Boccia Competition Years 2-9
Date(s) - 04/11/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Age Category: Years 2-9
Squad Size: A team of 5 children, and a maximum of 2 teams per school.
Venue : Northgate Arena, Victoria Road, Chester, CH2 2AU
This event is only for children who are on the SEN register.
Schools are to bring their own first aider and sanitiser. Teachers will be responsible for ensuring that the children sanitise their hands between each roll of the ball.
Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends.
The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white ‘Jack’ ball.
- A ball can be propelled by rolling, throwing or kicking.
- If a player is unable to throw or kick it, they can use a ‘ramp’ (assistive device).
- If they are unable to release the ball with their hands players can use a head pointer.
- All players must be seated during the game.
- An end consists of all 13 balls being propelled onto court (the Jack, 6 Red and 6 Blue).
- Each team has 3 players on court for each match. (Teams can have up to 5 players)
- Decided using a coin toss, the winning player/captain chooses to be red or blue.
- Both sides must occupy a designated box on the court from where balls are propelled. Red in boxes 1, 3 and 5. Blue in boxes 2, 4 and 6.
- The red side always begins the first end by propelling the jack into court.
- The player who propels the jack ball also propels their team’s first coloured
- A player from the opposite side then propels their first coloured
- The side not closest to the jack plays until they get closer, or run out of balls.
- The end is complete when all balls from both sides have been propelled.
- One point is awarded for every ball of the same colour, which is closest to the jack.
- 3 end boccia (is recommended to be played at County) but 2, 3 or 4 end boccia can be played if enough courts and time is available – Each team has the jack for one end; the captain decides who should propel the jack onto court. This must be from a different box each end. For the third end the jack is placed on the cross and a coin toss decides which team plays first. This must be from a different box to previous ends. If the scores are level following completion of 3 ends a Tie Break is played to determine the winner.
At County Level:
Teams will enter into one of the two competition programmes based on which is most appropriate:
School Physical Disability Division
Each participant must have a physical disability and at least one of whom must be a wheelchair user.
A variety of physical disabilities result from congenital conditions, accidents or progressive neuromuscular diseases. These disabilities may include conditions such as spinal cord injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia), cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, amputation, paralysis, polio and stroke.
School Pan Disability Division
For players with any disability, including learning, behavioural and sensory. Open to pupils on the SEN register.