Region E Bocce Skills
Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their Bocce balls closer to the Pallina (target ball) than their opponents.
Individual Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 4 skills until 21 points or 25 minute time limit is reached. Athletes will be scored and divisioned after the event.
We will be using an indoor soccer field. Bathrooms will be available.
The time listed next to your agency is the time you should arrive. Equipment will be sanitized between agencies.
We need to go through COVID screening procedures and temperature checks on every attendee upon arrival. If you are not providing transportation, make sure a coach arrives before your athletes so that the coach can bring all athletes to check in and screening together. We will have a dedicated space available for teams to check in and be placed together by agency until it is time to begin. Once temperatures have been taken teams will move to separate staging areas. No coaches/athletes will enter a staging area until their temp has been taken by SO Staff. Athletes are to stage with their team only.
Athletes will play until they reach 21 points or for a maximum of 20 minutes. Once your agency has completed the skills, agencies are expected to depart promptly.
We will utilize coaches to keep score and be escorts for their own athletes. We do have people that will be around to help.
Agencies are responsible for bringing all Personal Protective Equipment and water. No food or water will be provided. Roma has a concession stand, but we do ask that if you are planning on purchasing food that you take it to go.
Attendees are highly encouraged to a wear mask at all times unless they have a medical exemption. This includes when athletes are competing.
Final Divisions will be created after the competition based on final score. Award certificates will be sent to all coaches. There will not be an awards ceremony.
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.