Junior Roller Derby offers girls a chance to compete - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Junior Roller Derby offers girls a chance to compete

Posted: Updated:
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) -

It's a melting pot of awesomeness. The Darlings Of Destruction.
 
Girls ages eight to 17, from all walks of life, all coming together for acceptance and empowerment.
 
This Is Junior Roller Derby. A very competitive and real sport where girls have to check intolerances and egos at the door.

According to the Women's Sports Foundation, girls, more so than boys have trouble with self esteem, and a lot of that has to do with a lack of team sport participation. These skaters are forced to believe in themselves, and work together, on and off the track.

A recent study from The University Of Chicago found that tweens and teens who play team sports have better grades, more confidence, are less likely to do drugs, less likely to become teenage mothers, and are overall more healthy than those who do not play a team sport. Not only has roller derby helped these young athletes get in shape, but the team sport has taught them to be accepting of others, and respect themselves.

The Darlings Of Destruction, the Largest Junior Roller Derby League in southeast Michigan, is looking for new skaters. Every Monday in September from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., interested girls ages 8-17 and parents are welcome to drop into a practice to check out what these girls do on skates.

The Darlings Of Destruction are based out of The Rochester Hills Skating And Sports Arena at 1700 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307.  

You can also email dodleague@gmail.com for more information.

Online:
dodleague.com
www.facebook.com/DoDLeague

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:35:34 GMT
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
  • DIA to provide free bus ride Saturday

    DIA to provide free bus ride Saturday

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:11 GMT
    The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday for Wayne County residents.
    The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday for Wayne County residents.
  • St. Clair Riverfest July 25-27

    St. Clair Riverfest July 25-27

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:54:46 GMT
    Chuck and Kellie Broaddus, owners of Broadco Property Restoration in Clinton Township, join "The Nine" to talk about the St. Clair Riverfest. The 9th Annual Meijer St. Clair Riverfest runs from July 25-27, the festival runs in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race.
    Chuck and Kellie Broaddus, owners of Broadco Property Restoration in Clinton Township, join "The Nine" to talk about the St. Clair Riverfest. The 9th Annual Meijer St. Clair Riverfest runs from July 25-27, the festival runs in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices