Bocce is an Italian sport where the basic principle is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Special Olympics bocce provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and gain self-confidence.
Bocce is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from March through June.
Athletes must select one (1) of the following:
- Traditional doubles competition
- Unified double competition
2020 Sectional Competitions
- There will be no Sectional competition for 2021.
2020 State Competition
- Summer Sports Finals
- Date: June 11-13
- Location(s): TBD
- All practices must align with the current SONJ RTA guidelines.
- Masks MUST be worn at all times by all participants.
- No equipment should be shared between athletes and must be sanitized between athlete use.
- Refer to the “Bocce Guidelines” at the top of the page for more information.
Criteria for Advancement
- There will be no sectional competition.
- Programs must practice and submit qualifying scores to be eligible to attend Summer Sports Finals in June.
- No more than fifty (50) total individuals at a venue at one time.
- This includes athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers, and spectators.
- While at the venue, ensure all participants practice social distancing and maximum group number limitations as outlined in the current RTA plan.
- Programs must use minimum number of volunteers possible for training/practice. Spectators are discouraged to attend training/practices.
2019 Summer Games Results
Use the button below to download results from the 2019 Summer Games held June 7-9, 2019 at The College of New Jersey.