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A Special "Parents' Night Out" in Memory & Perseverance...

"Team Abigail" Night Out - Jan. 28th

Last May, the world lost a wonderful and brave 9 year old girl with a huge heart, whom we'd been fortunate enough to have as part of our extended family here at SCATS since she was only 2.  Since 2014, Abigail Caplan-Jones had been slowly winning her fight with a rare form of bone cancer akin to Ewing's Sarcoma. The battle turned unexpectedly last spring, however, and ended tragically only 2 months after her 9th birthday.  We had established an ancillary fund at the time for her family to offset expenses associated with her treatment. The response and outpouring was both astounding and heartwarming. Over $40,000 was raised for the Caplan-Jones family in GoFundMe contributions and via a number of local special events. On January 28th we're hosting another special event in Abigail's name, and this time to help the countless others that have battled fiercely like the Caplan-Jones family.


Please have your little gymnasts and their friends join us on Saturday the 28th from 3 to 6 PM to have some fun in the gym the way Abigail would.  There is only a minimum $20 contribution per child, and 100% of proceeds go to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), as chosen by Abigail's mom & dad. Our staff and friends are donating their time and Valuetina's is donating pizza for the kids.  We'll be taking sign-ups as of today, so save your spot because space may be limited.


Thank you to all those that supported Abigail and family on their hardest days and join us in the new year to continue her valiant battle. We look forward to a full gym in her name.





SCATS Voted OC's "Best Gymnastics Class" of 2016

Best in OC 2016

The results are in, and thanks to you, SCATS has been voted Orange County’s “Best Gymnastics Class” for the 2nd time in three years!  Look for the September issue of Parenting OC Magazine around town to see SCATS featured among winners in other categories.  

We would like to extend our sincerest  “THANK YOU” to all of you, our hard-working and supportive SCATS parents that voted for us, and moreover who continue to keep your kids involved with an activity that is truly wonderful for child development on so many levels. 

Over our 53 years,  we have been fortunate to develop an environment that resembles an extended family more than a workplace.  Parents, just as much as our coaches, front office staff and fabulous gymnasts of all ages, are a part of that family.

So here’s to you, SCATS moms, dads, grandparents and supportive family.  Thank you for all you do! You are such a tremendous part of what makes  this a second home for so many.


The Annual Superbowl FUNday at SCATS...

Superbowl FUNday February 5th





"Chalk Talk" SCATS Monthly Newsletter: December Issue

Chalk Talk Newsletter - December Issue

Our December Issue of Chalk Talk, our monthly newsletter, is on the stands in PDF format.  Enjoy!

Some previous issues of Chalk Talk are available here:

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016




Mikulak Takes 4th on High Bar, 7th All Around in Rio, "Final Five Dominate Women's Gymnastics

Congrats Sam!Congratulations to SCATS alum, Sam Mikulak for an outstanding performance and unrelenting effort in the 2016 Olympics in Rio! And our hats are off to the “Final Five” in Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, who simply dominated the 31st Olympiad with an unprecedented landslide team victory followed by many individual medals.

Sam finished the qualification round on the very first day of Olympic competition in FIRST place on floor exercise and with the rest of men’s Team USA in 2nd for team.  Finals proved to be challenging as our boys faced extremely tough competition in the seemingly unstoppable Japanese team, as well as the very talented Russian and Chinese men’s teams.  The consistently high-scoring performances from the Eastern competitors and the UK, coupled with some struggles of our own on pommel horse, proved to be roadblocks to the podium, but our boys still landed in 5th in the team finals at nearly FIVE full points ahead of the Brazilian team in 6th place. 

In addition to qualifying for the all around final and finishing 7th (of essentially everyone on  planet earth), Sam also gave a very impressive performance on high bar that might have earned gold under other circumstances.  Sam finished 4th in the high bar event final, less than 7/100ths of a point behind the bronze medalist and only 1/10th behind the silver, which was secured by his US teammate, Danell Leyva.

