Intro & Recreational Gymnastics
SCATS offers a wide variety of educational programs to introduce children of all ages to the sport of gymnastics and helps them progress at an optimal pace.
Accelerated & Advanced Gymnastics
New and intermediate gymnasts will love SCATS’ accelerated programs that hone a variety of skills for competitive gymnastics and other activities.
Junior Olympic Team Gymnastics
SCATS Teams have earned thousands of local, State, Regional & National Titles. 14 Olympians, 70+ National Team Members, and countless college scholarships began at SCATS.
About Our Gym
Located in the heart of Southern California, SCATS Gymnastics of Huntington Beach has proudly produced 14 Olympians, 70+ National Team Members, and 22 World Championship Team Members across 55 years(!) of serving the community. Our non-profit organization prides itself on teaching gymnastics to all levels of children, beginners and world class athletes alike.
SCATS Gymnastics boasts a state-of-the-art 28,000 sq. ft. facility incorporating the most modern in safety equipment, including bungee harnesses and European-designed landing pits.
Benefits of Gymnastics
The sport of gymnastics is responsible for developing some of the strongest and most agile athletes in the world, men and women alike, which is why seasoned athletes and coaches use so many elements of our sport to grow stronger in their own, and why modern strength training and fitness is evolving to resemble gymnastics more and more.
Too many athletes overlook the importance of flexibility in relation to their particular discipline. Gymnasts cannot afford to do so, as every event hinges on this developed ability. Those athletes who do recognize the benefits of a flexible body are less prone to common and serious injuries alike and can have a true competitive edge as well.
Gymnastics teaches the fundamentals of spatial awareness that apply to all sports, especially skateboarding, snowboarding, parkour, and others that have grown in popularity over recent decades. Being aware of how your body is moving and where it is in relation to the ground is critical, and it is the key to preventing serious injuries.
Gymnastics skills across all the women’s and men’s events not only number in the thousands. Because of this vast and ever evolving variety of skills in gymnastics, the sport’s techniques are found and borrowed more and more across countless professional and amateur athletics worldwide.
One common thread between the vast number of different gymnastics skills is that they all require an acute attention to form and balance in every aspect. Proper execution is not only essential to scoring high but even more so in remaining safe during the learning process.