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Boccia: A Sport for all Abilities

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  1. Boccia: A Sport for all Abilities

  2. Presentation Outline Review of the rules of Boccia. Review of Eligibility requirements. Introduction to sport classification system. Review of equipment/Equipment Suppliers Information on the regional and national competition. Information on follow up resources.

  3. Presentation Objectives You will have a better overall understanding of the game of Boccia. You will have a better overall understanding of the classification system used in the game of Boccia. You will be better prepared to offer boccia in your local program. Help prepare for Level I & II Coaching Certification and BC3 Sport Assistant Certifcation.

  4. Certification Requirements Certification Application List of athletes being coached Submit a copy Certificate of Completion of USOC Safe Sport Training. Certification Fee of $25 which includes BlazeSports Membership for a year Passing exam with at least 75% (Level I and BC3 Sport Assistant) or 80% correct (Level II & III)

  5. What is Boccia? Boccia is a throwing game of precision, played by athletes with cerebral palsy and related conditions. The object is to place balls closest to the target ball on a long narrow playing court.

  6. Skill, Strategy, Dedication

  7. National Governing Body for Boccia High Performance Management Organization

  8. History of Boccia 1984: New York: 17 competitors 1988: Seoul: only BC1, BC2 1992: Barcelona 1996: Atlanta: BC3, Pairs 2000: Sydney 2004: Greece: BC4, BC4 Pairs 2008: Beijing: 20 countries, 88 athletes 2010: Worlds – 34 countries 2012: London

  9. Eligibility for Paralympic Boccia • Persons described as quadriplegiawith: • Cerebral Palsy • Traumatic Head Injury • Stroke Survivors • OR

  10. Personswho have conditions of a non cerebral originthat effect all four limbs including: High Spinal Cord Injury Muscular Dystrophy Arthrogryposis MS ALS

  11. Boccia is not just a Paralympic Sport. It is the perfect activity for participant of all abilities!

  12. CLASSIFICATION Boccia uses a sport classification system to assign athletes into groups for competition based on functional ability.

  13. BC1 Player Players with Cerebral Palsy classed as CP 1 thrower or CP 2 foot player (field event class)

  14. BC1 Player Players with Cerebral Palsy classed as CP 1 thrower or CP 2 foot player (field event class)

  15. BC2 Players Players with Cerebral Palsy classed as CP 2 (field event class )

  16. Players who can not pick up and throw a ball consistently past the court v-line and therefore use a ramp to play the sport. These players may have CP or have a condition of non cerebral origin. BC3 Player

  17. BC4 Player These players have conditions that effect all four limbs of a non cerebral origin. They can throw a boccia ball but are unable to throw a ball with the elbow above shoulder level.

  18. Classes Divisions • BC1 • BC2 • BC3 • BC4 • Individual • Pairs • Teams

  19. DIVISIONS • Individual: BC1, BC2, BC3 & BC4 Competition with players from their own class • Pairs: BC3 & BC4 Two players on court at a time, one substitute allowed • Team: BC1 & BC2 Three players on court at a time, at least one BC1, Two substitutes allowed

  20. Time Limits Throwers: BC1, BC2 & BC4 4 minutes Ramp Players: BC3 5 minutes Teams 5 minutes Pairs: BC3 7 minutes Pairs BC4 5 minutes As of January 1, 2014

  21. BC1 Individual 4 Sports Assistants 3

  22. BC2 Individual

  23. BC3 Individual

  24. BC4 Individual

  25. Boccia Court 1 2 3 4 5 6

  26. Pairs Partners sit in every other box.

  27. Boccia Court 1 2 3 4 5 6

  28. Team Team mates sit in every other box.

  29. Boccia Court 1 2 3 4 5 6

  30. Boccia Court 10 m 1 2 Playing Boxes 3 6 m V-line 4 5 1m 6 2.5 m

  31. Boccia Court 1 2 3 4 5 6

  32. Boccia Court 1 2 3 4 5 6

  33. Order of Play The jack (white) ball is thrown first and followed by the same player’s colored ball. The opponent throws next and continues to play until they are closer to the jack. The color that is not closest plays, until they are closer or run out of balls. After all balls are thrown, the end is scored.

  34. Scoring The color that is closest to the jack scores. The side gets as many points as they have balls closer than their opponents closest ball up to a possible six points per round.

  35. The Basic Equipment

  36. Other Boccia Equipment

  37. Flaghouse or HandiLife

  38. The official supplier of BlazeSports America’s Boccia Competition Kit. 800-793-7900 www.flaghouse.com Soft boccia set: Item # W12686

  39. USA Handi Life Sport, 18373 Mimosa Ct, Gardner, KS 66032, 913-205-7034, Info@USAhandilife.com, Standard set: $225, Superior set: $350. www.handilife.com