The women’s team was unstoppable, captained by veteran Aly Raisman and led by Simone Biles, who quite simply is taking the sport to a new level.  The women of Team USA won the team gold by an unheard-of 8.2 points, while Biles herself took the individual all around title by a margin that would have been comparably devastating, were it not for Raisman’s high scores that clinched silver. 

The women and men of Team USA brought home a total of 15 medals from artistic gymnastics competition, 8 of which were gold won by the “Final Five.” 

We’re immensely proud of Sam and all the hard work he put in both in and out of Rio. We look forward to seeing him shine again in Tokyo and the coming years ahead of 2020.  Congrats to all of Team USA for their achievements. You’ve made your country and its young gymnasts very proud!

SCATS' Cameron Bock Featured in ParentingOC Magazine's 2016 Sports Issue as One of "OC's Next Olympians"

Cameron Bock in Parenting OC

Click the image above to read about Cameron's love for the sport of gymnastics and his parents' role in raising a talented young athlete with Olympic dreams. Way to go, Cam!   

SCATS Alum Sam Mikulak Becomes 5th Male Gymnast Ever to Win 4th National Title, Makes Olympic Trials &  Nat'l Team Alongside Fellow Alum Kanji Oyama

Wow, Sam achieved something truly special this weekend. This hasn't been done in 16 years and has only been achieved by 4 other men ever in the sport of gymnastics. Congratulations, Sam! Sam Mikulak and fellow SCATS alum, Kanji Oyama, are both headed to Olympic Trials in St. Louis at the end of this month (June 23rd-25th). Both Sam & Kanji made it onto the 2016 US Senior National Team after consistently excellent performances at P&G Nationals this weekend. We're so proud of you guys, and we will be cheering for you the whole way on your Road to Rio! Check out Sam's highlights and handiwork in the Los Angeles Times article and detailed competition results on USAGym.org.

Sam Mikulak Wins 4th Consecutive P&G Champion Title

Gym & Swim Summer Camp 2016: June 23rd - September 2nd

Gym & Swim Summer Camp 2016

Click on the image above to learn more about our 30th year of Gym & Swim Summer Camp! Click HERE to view our summer camp brochure complete with weekly themes and pricing. 

Cameron Bock Commits Early to University of Michigan for 2017 on Full Gymnastics Scholarship

Congratulations to SCATS' own, Cameron Bock, on his early commitment to University of Michigan on a full gymnastics scholarship!  Cameron has had a great deal of success in his gymnastics during recent years at SCATS under Coach Greg and Coach Albert, having won the JO National Champion title at both level 9 and level 10, as well as countless event and all around titles at the State, Regional and National levels. Cameron looks ahead with enthusiasm at the prospect of a successful NCAA career at Michigan, where other SCATS alumni have shined brightly, including Adrian De Los Angeles, 2012 Olympic Team Member & 2016 Olympic hopeful Sam Mikulak, and our very own Coach Jordan Gaarenstroom.

 We wish Cameron the best of luck at the collegiate level in his gymnastics and academics alike as we continue to help prepare him through his senior year next year. Go Cam!Cameron Bock: Michigan 2017


A Great Article on GymnasticsHQ.com Outlining Some Benefits of Gymnastics for Girls...

Why Gymnastics Classes...


Movie Night - Finding Nemo on June 18th

SCATS 2016 Boys Team in Training



Check out the latest (Star Wars themed!) training video of the SCATS Boys, filmed and edited by our very own Elite competitor, Cameron Bock. Once again, great job on both sides of the camera, Cam!  Good luck this season to all SCATS boys and girls team members. 2016 promises to be a memorable return of these Jedi!

Don't Miss The Fun...

Pirates & Princesses Play Day - May 21st

Valentine's Night Out: Saturday, February 13th

Valentine's Night Out 2016

Spring Break Camp 2016

Spring Break Camp - March 28th-April 1st, 2016

SCATS' 2016 Spring Performance Show: March 12th & 13th

The "Olympic Dreams" Spring Show 2016

Click the image above for a detailed flyer with session info.

