Bocce is one of Special Olympics’ newer sports, having been introduced at the World Games level for the first time in 1995. Bocce is a Fall sport and training season is usually from July to November.

Details for area p bocce Program

***AREA P hosts bocce programs in Lackawanna, Pike, and Wayne counties.  Please see details below on each training location.***

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

SOPA Season: Fall

LocationSt Michael’s Hall

Head Coach

What to Expect: Teams consist of two (2) athletes.

Training Specifics:

Competition Dates:

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition.

PIKE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Fall (Aug – Oct or Nov – Dec)

Location: Airport Park

Head Coach: Sue Ann Jacob – jacobs5@ptd.net

What to Expect: Teams consist of two (2) athletes.

Training Specifics: Fridays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Competition Dates:

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition

WAYNE COUNTY

SOPA Season: Fall 

Location: Wayne County Park

Head Coach: Deb O’Neill, Kim Emmet

What to Expect: Teams consist of two (2) athletes. 

Training Specifics

Competition Dates

Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.

Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with collared shirts for competition.

**IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS** 

ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.

ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).

ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).