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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.

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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.

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Bocce Events

  • oct.
    07
    2016 Bocce Competition - Area 17
    oct. 07, 2016
    10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lubbock
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition - Area 17

    The bocce competition is for all teams in the Area 17/South Plains area. Each team MUST compete in an area competition in order to participate in chapter Games. Area 17/South Plains will host the bocce competition on October 07, 2016. This competition will begin with Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and competition beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding around 3:00 p.m. on October 10 (Friday). The time and length of competition will depend on the number of participating teams.

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    oct. 07, 2016
    10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Davis Park
    40th St. & Nashville
    Lubbock, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • oct.
    08
    2016 Bocce Competition
    oct. 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Waco
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition

    The Heart of Texas Area will hold the Area Bocce Competition on October 8. This competition will begin with the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

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    oct. 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Waco ISD Muny Stadium
    15th and Dutton Avenue
    Waco, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • oct.
    15
    2016 Bocce Competition
    oct. 15, 2016
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Edinburg
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition

    The Rio Grande Valley Area will host a Bocce Competition on October 15, 2016. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m. with competition immediately afterwards.

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    oct. 15, 2016
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg Campus
    1201 W. University Dr.
    Edinburg, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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