Cameron Bock: #1 Junior Male Gymnast in the USA

Congratulations Cam! SCATS' own Cameron Bock dominated at the 2015 P&G US Championships and solidified his place as #1 gymnast in the country of his age division.

Cameron completed day one with a landslide lead that had him competing among the seniors on day two. There, he exceeded expectations and ultimately topped the rankings in the junior division by a wide margin. His showing even had him scoring in the top 20 of the senior division, from which the U.S. National (and ultimately Olympic) Team is chosen. Cameron's handiwork also earned him a spot on the exclusive two-man team representing the United States at the International Junior Gymnastics Competition in Yokohama, Japan on September 22-23. 

Way to go, Cameron! We couldn't be more proud of all your hard work paying off today and all season long. You've earned it.

Cameron Bock: 2015 P&G Champ

SCATS Alum Sam Mikulak Pulls of "Three-peat" for Third Consecutive U.S. Championship All Around Victory

It's a hat trick! SCATS alum Sam Mikulak wins his 3rd P&G US Championship title in a row, and by quite the margin at that. He's the first to do so in over a decade since gymnast Paul Hamm. Congrats, Sam! We look forward to seeing you bring it in Glasgow this October at World Championships and having you come home to visit SCATS next weekend for the Mikulak Men's Clinic. Check out Sam's highlights and handiwork in the NBC Sports article and detailed competition results on USAGym.org.

Sam Mikulak Pulls Hat Trick Victory at P&G's

Pilgrims' Night Out! Saturday, November 14th

A Fun Fall Themed Night Out!

A Special Ghouls' (Parents') Night Out...

Halloween at SCATS 2015

Cameron Bock: 2015 J.O. National Champion, Qualifies for U.S. National Team Alongside Danny Yoon

Congratulations to SCATS' own, Cameron Bock, on becoming the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Champion this past Mother's Day weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida!  Cameron also took the gold on both the pommel horse and parallel bars events and the silver on high bar.  Teammate, Danny Yoon, had a fantastic showing as well at the competition. Danny, Level 9, earned the bronze on floor, silver on parallel bars and is 6th in the nation. Both athletes qualified for a spot, respectively, on the U.S. Nat'l Team. AWESOME job, gents-- you make us all proud.

Congrats Gents!

SCATS 2015 Jr. Elite Boys Team in Training

SCATS Junior Elite Boys Team '14/'15

Check out this AWESOME training video of the SCATS Boys Team, filmed and edited by our very own Level 10, Cameron Bock. Impressive work on both sides of the camera, Cameron! And good luck this season to all SCATS boys and girls team members. 2015 is going to be a great one. Go team! 

More Summer Fun at SCATS

Beach Bash at SCATS - Saturday July 25th

The Force is Strong with This One...

Star Wars Sleepover - March 22nd

SCATS Voted "Best Gymnastics Class in OC" in Parenting OC Magazine's 12th Annual Readers' Choice Poll...Thank You!

SCATS - Readers' Choice Award 2014

Click the image above to read about SCATS as the 2014 Readers' Choice Award winner in Parenting OC Magazine. You can also check out the whole feature and entire issue of Parenting OC online.  

The Event They've Waited ALL YEAR for!

NYE Sleepover Party 2014-15

Holiday Gifts for Gymnasts

Holiday Gifts for Gymnasts...


Winter Break Camp 2014-- School's Closed, are you Ready?

Winter Break Camp 2014

Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping, We'll Watch the Kids!

Drop n Shop December 2014

SCATS' Lydia Pannel & Father Blake Featured in ParentingOC Magazine's 2014 OC All Stars Issue

Lydia Pannel in Parenting OC

Click the image above to read about Lydia's love for the sport of gymnastics and her dad's role as a parent of a talented young athlete. You can also check out the whole feature and entire issue of Parenting OC online.  

Join us for Open House Night on National Gymnastics Day!

