Similar to the Italian game of Bocce, Boccia is a Paralympic sport practiced in more than 50 countries, most frequently by individuals with spinal cord injuries or neurological disorders requiring a wheelchair.

For a long time, Boccia was known as a leisure activity until it was introduced as a competitive sport in the 1984 Paralympic Games in New York. At the London 2012 Games, 104 athletes competed in seven medal events.

While Paralympic Boccia competition is open only to quadriplegics, Paralyzed Veterans of America welcomes veterans with all types and levels of injuries to our Boccia clinics. Able-bodied veterans can participate in the clinics by using a wheelchair to compete.


Join a clinic for one of our fastest-growing sports!

Two-day clinics include brief classroom training, two hours of personal instruction on techniques and strategies, a round-robin-style tournament, and a bracket tournament. Since the introduction of Boccia Clinics in December 2014, Paralyzed Veterans of America has hosted numerous events nationwide.

Currently, Boccia is one of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s fastest-growing sports. Join us at an upcoming event! Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Events

PVA National Boccia Camp
October 13-14, 2022
San Antonio, Texas
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New England Boccia Tournament
November 5-6, 2022
West Roxbury, MA
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West Virginia Boccia Tournament
December 3-4, 2022
Charleston, WV
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Bayou Boccia Tournament
February 4-5, 2023
Gulfport, MS
Gateway Boccia Tournament
March 17-19, 2023
St. Louis, MO
Registration Opens Soon

To find out more or to sign up for a Boccia Clinic, contact John Arbino at or 202-416-6463.