the organization, coaches, participants and spectators. While these risks are minimal, we live in a highly litigious society, so even a minor mishap can result in large lawsuits.

Baton twirling requires a great deal of practice and coordination. Baton twirlers honing their skills are prone to injury, most of which are due to mistakes and overuse. The following are the most common injuries incurred in baton twirling.

  • Hands: The twirling motion is particularly demanding on twirlers’ hands and wrists. Carpal tunnel usually results from repetitive motion and is one of the Majorette insurancemost common injuries twirlers suffer, as are strains and sprains of the fingers.
  • Fractures: Twirlers often engage in gymnastics during their routines, which can result in sprains and fractures. Even catching a falling baton improperly can create a serious injury. Dance, sporting and parade venues where Twirlers are in motion provide opportunities for slip-and-fall accidents.
  • Eyes:  Twirling involves a great deal of hand-eye coordination. Batons spin and fly at extremely high speeds, and poor timing or positioning can result in an eye injury.

 

Preventing injuries

The first step in preventing a baton twirling injury is to make sure twirlers are using the correct size baton. It’s simple to measure by putting one end of the baton under the arm; the other end should fit in the palm of the hand.

Practice areas should be free from obstacles that could cause trip-and-fall accidents. Check for curled mats or loose flooring in indoor venues and debris or holes in outdoor areas.

When twirling outdoors, weather is always a risk factor. Make sure water and shade are available on hot days to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration, and always apply sunscreen. Check for standing water and slippery areas follow rain, and always heed the lightning safety rules.