National Gymnastics Day Open House

"Endless Summer" SCATS Bash / Parents' Night Out

Endless Summer Parents' Night Out Event - Saturday August 23rd

Former Collegiate Gymnast is America's Favorite Ninja

Gymnast is America's Favorite Ninja

In case you missed it somehow, Kacy Cantazaro, former NCAA gymnast out of Towson, just made the finals course of American Ninja Warrior look like a Sunday stroll in the park. The obstacles aren't nearly as pretty to watch as a great floor routine, but the course is no joke-- it has left most of the show's macho male contestants walking back to the locker room in the first half.  Click here or the screenshot above to see TheBigLead.com's profile on Kacy and her hard work as an athlete, as well as the awesome video itself, of course.  

"It's a ZOO!" Sleepover Party

"It's a ZOO" Sleepover Party - May 31st

Fitness BootCamp for Adults: Monday - Friday at SCATS

DreamBody Fitness BootCamp

Interested in shaping up for summer, mom n dad?  Fitness expert, Johnnie Ramirez, has partnered with SCATS to conduct his renown "DreamBody Fitness BootCamp" right here in the gym!  Click the picture above for more information on how to register, or visit DreamBodyBC.com.  Classes run Monday through Friday at 6:00 AM and 8:15 AM, with child supervision available on MWF at 8:15 AM.  See for yourself what some of our own coaches have been raving about.  

Current SCATS parents / registered members get 1 week FREE for a limited time.

Cardiac Screening Day at SCATS - This Saturday, May 10th

Cardiac Screening Day - Saturday May 10th

On May 10th, 9AM to 2PM, Heartfelt Cardiac Projects will be offering ECHO and EKG screenings to SCATS families and anyone in the community. The tests typically cost $1,500 and are not covered by insurance. HCP is teaming up with SCATS to offer screenings for an $85 donation per person, ages 5 and older.  

 Schedule an appointment online for May 10th and take a proactive approach toward your young athlete's health today.  Open to the public, so tell a friend!     

Sleepover Party / Parents' Night Out Event!

SCATS Spring Sleepover Party - April 26th

7 of 7 SCATS Boys Headed to Future Stars Nationals

Congratulations to Evan Bock, Grant Guerrero, Brandon Hsu, Perry Lightfoot, Ethan Nakamura, Cory Smith and Daniel Yoon.  All 7 have qualified to compete at Future Stars National Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in November.  Go get 'em!Congrats Gents!

SCATS Alum, Sam Mikulak, Wins All Around at P&G Champs!

Sam 2013 P&G Champ

From USA-Gymnastics.org:

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 18, 2013 – Two-time NCAA all-around champion and 2012 U.S. Olympic team member Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan, won the men's all-around by nearly three points after the second of two days of competition at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Hartford's (Conn.) XL Center. Alexander Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors - USA Youth Fitness Center, finished second with 178.500 points, and Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, was third, scoring 177.650 points.

Mikulak, who held a 2.95-point cushion after the first day of competition, began his competition with a solid routine on rings for a score of 14.800 points. He moved to vault in the second rotation, nearly sticking a Kasamatsu with one-and-a-half twists for 15.150 points. Mikulak added a pair of individual event titles in the third and fourth rotations, sticking his double-pike dismount to take the event title on parallel bars with a combined score of 30.900 points and following with a combined 31.350 points for his horizontal bar routine that featured two full-twisting Kovacs and a double-twisting double layout dismount. Mikulak's floor routine included a back one-and-a-half-twist to immediate double front, a front double full immediate Rudi, and a triple full dismount for 15.500 points. He finished the night on pommel horse, scoring 13.000 points. His all-around total was 181.400.

