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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.

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Bocce Events

  • Sep
    15
    Special Olympics Ukraine III Open Games
    Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 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

    Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
     
    Venues across Lviv City
    Lviv, Ukraine
    UKRAINE
  • Sep
    25
    State Soccer & Bocce Tournament
    Sep 25, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Olathe
    Kansas
    State Soccer & Bocce Tournament

    Join us September 25 at Lone Elm Park in Olathe, Kansas as our athletes compete in the State Soccer & Bocce Tournament. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9092

    Sep 25, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Lone Elm Park
    21151 W 167th St
    Olathe, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Sep
    30
    NC Special Olympics Sports Day
    Sep 30, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Ruston
    Louisiana
    NC Special Olympics Sports Day

    Join us September 30th at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA as our athletes compete and show their skill in Flag Football Bocce, Horseshoes, Soccer competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information

    Sep 30, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Louisiana Tech
    Ruston, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
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