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About Gymcats

Gymcats is the largest gymnastics facility in the Henderson/Las Vegas area. We are committed to our motto: Gymcats is where KIDS matter most. This means that we put the focus on improving every athletes mental and physical well-being. We want every gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader to have fun while our experienced and technical coaches guide them to a successful future in their sport. We have a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied after 1 month, you will receive a full refund of all your fees.

Meet the Coaches

Cassie Rice – Owner 
Cassandra is one of the foremost coaches in the USA. She coached Olympic Medalist, Tasha Schwikert since the beginning of her career. Since that time, Cassie has been named 2000 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year, 2000 USA Coach of the Year, 2001 International Elite Coach of the Year, 2001 USAG Coach of the Year, and Regional Coach of the Year six consecutive years from 2008-2013. She encourages all coaches to continue to listen to the athletes, learn from one another, and keep a positive mindset every day.

Jill Preston – J.O Team Director 
Jill has coached at Gymcats since 1998 and is our girls’ team manager. She is an elite level coach, has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, is safety certified and is a level 10 rated judge. Jill is a TOPs State Manager, Region 1 Xcel Committee Chair, and is also on the state board for Nevada USA Women’s Gymnastics. 

Ali Sturgis– Office Director
Ali has been with Gymcats since 2002. She knows Gymcats policies exceptionally well. She is happy to assist and guide parents with any questions they may have at the front desk. 

Pej Ebrahimi – Boys Program Director
Pej is the Head Coach of the boys’ program at Gymcats. He competed on the Ohio State Men’s Gymnastics Team and contributed to winning the Big Ten Championships from 2005-2007. He received the title of NCAA Champion and All American in 2007. Pej’s coaching philosophy is to help his athletes reach their full potential through positive motivation and encouragement. 

Brandon Hill – Boys Team Director 
Brandon started gymnastics as a boy and competed He has coached at Gymcats for several years and is committed to helping his athletes reach their goals and enjoy gymnastics. 

Stacey Palmer – Preschool Director 
“Miss Stacey” has coached at Gymcats since 1996. She has taught thousands of kids over the years and personally teaches over 250 kids each week. She is KAT certified and safety certified. She also specializes in private gymnastics lessons with children with special needs. For more information, ask our front desk about our special needs program. 


Mika Houston – Level 2 Director
Mika began competing in gymnastics at Gymcats in 1992. She has over 20 years of 
coaching experience, as well as a daughter in the team program.


Misse Brown – J.O. Compulsory Head
Misse has coached at Gymcats since 1994. She is the head coach of our compulsory team. Misse is a former acrobat with Siegfried & Roy as well as a former high level gymnast. She is safety certified. 


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