SCATS Celebrates 50 Years, Wins HB "Firecracker Award"

4th of July 2013

Thank you to all the SCATS families that came out to the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade this year and showed your support for the gym and our community!  Our float earned the coveted "Firecracker Award" for the 10th time in 11 years!  This year was a special one, too, as 2013 marks SCATS Gymnastics' 50th YEAR of operation in Southern California.  We took our float straight back to the decade when it all began, with the 60's fun, fashion, music and beachy culture that still defines our beloved "Surf City" to this day. 
A special thanks and congratulations goes out to our staff and families who worked very hard to make our float something special this year, and of course our SCATS Team for being the stars of the show. You rule!
If you missed the celebration, don't fret, we've got some more 50th anniversary fun in store during 2013 for this milestone achievement.  We're firm believers that one good party deserves another.
And if you've never attended the Huntington Beach Parade, make sure to stop by next time and say hello!  It's actually the largest Independence Day parade this side of the Mississippi, and it's a fun way for the whole family to spend the day before the barbecues and fireworks begin.  See you all next year!

End Summer Appropriately... With a PARTY!

Sleepover Event - Saturday August 31st, 2013

SCATS Boys Team at Junior Olympic Nationals

The SCATS boys have done it again. Following incredible performances at State and Regional Championships, Optional Team Members continue their success at JO Nationals!  The Level 8 Team came home with the bronze-- third in the whole nation!  Meanwhile, Cameron Bock (Level 9) took 2nd place in the all-around and 1st on P-bars, making him the 2013 P-Bars National Champion!  Another Bock, Evan (Level 8), brought his A-game at JO's, taking silver on pommel, floor AND all-around. Level 10, Alex Powarzynski took 2nd on vault, 5th all-around, and advances onto USA Champs, to boot.  Check out the highlights below.  Fantastic job, gentlemen!Congrats Gents!

Evan Bock: 2nd Place Pommel, 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place Rings, 2nd Place All Around!
Brandon Hsu: 2nd Place Hi-Bar
Daniel Yoon: 2nd Place Floor
Sophia Vardayo: 2nd Place Vault, 1st Place Bars, 2nd Place Beam, 3rd Place Floor, 1st Place All Around!
Kyla Daniels: 4th Place Bars
Lily Ramirez: 4th Place Vault, 4th Place Floor
Summer Barrett: 3rd Place Beam

Cameron Bock: 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place Rings, NATIONAL CHAMP P-BARS!, 2nd Place All Around!

Alex Powarzynski: 2nd Place Vault, 3rd Place P-Bars, 5th Place All Around, USA Champs Qualifier!
Daniel Williams: 4th Place Vault, 5th Place Pommel, 5th Place P-Bars, 6th Place Rings

Give Dad the Night off...

Spring Sleepover Party - Saturday June 15th, 2013

Take Saturday Night Off. You've Earned it...

Spring Sleepover Party - Saturday April 27th, 2013

SCATS Compulsory Girls Claim 20 State Champion Titles

BIG WINS for the SCATS Compulsory Team (Levels 4-6) at State Championships: Our girls claimed 20 State Champ titles at the 2012 North State Championship in Pasadena, including the Level 4 Team and Level 6 Mini-Team State Champion titles, as well as Ashley Young's, Kyla Daniels' and Ella Roselli's All Around State Champ titles. The Level 5 Team took the silver in the team competition, and SCATS "medalled" (placed in the top 3) a total of 31 times across the whole weekend in all age groups and events...wow!  We're so proud of all of you, girls!  You've done an incredible job this season and showed great sportsmanship the whole way through. Congrats Girls!

Ella Roselli: Vault State Champ, 3rd Place Bars, Floor State Champ, All Around State Champ!
Kate Butler: 3rd Place Floor, 3rd Place All Around!
Ashley Young: State Champ on all 4 events AND in the All Around! Wow!
Sophia Vardayo: Vault State Champ, 2nd Place Bars, 4th Place All Around
Kyla Daniels: 4th Place Vault, Beam State Champ, 2nd Place Floor, All Around State Champ!
Lily Ramirez: Bars State Champ!
Summer Barrett: 2nd Place Vault, Beam State Champ

Emily White: 5th Place Vault, 2nd Place Bars, 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place All Around
Alexa Massari: Vault State Champ, Floor State Champ, 5th Place All Around
Kimi Marumoto: Bars State Champ, 2nd Place Beam
Parker Smith: Bars State Champ!

