Bocce is an Italian game of skill and strategy. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina (the smallest ball). The sport allows athletes the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence.
Our bocce program has events for singles and doubles competition.
While less well known in the US, Bocce is a very fun game of skill, and is played all over Europe. Here locally, we play a Fall season, practicing in Burke Lake from August through the Fall State Games.
Coordinator: Matt Wheeler
Mondays at 5:30pm to 7pm in the Fall for Doubles
Singles play in Springtime
Mar 30 Team meeting and overview of Bocce Rules
April 6 Rules review and Practice
April 13 Rules review and Practice
April 20 Practice
April 27 Practice
May 4 Practice
May 11 Practice
May 18 Practice
May 25 Memorial Day – No Practice
June 1 Last Practice (Competition season begins)
Parking: Access road on the right side of the road before exiting park The Bocce area is wheelchair accessible (practice will take place on grass)
Message from Matt Wheeler...
Looking forward to a season full of learning, improving, and being BRAVE in the attempt.
All Athletes must provide a copy of their medicals to Coach Matt at the first practice.
Team vs Parent/Guardians/Coaches Opportunities for local competitions
The Bocce Crew
Bocce - that is how we ROLL
Bocce Practice Site:
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA