The SCATS Legacy
53 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE. SCATS has a distinguished history. Since 1963, SCATS Gymnastics has been producing gymnasts of world-class caliber. Over 70 US National Team members have been developed at SCATS as well as 14 US Olympians, including 2012 & 2016 US Olympic Team Member / 4-time National Champion / 7-time NCAA Champion, Sam Mikulak. Such notable gymnasts as Cathy Rigby, Kathy Johnson, Pam Bileck, Michelle Dusserre, Sabrina Mar, and Marie Roethlisberger are among the list of SCATS gymnasts who have won medals for Team USA, while Gigi Zosa competed for the Canadian Olympic Team under the SCATS banner. Recent National Team members include Cameron Bock, Danny Yoon, Kanji Oyama, Adrian De Los Angeles, Shavahn Church, London Phillips and Jason Laughton among others.
In local, State, and Regional competitions, SCATS continues to be a leader. Most recently our girls and boys teams have won 19 Regional Champion titles and 21 State Championship titles, which includes 4 All-Around State Champions and three team titles.
SCATS helps physically and mentally prepare children for success in other sports. Gymnastics instruction develops coordination, strength, flexibility, and quickness while it promotes concentration skills and self-discipline in the young child. Many former SCATS members have used their gymnastics training to excel in other sports such as diving, pole vaulting, football, baseball, and water polo. Olympic divers Kelly McCormick and Michelle Mitchell were both former gymnasts who transferred their skills to another sport. Former SCATS gymnast Haley Ishimatsu became the youngest diver on the US National Team, at just 13 years of age. "It was a similarity with gymnastics that got me into it (diving)," says Haley. "Just the experience of gymnastics has helped me progress."
SCATS prides itself on developing not only great athletes but great people. We are living in difficult and tumultuous times, where negative influences are increasingly prevalent among our youth. SCATS offers a healthy alternative where children can grow and achieve to their greatest potential. We hope your child can become a part of our legacy. Welcome to SCATS!