Lydia Pannell: Bars State Champ, 4th Place Beam

Three Great Days of Camp in January & February...

Stars n Bars Camp 2013

SCATS Puts FIVE on 2013 National Developmental Team

Congratulations to Cameron Bock, Evan Bock, Brandon Hsu, Cory Smith and Daniel Yoon for making the 2013 National Developmental Team!  We're so proud of all our SCATS guys and their hard work at Future Stars National Championships last weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Keep it up, guys!Congrats Guys!

SCATS Girls Dominate West Sectional Championships

Wow! What an AWESOME job by the SCATS Compulsory Teams this weekend.  The Level 4 and 5 teams took the silver and bronze, respectively, and the individual results were nothing short of awesome.  Check out the highlights below.  Go get 'em at State, girls!Congrats Girls!

Ella Roselli: 1st Place Vault, 1st Place Floor, 2nd Place All Around!
Kate Butler: 4th Place All Around!
Ashley Young: 1st Place Vault, 1st Place Bars, 1st Place Beam, 1st Place Floor, 1st Place All Around!
Sophia Vardayo: 2nd Place Vault, 1st Place Bars, 2nd Place Beam, 3rd Place Floor, 1st Place All Around!
Kyla Daniels: 4th Place Bars
Lily Ramirez: 4th Place Vault, 4th Place Floor
Summer Barrett: 3rd Place Beam

Emily White: 1st Place Bars, 1st Place Beam, 1st Place Floor, 1st Place All Around!
Alexa Massari: 1st Place Vault, 2nd Place Bars, 1st Place Floor, 3rd Place All Around!
Sevanna Van Affelen: 4th Place Bars, 4th Place Beam, 4th Place Floor, 4th Place All Around!
Kimi Marumoto: 2nd Place Bars, 1st Place Beam, 3rd Place Floor, 3rd Place All Around!
Parker Smith: 1st Place Bars, 2nd Place Beam, 2nd Place Floor, 2nd Place All Around!

LEVEL 6 TEAM (no team entry)
Isabelle Hing: 2nd Place Beam
Lydia Pannell: 3rd Place Bars

Welcome Home, Sam!

Congratulations to SCATS alum, Sam Mikulak, for an incredible job at the 2012 London Olympics!  We're so proud of Sam and his achievements and were all truly impressed by the heart, enthusiasm and class he showed from start to finish at the Games.  Team USA couldn't have asked for a better character and competitor.  We'd also like to thank Sam for coming by the gym last week to visit with some of the SCATS gymnasts and staff to talk about his road to the Olympics, the experience itself, as well as to give thanks to the SCATS coaches that played such a huge role in his growth as an athlete, Grigor Chalikyan and Albert Avchhian.  We look forward to more visits during the holidays, Sam, and to seeing you in Rio 2016 of course!Congrats Sam!

SCATS  Alum, Sam Mikulak, Makes 2012 Olympic Team!

It's official!  Sam Mikulak was chosen as one of only 5 Olympic Team Members to compete in the London Olympics in less than a month.  Sam marks the first male SCATS Team Member to become an Olympian and the 14th total in our gym's history. Congratulations, Sam!  You make all of us at SCATS so proud!

Congrats Sam!

Cameron Bock Becomes SCATS' 4th Consecutive National Champion!

Cameron Bock just became SCATS' 4th consecutive All-Around National Champion this weekend!  To boot, he also won the gold on floor and parallel bars in the event finals while other SCATS Team Members, Kanji Oyama and Alex Powarzynski, both qualified to Visa Championships.  A PHENOMENAL Junior Olympic National Championship meet, guys. Congratulations to all of you!

Congrats SCATS Team!

