Since 1984 Boccia has been a Paralympic Sport. TEAM USA is getting ready for paralympics in LA 2028
More and more schools are seeing the benefit of boccia. It is the apaptive sport for the most disabled and all can play at the same time! North Carolina and New Jersey are growing the sport in a school setting.
Boccia is one of the largest sports for Veteran Athletes at National Veteran Wheelchair Games! It is a major draw in the VA Golden Age games!
Vetereans compete at USA Boccia Nationals every year!
Older adults in assisted living facilities and nursing homes are finding the joy of playing Boccia. It is fun, competitive and builds camaraderie . We are building a net work of sites in the Kansas City area to compete with each other. I would love to share with you about Boccia!
The Therapeutic benefit of competition is well known. Rehab Hospitals like Craig in Denver, CO and Brooks in Jacksonville FL are playing Boccia as part of their Recreational Therapy.
Athletes use a grid (like "Battleship" that has the same dimensions of the Boccia court to feel where they should play the ball next. Eye Shades can level the playing field so all can play!
I have worn many hats in the boccia world: parent of boccia athlete, local coach, national and international coach, regional, and national official, founding board member of USA Boccia 2015-2020. I have led Boccia clinics across the USA and Internationally.
Boccia Changes lives!