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Bocce

This page draws together bocce-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Physical and Social Development

Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

Quizzes

Bocce Events

  • juin
    10
    Summer Games
    juin 10, 2016 - juin 12, 2016
     
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    Summer Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a weekend of aquatics, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and tennis competition.

    For more information

    juin 10, 2016 - juin 12, 2016
     
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • sept.
    15
    Special Olympics Ukraine III Open Games
    sept. 15, 2016 - sept. 18, 2016
     
    Lviv
    UKRAINE
    Special Olympics Ukraine III Open Games

    The third Special Olympics Ukraine Open Games will involved two days of competitions in nine sports including: Swimming, 5-a-side Football, Floorball, Table Tennis, Unified Basketball, Bocce, Kayaking, and Open Water Swimming. Delegations from across Ukraine as well as other European countries will compete in the Games taking place in the UNESCO Heritage city of Lviv, in central Ukraine. The Games are co-organised by the public youth organisation NGO SAMI.

    For more information
    Contact: Andriiy Porodko
    Email: andriiporodk@gmail.com

    sept. 15, 2016 - sept. 18, 2016
     
    Venues across Lviv City
    Lviv, Ukraine
    UKRAINE
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