Boccia is a Paralympic sport of precision and strategy, similar to lawn bowling or curling. It is one of only two Paralympic sports that do not have an Olympic counterpart. Athletes compete in a specific sports class based on their level and type of disability.
Boccia is considered the most inclusive sport in the world and is played at all levels, from recreational all the way up to Paralympic competition. Easter Seals NL’s Boccia Programs focus on all levels of play. From introducing our athletes to the sport to allowing them to play recreationally, and providing a space for competitive practices. Some of our athletes also train as part of our Canadian National Team, these athletes attend our programming to mentor their fellow athletes.
During Easter Seals NL’s weekly Community Boccia and Junior Boccia Programs, athletes of all abilities learn and play boccia together.
Our Community Boccia Program is designed for our teen and adult population, of any skill level to socialize and build skills. During each session, athletes practice drills and skills followed by gameplay.
Community Boccia is delivered weekly on Thursdays afternoon and evening. The Boccia season runs from October to May with additional fun days and tournaments throughout the year.
Registration Cost: $75/per season
Our Junior Boccia Program is designed for our youth players to begin the introduction to Boccia. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend with their child to learn the sport together. This program is designed to start with the basics and build a great foundation for our future athletes to master the sport.
Junior Boccia is delivered weekly on Sundays, this program is broken down into semesters running Fall, Winter, and Spring in 6-10 week blocks.
Registration Cost: $25/per semester
Easter Seals NL is the recognized provincial partner of Boccia Canada and is the home of Boccia Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a provincial partner, Easter Seals NL is responsible for overseeing the development of boccia in our province.
Our goal is to provide people of all ages with physical, cognitive, and any other disabilities with the opportunity to participate in programs and services that aim to build inclusion in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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