Region K Bocce Clinic – CANCELLED

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. Individuals can participate in Bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional doubles or team. Unified Bocce is available in doubles and team formats. Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete with a non-disabled peer as partners or on teams for competition.

Bocce Doubles and Individual Skills will be demonstrated with athletes and coaches participating in training activities.

3 bocce courts will be set up in a small area of the park.  Access to the bathrooms in the Community Center will be available.

  • Team Check in 9:15 – 9:30 am
  • There will be 15 minute breaks between each activity to allow time to sanitize equipment.
  • 9:30-10:00 Bocce doubles matches will be demonstrated with hands-on training for all athletes and coaches. Each Court will be limited to 4 individuals at a time
  • 10:15- 11:00 Bocce doubles practice will take place on each court
  • 11:15-11:30 Bocce Skills will be demonstrated on one court
  • 11:45 -12:15 Bocce Skills practice will take place on all courts

Bocce Equipment and chairs for each court will be provided.  Metal folding chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart and 6 feet from the bocce courts to maintain social distancing. Athletes will remain on the same court and use the same chair during the event.

There will be no divisioning. Certificates of Completion will be presented individually to athletes.

Bottled water will be provided along with a factory sealed snack. A no-touch trash receptacle will be available to dispose of trash.


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 50 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.


Oct 23 2020


9:30 am - 12:00 pm




Olney City Park / Community Center
502 White Squirrel Circle, Olney, IL 62450
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