Technical Tools

Long-Term Athlete Development Model

The CBTF Long-Term Athlete Development model is attached below.

It depicts 8 stages of participation: Read more »

CBTF Coaching Program Realignment - Project Update Webinar

Material from the February 2018 webinar that provided an update on the Coaching Program Realignment Project is now available for viewing online. The recorded webinar and the slides (including slides added from the Q&A portion of the webinar) are both listed below.

The Coaching Program Realignment is making several significant changes to the CBTF Coaching education programs: Read more »

Compulsory 9 Progression: Level C to B to A

At the 2016 Fall Conference, the Level C (also SDP Silver Pin) and Level B (also SDP Gold Pin) Compulsory #9 was modifed. These changes were made to make a better progression from Level C through Level B and Level A/WBTF Elite. Read more »

Competition Director's Handbook

CBTF Competition Director's Handbook, effective December 2016.

Coaching & Judging Tools: Compulsory Moves (Level B & C Descriptions)

October 2017 - Changes to the Level C Compulsories (SDP Silver Pin) and Level B Compulsories (SDP Gold Pin) were approved at the 2017 Fall Conference. The revised descriptions are attached below. The revised video demonstrations have been posted online, on the WBTF Role Model page. Read more »

CPED Tracking Sheet

February 1, 2016 - The attached tracking sheet, contributed by Tracy Eyssens, is being provided for all Technical Members to use to record their Continuing Professional Development activities during this interim period until these can be tracked directly in the CBTF Membership Database. Read more »

PreCompetitive Program Music

With the PreCompetitive Standard Routines adopted in September, there are 7 new music tracks. We are anticipating additional changes at the beginning of 2016 (another 5 or 6 tracks). Read more »

Revised Short Program Element 1 description and video

At the WBTF 2015 Summer Meeting, a change to Element Number 1 (Grand Jeté) of the Short Program was approved. I am bringing this to the attention of all Coaches and Judges as this change will be implemented immediately and will be in effect for the 2015-16 competitive season - all CBTF and WBTF competitions, including Team Trials and the World Championships. Read more »

Judge What You See

A number of coaches have spoken with me and worried about the judging of our events.

Their concern is: Many athletes’ have been on the cusp of moving up to 2.5, 4.0, and 6.0. for a number of times but have been held back for a long time. Read more »

What's New Webinar - January 2015

The January 2015 What's New Webinar is now available for viewing online. Each segment is also viewable as a separate video.

The slides used in the presentation are attached below. Read more »