SCATS Claims Twenty-Two "State Champion" Titles

What an incredible weekend for SCATS Boys & Girls Team Members and coaches!  Across both State Championship meets at Soka University and Poway Gymnastics, a total of 22 "State Champion" titles were claimed across multiple levels, age divisions and events.  Check out some of the incredible highlights:
Larissa Fielder: Bars State Champion, 4th Place All Around
Nicoletta Koulos: 4th Place All Around
Kelli Chung: Bars and Beam State Champion, All Around State Champion
Julia Fielder: Beam State Champion
Jesse Glenn: Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault and Hi-Bar State Champion, All Around State Champion
Alex Powarzynski: 3rd Place All Around
Kanji Oyama: Floor and P-Bars State Champion, 4th Place All Around
Jonah Urlaub: P-Bars State Champion, 4th Place All Around
Cameron Bock: Rings and Vault State Champion, 3rd Place All Around
Eli Noe: 4th Place All Around
Grant Newcombe: 4th Place All Around
Brandon Hsu: Pommel, P-Bars and Hi-Bar State Champion, All Around State Champion
Daniel Yoon: Rings State Champion, 3rd Place All Around
Perry Lightfoot: Floor State Champion, 4th Place All Around

Great work girls and guys, we couldn't be more proud.  Go get 'em at Regionals!

SCATS Boys Teams Dominate at State & Conference Championships

Congratulations to our Level 4 Boys for taking 2nd Place Team at State and also our Level 5, 6 and 7 Teams for an INCREDIBLE job at Conference Champs.  Here are some highlights.  Keep it up, gents!

Congrats SCATS Team!

SCATS Team Members Secure College Scholarships

In addition to three of our Boys Team Members, Cameron Bock, Evan Bock and Daniel Yoon, making the 2012 National Developmental Team following their awesome performance at the Future Stars National Championship,  ANOTHER three of our Boys Team Members have earned full gymnastics scholarships to some great schools.  Both Jesse Glenn and Aaron Yoshizuka will be heading off to Westpoint in the Fall to join SCATS’ Josh Glenn, while Kanji Oyama will head out to the University of Oklahoma.  Congrats, guys...we’ll miss you!

2011 was a fantastic year for all of our Team girls and boys, as well as our hard-working GYM Teams here at SCATS.  We would like to use this space to thank and congratulate all of our competing gymnasts that have put in countless hours in the gym to get where they are, and of course the amazing SCATS coaches that helped get them there. 

You’ve made us all proud!

Congrats SCATS Team!

SCATS Boys Team: 2011 Visa National Champions

Congratulations to our SCATS team members and coaches. Their hard work all year has paid off time and again and most notably at this year's Visa National Championship. The SCATS boys have won the Visa National Championship THREE of the last four years in their division.   

You make us proud!

Adrian De Los Angeles Photo

Adrian De Los Angeles: 4th Place Rings, 2nd Place P-Bars, 2nd Place Hi-Bar



Jesse Glenn Photo

Jesse Glenn: 1st Place Hi-Bar, 2nd Place Pommel, 3rd Place P-Bars




2011 USAG Coach of the Year: Grigor Chalikyan

In addition to the astounding performances by the SCATS Boys Teams in 2011, their coach himself also deservedly shares in the accolades.  Congratulations to SCATS' own Grigor Chalikyan for garnering the USA Gymnastics award for "2011 Men's Jr. Olympic Coach of the Year."  Fantastic job, Greg!  We'd also like to applaud Coaches Albert Avchian, Mitch Claman, Tim Rogers and Tina Mikulak for their respective roles in helping develop the best men's team in the nation right here at SCATS.   

Adrian De Los Angeles Photo

SCATS Wins 2011 Men's Jr. Olympic Nationals!

Congratulations, guys, on yet ANOTHER championship under the SCATS belt!  SCATS Boys Team has won the Level 10 National Championship THREE of the last four years.  They have also claimed a total of SEVEN State Champion titles in the past three years across all levels. 

You make SCATS proud!

