Boccia is a fun and exciting game popular with an increasing number of people, but for the visually or mobility impaired the game can be difficult or even impossible. The New Age Sensory Sound Boccia Set and Pusher Bundle combines the New Age Sensory Sound Boccia Set with the New Age Boccia Pushers, facilitating play for all users.
Who Can Make Gains with the New Age Sensory Sound Boccia Set and Pusher Bundle?
This bundle is designed to allow those with visual or mobile impairments to experience the fun of boccia, with balls that emit a sound to allow players to locate the balls aurally, and pushers to allow those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to make accurate shots. Suitable to be played competitively or just for fun, this kit allows people of all types to enjoy boccia ball on an even playing field.
Intuitive Boccia Balls
This set of balls included in this bundle is supplied with 13 boccia balls: 6 red and 6 blue to differentiate between the two teams at play, and one white jack. The balls are hand stitched from a high quality synthetic leather and filled with plastic pellets to maintain an even weight and roll. These balls are made to an optimum size and mass of 270mm in diameter and 275 grams in weight.
Each ball features a small mirrored shield on every other panel, covering holes that encase a bell to emit sound. This design allows the bell to be heard loudly by all players, assisting the visually impaired with the placement of their next shot.
Lightweight Aluminium Pushers
The pushers are designed to make the game of boccia accessible to all players, regardless of their level of mobility. Wheelchair users, those who find it hard to bend down and people with limited hand movement may not be able to roll their ball with adequate force and precision, and so these pushers are made to facilitate that process.
Each pusher is fitted with an aluminium telescopic handle, allowing players to adjust their pusher to their desired height. The pushers are 250 grams in weight each, allowing them to be easily manipulated by virtually any user. The plastic heads of these assistive pushers are specially designed to fit around the boccia balls in New Age Boccia Sets.
How to Play Boccia
Boccia is a relatively new sport similar to bocce, brought into the Paralympics in 1984. Played by individuals, pairs or teams of three, the aim of the game is to move the balls as close as possible to the white ball, or jack, which is thrown first. The aim of each turn is to either get closer to the jack than your opponent, or knock their balls away.
The team farthest away from the jack plays first, and each round ends once both teams have thrown all their balls. The winning team of each round earns one point for every ball closer to the jack than their opponent's closest ball. Balls can be moved with the hands, feet or an assistive device, like the pushers included in this bundle, making this sport accessible to almost everyone.