girls AGES 3 and up
If your child is interested in Competitive Gymnastics we recommend the following:
Ages 3 to 7 - E-mail Stephanie Caron at
Ages 8+ - E-mail Stephanie Caron at
Polarettes Gymnastics Club is proud to offer a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competitive team. Our programming is designed by our Head Coach to give each athlete the best opportunity to achieve their individual goals; whether your child wants to compete locally or learn to compete internationally, we have programs to align with their goals.
We offer a variety of pre-competitive and competitive programs for girls ages 3 and up. Our programs have been strategically designed to enhance the neural, cognitive and physical development to improve their physical literacy and child development.
These programs are by invitation of the Head Coach.
Hotshots & Hotshots Mini
(Typically 3 to 6 years of age)
Our goal at this age is to plant a seed for healthy living, create norms and training habits at a young age that will help foster healthy long term development in sport, and provide a strong foundation of coordination and movement patterns that they can build on as they get older.
Our under 6 programs are focused on training strong neural pathways to enhance the development of brain function, coordination, social skills, gross motor matters, emotions, leadership and creativity. The environment is non-competitive and kids will learn to perform through showing the class what they can do, self-expression and mini routine sequences.
Our lesson plans have been strategically created to help set them up for success, we look at the following factors when building our lessons:
• Fundamental Movement Patterns
• Gross motor skills (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, rolling, twisting, kicking, throwing, catching)
• Motor qualities of agility, balance and coordination
• Physical qualities such as strength and flexibility
• Cognitive development stages in laterality, patterning, directionality, space and body awareness, communication and problem-solving
• Creative movement and make-believe
• Exposure to music and dance activities
• Participants learn to explore space in a safe manner, learning to control their own movement in relation to equipment and others. Good class management ensures safety.
• Group social skills are developed as a basis for future sport ethics
• Psycho/socio development – desire to be active, self-confidence to try, self-expression and group social skills such as cooperation
Training to Train/Learning to Compete
(Typically 7 years old and up)
The Interclub program is an in-house competition team with lower commitment & intensity level requirements compared to our other competitive programs. Girls in this program compete in Junior Olympic levels 1 to 5, practice twice a week and compete in our local practice competitions & Yukon Championships. This team does not travel to competitions outside the territory.
This team of girls also participate in parades and other events the gym hosts; This program is perfect for girls who love gymnastics, want to take their gymnastics beyond the level of our recreational programs, and compete for fun.
Talent Opportunity Program
Talent Opportunity Program (TOPS)
Training to Train/Learning to Compete
(Ages 5 to 10, by invitation of the Head Coach only)
The TOPs program is a developmental program for girls who show great passion, work ethic, drive and attitude, along with the necessary flexibility, strength and motor control to take their gymnastics to the highest levels of the sport. This program aims to be a fast-tracking program for girls with big dreams & goals.
This program requires a high level of commitment and is for girls who like to be challenged. Girls in this program may compete in compulsory & the Canadian Aspire Program; these girls typically compete less than our other competitive programs as this program is focused on very long-term development and mastering the basics of our sport. These girls practice up to five days a week (depends on age) and compete at various competitions and training camps throughout the country.
This team of girls also participate in parades and other events the gym hosts; This program is perfect for girls who love gymnastics and want to take their gymnastics to the highest levels of the sport.
Learning to Compete
(Ages 8 to 14)
The Competition Introductory program is an entry level travelling competition team and is the first step to reaching higher levels of the sport. Girls in this program compete in Junior Olympic levels 1 to 5, practice two or three days a week and compete in our local practice competitions, Yukon Championships and up to two travelling competitions per year.
Learning to Compete/Training to Compete
(Ages 9 and up)
The Competition Intermediate program is a travelling competition team; These girls are committed to reaching big goals. Girls in this program compete in Junior Olympic levels 5 to 8, practice four days a week and compete in our local practice competitions, Yukon Championships and typically up to 6 travelling competitions per year.
These girls may even represent Team Yukon at Arctic Winter Games, BC Championships or Western Canadian Championships.
Learning to Compete/Training to Compete/Training to Win
(Ages 9 and up)
The Competition Advanced program is a highly committed, travelling competition team with high reaching goals and the attitude and work ethic to achieve those goals; These girls train 5 days a week, often twice a day (before & after school) for up to 28 hours/week. Girls in this program compete in Junior Olympic levels 5 to Elite Stream and primary compete in competitions across the country & internationally.
This program is for athletes who are highly committed to themselves, their goals and their training. These athletes may represent Yukon at Arctic Winter Games, BC Championships, Western Canadian Championships, National Championships, Elite Canada, Canada Winter Games, L'international Gymnix, High Performance Camps and more...