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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

  • 3月 22 - 3月 25
    2017 Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis National Games
    周三 3月 22 - 周六 3月 25, 2017
     
    2 venues
    St. Kitts Nevis

    2017 Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis National Games

    周三 3月 22 - 周六 3月 25, 2017
     

    Join Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis at our 2017 National Games 22 to 25 March, 2017. We are expecting contingents of athletes and officials from our partner Special Olympics programs of Connecticut, USA, Cayman Islands and St Maarten. It is anticipated that more than 120 hundred athletes will participate in these games. See the athletes compete in athletics, bocce, swimming and tennis. 22 March Opening Ceremony and athletics - Kim Collins Stadium - St Kitts; 24 March Bocce and Tennis - Nevis 25 March Swimming Competition - St Kitts.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony and Athletics
    Kim Collins Athletic Stadium
    Bird Rock
    Basseterre
    St. Kitts Nevis
    Entrance on South Gates
    Bocce and Tennis
    Cecele Browne Integrated School
    Prospect
    Charlestown, Nevis
    St. Kitts Nevis
    On 25 March event will take place at Frigate Bay.
  • 3月
    24
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship
    周五 3月 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Hershey
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship

    周五 3月 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    SOPA hosts the IUS Bocce Championship at PIAA Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball Championship, Hershey, PA in March. Bocce teams will consists of a proportional number of students with and without intellectual disabilities (one team consists of 6-8 athletes). By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Hershey Giant Center
    550 Hersheypark Dr
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
    USA
    Stadium
  • 5月 19 - 5月 21
    Louisiana State Summer Games
    周五 5月 19 - 周日 5月 21, 2017
     
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

    周五 5月 19 - 周日 5月 21, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
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