Boccia is a highly competitive precision ball sport played on a flat, smooth surface where players throw or roll colored balls as close as possible to a white target ball known as “the jack”. Played individually, in pairs and/or teams, the winner is the player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack.
Boccia balls are made in a variety of hardness and some players use a custom designed ramp to roll the ball onto the court. Additionally, some players are allowed to use a pointer, a device or stick that can either be attached to their head or held in their mouth to help them propel the ball onto the court.
For more information about Boccia and how to get involved, please contact the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex at (561) 966-7088.