Boccia

For downloadable PDF: Boccia Guidelines
For screen reader friendly PDF version: Boccia Guidelines
For downloadable flyer PDF: Boccia Poster

Boccia (pronounced bahchee or bahtcha) is played on a specially marked court, on a gymnasium floor or any smooth, hard surface. The sport is similar to bocce ball, but is played indoors and with a soft leather ball. The object of the game is to throw or roll game balls so that they land as close as possible to a target ball called the jack. Boccia is designed so individuals with different physical disabilities can participate in an integrated, adaptive, or modified/unified format. Students of all ages, with or without disabilities can play together or separately.

The object of the game is to throw or roll balls so they land as close as possible to a target ball called the jack

  • Court Dimensions: 6m X 12.5m with playing boxes of 2.5m X 1m on one end
  • Primary Equipment: Boccia Balls- 6 red, 6 blue, 1 white (jack)
  • Athlete Eligibility: easiest way to classify is two split the groups into athletes who throw the ball independently and those who require additional assistance
Additional Online Resources

Contributing Authors: USA Boccia, US Paralympics, Paralympic Sport Coaching Guide

Guideline Table of Contents
Training and Equipment
Competition and Rules
Groupings
Glossary
Safety
FAQ’s & Resources

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