Adrian De Los Angeles Photo

Adrian De Los Angeles
1st Place P-Bars
2nd Place Pommel


Jesse Glenn Photo

Jesse Glenn
1st Place Hi-Bar


Kanji Oyama Photo

Kanji Oyama
Visa Qualifier


Big News For A Valuable SCATS Team Member!

Josh Glenn - Full Scholarship to West Point Academy


R.I.P. Coach Anatoliy Zhydkov

Rest in Peace, Anatoliy Zyhdkov

It is with our deepest regrets that we deliver the news to you that our dear friend and SCATS Boys Team coach since 2008, Anatoliy Zhydkov, passed away Friday, January 21st, 2011 following heart complications.

Those who knew Anatoliy knew a man whose love for the sport of gymnastics and his students was only matched by their adoration and respect for him. He was kind, caring, committed and beloved by his family, friends and those who had the pleasure of working alongside him. We are truly heartbroken to say goodbye to him this way and do so with heavy hearts.

We would, however, be remiss to attempt to condense our thoughts and memories of Anatoliy to this limited space and setting and would instead like to extend our sincerest condolences to his wife, Nadiya, and their entire family during this very difficult time. We would also ask humbly for your assistance in helping them.

SCATS will be collecting donations for Anatoliy's family in order to help offset the high cost of funeral services, which are to be held in the family's hometown in Wisconsin. We would greatly appreciate any contribution you or those you know would be willing to make toward this fund and effort of making such a trying time a little easier for his family.

Donation checks may be made out to SCATS Gymnastics and sent directly to the gym at the address below. Please include "Anatoliy Zhydkov Fund" in the memo line. We would also welcome cards or letters remembering Anatoliy, which we will forward to Nadiya along with your kind donation.

Thank you for your help, words, thoughts and prayers in remembering Coach Anatoliy with us. We will miss him always.


The SCATS Family

Please send donations to:
SCATS Gymnastics
c/o The Anatoliy Zhydkov Fund
5742 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Please make donation checks out to:
SCATS Gymnastics or (simply) SCATS
and include "Anatoliy Zhydkov Fund" in the memo line.

SCATS' Jesse Glenn Advances to Ring Finals at Youth Olympics

SCATS' own Jesse Glenn was the ONLY men's gymnastics representative picked to go to this year's Youth Olympics in Singapore, and he's off to a fantastic start! Click on the picture of Jesse below to read the full article on his progress so far, posted on USAG's website.

Jesse Glenn

SCATS Boys Win Visa Champs, Make National Team!

Congratulations to the SCATS Boys Team for taking home 9 MEDALS in the Visa Championship!

Our own Sam Mikulak took the Gold All-Around for the 16-18 bracket and Adrian De Los Angeles took Silver All-Around in the 14-15 division. Adrian's all-around score was actually the third highest across both divisions, and both Sam and Adrian made the National Team after this excellent performance!

National Team, 16-18 Yr Div

National Team, 14-15 Yr Div

SCATS Wins Men's 2010 Jr. Olympic Nationals!

The results are in! Congratulations to our SCATS Boys who did SO well this weekend. What a season for these guys! The scores aren't up on meetscoresonline.com just yet, but we'll post a link when they are. Here are some of the highlights for now...

Sam Mikulak
1st Place Floor
1st Place Vault
3rd Place P-Bars
2nd Place Hi-Bar
6th Place Pommel
6th Place Rings

Adrian De Los Angeles
1st Place P-Bars
2nd Place Hi-Bar
2nd Place Pommel
6th Place Vault

Jesse Glenn
6th Place Hi-Bar

Alex Powarzynski
4th Place Vault


Opportunities For Talented Gymnasts!

We are proud to announce that over 2009 & 2010 we were able to secure nine Division 1 college scholarships for our gymnasts: two to UCLA, two to University Of Michigan, and one each to Berkley, Oregon State, Penn State, West Point, and Arkansas.

That's the good news, but the even better news is that now we have a lot of openings at the Optional levels. Our staff is the best it has ever been and we work with very small coaching ratios of about 4:1. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, contact us!





report 6.27.14