Best Ladies-Only Sports In Orange County

July 6, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Jennifer Owens Photography)

Camaraderie and conditioning go hand in hand with the many great sporting activity options women get to enjoy in Orange County. Whether your focus is on health, fun or personal growth, OC provides energizing choices. In rocking the roller derby, scoring a soccer goal or spiking a volleyball, just by joining you become a star. So, if you’re ready to get competitively serious or if you’re just looking to join in an entertaining activity, here are five Orange County sporting options that can meet your goals.

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(credit: Fox2 Photography)

OC Roller Girls Roller Derby
1947 S. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 847-9097

The enthusiasm is contagious for the roller derby – a sport that is referred to as a special sisterhood, providing confidence, connection, spirituality, empowerment and fun for a remarkably wide-ranging community of individuals. At night, it all comes together as you see movie reviewers and mothers, graphic designers and journalists, social workers and software engineers all ready for recreation, winning and skating to the glory that comes from encouraging each other as a group. You need to bring your health insurance and a photo ID to sign up for it. You’re also going to need your skates, helmet, pads, and mouthguard, all of which you can get at OC Roller Skates.

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(credit: Orange County Women’s Soccer League)

Orange County Women’s Soccer League
Corona Del Mar High School
2101 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(714) 518-4877

In a non-profit league rich with well-documented history, it’s important to note that the goal is assisting in scoring proceeds for high schools and soccer scholarships. If you’re looking to participate in a world of fitness and fun being explicitly encouraged in competitive women’s sports, then here’s a chance to score. You can still kick in for fall registration as the team registration deadline is July 21. Heading in, it’s important to know that all skill levels are applicable and all abilities are welcome.

(credit: San Juan Hills Women's Golf Association)

(credit: San Juan Hills Women’s Golf Association)

San Juan Hills Women’s Golf Association
32120 San Juan Creek Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-1167

The perfect chance to swing into OC athletic action arrives through the San Juan Hills Women’s Golf Association. Founded in 1969, this is a league rich in history of female golfers with a drive for perfecting their game. Affiliated with the SDCWGA, this organization enables individuals to join regional tournaments and explore the various golf courses of Southern California. Team play and even international teaching clinics are all aspects of how the association fits the needs of so many female golfers to a tee.

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(credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

City Of Brea – Women’s Volleyball League
695 E. Madison Way
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-7100

This league serves many needs including social, athletic and more as you set your sights on a sport that spikes the athletic interest of so many women. As one of six female players on each team, a volley of opportunities awaits you and the power to make it happen is in your hands. The league champions receive T-shirts and, beyond that, the satisfaction of being the finest in a league of outstanding OC athletics. The next league begins in July and teams can add players to their roster for the season’s first few weeks – so the opportunity to net a great opportunity is here for you.

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(credit: Nevertap Fitness)

Nevertap Fitness
18331 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 878-6980
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Kickboxing and Muay Thai are increasingly popular contact sports for ladies who enjoy fitness. At Nevertap Fitness, the Wednesday “ladies night” kickboxing class is led by a trainer named Megan who is an expert in these fields. Nevertap holds a stellar reputation for strong bonding formed through sports. The kickboxing here is a great example of how OC ladies enjoy a wide range of empowering athletic options that are at the top of the class.

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