Baton twirling is a sport that is not generally recognized as one. It requires dedication, endurance, practice, and teamwork . A twirler can break a bone, strain a muscle, tear a ligament and endure various other injuries just as much as traditional sports like football or basketball.
The reward is not in the trophies or the ribbons but in the feeling of accomplishment. It provides the opportunity to earn college scholarships and to travel all over the world.