The basic principle of bocce is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina. Bocce provides people the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team.

Events

Singles: One player per team
Modified Singles: One player per team
Modified Ramp Singles: One player per team
Doubles: Two players per team
Modified Doubles: Two players per team
Modified Ramp Doubles: Two players per team
Unified Doubles: Two players per team
Modified Unified Doubles: Two players per team

Competition Season

Bocce competitions take place July through August.

Become a Coach!

Level 1 Training

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.

Coaching Resources

SOMN Bocce Handbook
Level 2 Training
UPCOMING BOCCE EVENTS