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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boccia
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Locker Rooms; Shower Facilities; Parking Area; Ramps; Front Desk/Reception Area

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Adapted Phys Ed/Therapeutic Rec

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Bocce ramp

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Boccia is an excellent game of skill and strategy for athletes with all levels of physical disability. This is an ancient Italian game of lawn bowling that resembles a giant game of marbles.

Boccia athletes are governed by the rules the National Disabled Sports Association.

A Bocce ramp can be used by an athlete in lieu of tossing the ball. The ramp can be manually moved by the athlete or, in some cases, the athlete uses an assistant to move the ramp into position, giving only verbal or gesticulative cues on where to move the ramp.

Boccia is an excellent game of strategy and skill and many of the contests are very exciting. The Boccia season generally runs from September to December.

The Sports for Physically Challenged program is designed for athletes ages 6 and older who have an orthopedic, neurological or sensory impairment. This could include, but not be limited to, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Amputee, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy and Blindness.