Bocce

20-Foot Bocce Throw

How close can you roll a ball to the pallina from 20 feet away?

Equipment needed: 1 bocce pallina (or another small object like a golf ball, tennis ball or even a small rock), 1 bocce ball (or another ball like a tennis ball, baseball or softball), 1 measuring tape or ruler. You can print off this online ruler if you don’t have one at home.

Set up: Find a long, flat area in your house or in your yard. Place your pallina on the ground/floor and measure 20 feet away. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 7 large steps. Mark the distance. From the 20-foot mark, roll your bocce ball (or substitute) trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible. Complete 8 total rolls, measuring the distance between your bocce ball and the pallina on each attempt.

What to record and submit: Take the measurements of the 3 rolls that came closest to the pallina and add them together to get your final score. Record the distance in feet and inches.

30-Foot Bocce Throw

How close can you roll a ball to the pallina from 30 feet away? 

Equipment needed: 1 bocce pallina (or another small object like a golf ball, tennis ball or even a small rock), 1 bocce ball (or another ball like a tennis ball, baseball or softball), 1 measuring tape or ruler. You can print off this online ruler if you don’t have one at home.

Set up: Find a long, flat area in your house or in your yard. Place your pallina on the ground/floor and measure 30 feet away. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 10 large steps. Mark the distance. From the 30-foot mark, roll your bocce ball (or substitute) trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible. Complete 8 total rolls, measuring the distance between your bocce ball and the pallina on each attempt.

What to record and submit: Take the measurements of the 3 rolls that came closest to the pallina and add them together to get your final score. Record the distance in feet and inches.

40-Foot Bocce Throw

How close can you roll a ball to the pallina from 40 feet away? 

Equipment needed: 1 bocce pallina (or another small object like a golf ball, tennis ball or even a small rock), 1 bocce ball (or another ball like a tennis ball, baseball or softball), 1 measuring tape or ruler. You can print off this online ruler if you don’t have one at home.

Set up: Find a long, flat area in your house or in your yard. Place your pallina on the ground/floor and measure 40 feet away. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 13 large steps. Mark the distance. From the 40-foot mark, roll your bocce ball (or substitute) trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible. Complete 8 total rolls, measuring the distance between your bocce ball and the pallina on each attempt.

What to record and submit: Take the measurements of the 3 rolls that came closest to the pallina and add them together to get your final score. Record the distance in feet and inches.

For Doubles/Unified doubles:

Athletes and partners competing in doubles will each train and record individual scores separately at home. Once final scores are submitted, their individual scores will be combined for a “team score”. Make sure you and your teammate are throwing from the same distances, and that you have the correct spelling of his or her first and last name. You’ll need it when you enter your doubles information online!

Stay Safe

Regular physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health. While there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks. 

 
You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by: 

  • wearing the right shoes 
  • using the correct equipment 
  • drinking water and staying hydrated 
  • warming up and stretching properly 
  • being aware of your surroundings – always exercise and compete in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items 
  • maintaining social distancing rules (stay at least six feet away from others) 

  
Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • discomfort or pain 
  • chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain travelling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades 
  • shortness of breath