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Twirling Group – TTSG Niederschach – Germany

Our dear friends from Germany did some online trainings and online learning of Baton Twirling sport and they did manage to stay active and very positive.

They have amazing results from different international competitions.

Be sure to check them out on their FB page also.

Big tnx to Natalja that took care of all the logistic and photos to be delivered to Twirlbee.

We can say for sure that TTSG Niederschach is one of our greatest promotors.

The collages with 5 pics are some of our twirlers which were nominated for their hard work and engagement in the online training session

The collage with the 6 pics are our trainers (partially still active as twirlers)

The names are as following :

From left side above: Leonie Schneckenburger, Sandra Cheple-Alkadi, Daniela Neu

From left side below: Lilijana Popp, Nele Epperlein, Sophia Sauter

Tessa Adam from The Netherlands

Hi there,

My name is Tessa Adam, I am a Baton Twirler from The Netherlands,
I have been in love with the baton as long as I can remember, my big sister had already started while I had to wait till I became 6 years old according to the club.
My 6th birthday present was a baton and a membership to the club, and that’s when my Twirl journey started. 

Now many years later, I have made unforgettable memories and met many special people. 
I can say that my whole life is about twirling, I practice (almost) every day.
My friends and family are okay with that because they understand my passion, my normal week counts 3 times baton twirling training in the gym and 1 dance class (Modern Jazz/Lyrical).
On the other days I like to work on rolls or contact material at home.

My favorite discipline is Solo Show Twirl, I love to be creative and get inspired by art to create a new prop. I have been to the European Championships and became vice-champion.
I also have a duet Show Twirl, me and my partner Michelle just started, became National Champion and won the bronze medal at the European Championships within one year.
You can tell I am a big fan of teams and groups, I love watching them at competitions, but I also joined teams, In 2016 our Pompon team was placed second at the European Championships and  our Show Twirl Corps became European Champion and Vice-Champion.

Besides those disciplines, I have many more: solo 1 baton, Dance Twirl, Show Twirl, duet Dance Twirl, Duo Twirl, duet Show Twirl, and I am building on my first solo Artistic.
It sounds like a lot, but I have a schedule so that I can work on my techniques and routines. Unfortunately we are in a lockdown and have no access to the gym at this moment.

I am very lucky with my coach Rachida Bou-Chamach who always lifts my spirits and helps me to find the motivation to keep working on my goals.Last year our friend Veronika invited me and Rachida to teach at her Summer Twirl Clinics in the Chech Republic.
After my competitive twirl career  I hope to be a great coach and maybe a judge just like Rachida. 

I hope I can help you get trough this incredibly difficult time with my lockdown-tips!:

  • Try to practice with your baton at least 2 times a week, it will help you stay on your level and keep the connection with your baton(s).
  • Look for videos that motivate you, maybe from your favourite twirler
  • Be proud of your accomplishments, film yourself and share the clips where you catch “that” trick or roll “that” roll with your friends and coach. (Or on socialmedia, you may inspire others)
  • Don’t forget why you love the sport, if you are having a hard time staying motivated try talking with your coach, or club members. You can help each other.
  • Challenge yourself and others to do great or funny material, videos or photos. Like my #snowtwirlchallenge
  • If possible, join webinars. Learning new stuff can help you see new opportunities.
  • Start looking for a new costume, or new music for your next routine. This will get you inspired.
  • And last but not least, enjoy every moment. You are making memories every day, make sure you are happy and live life at the fullest.

Good luck with your training, and hopefully we can see each other very soon at the competitions! 
Lots of love,
Tessa Adam

Veronika Kadlecová from Czech Republic

Hi twirlers! 
I’m Veronika Kadlecová from the Czech Republic and I’ve been practising twirling since 2002. At the time I was holding a baton for the first time, I didn’t know that twirling was going to influence my life THAT much. In Czechia, many people don’t have coaches and they must make everything on their own – I’m not an exception. It’s getting better today, but when I was little, it was very difficult. I practice alone in Czechia, but I can’t forget people I cooperate with, who have taught me so much and who constantly support me – Christine Bel and Pascal Dumas from France. They made me a twirler I am today and they were always here for me! They inspire me.

No words can describe my love and passion for baton twirling. There were many moments in my career when I thought that it would not be possible to continue – my first year at high school, first year at university, final years etc. But I have learned one thing and it is that baton twirling is not only a sport for me, but a way of life (that is why I love one of Twirlbee’s designs with that quote ;-)). I can’t imagine my life without baton twirling!!

I’m still a competitive athlete with some plans ahead – if I should pick some of my achievements, it would be 56x National Champion of the Czech Republic, 6x European Champion in one of my favourite disciplines called Show Twirl (I also love to combine twirling with some kind of art and I love to create some story), 4x World Cup gold medallist, World Cup bronze medallist and European Cup gold, silver and bronze medallist.

Besides competing I’m also a coach of my own group of twirlers. They’re successful in my country and they make me so proud! I’m also a certified teacher of NBTA Europe and I give clinics not only across my country, but also all over the Europe. I’m a livestream commentator too and each year I organise summer camps for Czech twirlers and majorettes. I’m planning to launch something this year – what it is you can find out if you follow me 😉

Let’s be honest, the older you get, the more nervous you can be sometimes at competitions (because you think more :-D). In such situation, I always think of all nice words people told me and I always say to myself that I twirl for that little girl who fell in love with this sport and I perform for her and for others who I may inspire and they are looking up to me, so I can’t disappoint them – that is the most important for me. My message for all twirlers willing to start with this beautiful sport: The journey is tough, but never look back, never stop, only go forward and push yourself harder and harder. Never give up and dream big! Because dreams do come true if you work hard 😉

Make sure you follow her also on her Instagram @twirlveronique and Facebook Veronika Kadlecová.

Twirl Mania team Slovenia 2020 – Orlando, Florida USA

Maruša Ledinek, Nika Vetrih, Eva Mlaker, Leja Gorjup

Their performance was amazing! They won 4 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Great job, girls!

More to come soon!