A precision ball sport similar to bowls or curling; Boccia was designed for players with cerebral palsy but also welcomes any athletes with severe disabilities which affect their motor skills. There are around 350 ranked players around the world.Continue reading
- Boccia is contested in individual competitions or between teams of two or three. The aim of the game is to get one of your balls closer to the jack than any of your opponent’s balls.
- A game is divided into ‘ends’, with the overall winner of the match the first player to win a predetermined number of ends. Each player or team gets six attempts/balls to get closest to the jack and the winner takes that end. There are usually more ends for games involving more players.
- Players are allowed to move their balls with either their hands or feet, whilst they are also permitted to use a supportive ramp should their disability be extremely severe.
You can download the #StayInWorkOut Boccia activity card here. To access the traditional Boccia formats please click here.