Similar to bocce, boccia is played with cushioned balls and is great for players of all levels and ability.
If you want a more versatile bocce-style game, Boccia is right up your alley! These soft, yet rugged boccia balls feature top-quality construction, with a cushioned 12-panel synthetic leather cover for consistent, predictable play. Best of all, you can use it indoors or out!
How to Play Boccia
A Boccia court is traditionally 6 x 10 m. Two teams of 1, 2, or 3 players compete against each other. You can choose to add the rule that players have to be seated when playing the balls. Team 1 uses the red balls and Team 2 uses the blue ones. As in bocce ball, a player from Team 1 throws the white target ball onto the court, and then tries to get their own red ball as close to the target as possible. Team 2 then takes their turn, throwing one or more. When a blue ball is closer to the target ball, it is team 1’s turn to throw again. The game continues in this way until all balls are thrown. When it comes time to score, the team with a ball closest to the target ball gets the points. One point is given for each ball placed better than the opponent’s best ball, with a maximum of 6 points per game. A match comprises 4 total games.
The major benefit of boccia is that it can be played by students of all ages and ability levels, as well as students that might have disabilities affecting their motor skills. Therefore, teachers can get the whole class involved in a non-intimidating game.
Unlike bocce, boccia can be played indoors or out, because the balls are made with a leather instead of a hard plastic. This means the balls will not roll all over the gym or leave indentations in the gym floor. The soft, cushioned design of these balls makes them easy to grip, and, in turn, more user-friendly. Balls come in red and blue to easily designate team colors.
Each set comes with everything you need to get the game started, as well as a deluxe zippered ball bag to make hauling the set as easy as possible.