Boccia ball is a fun and exciting game popular with an increasing number of people, but for the visually impaired, the game can be difficult or even impossible. The New Age Sensory Sound Boccia Set is designed to allow those with visual impairment to experience the fun of boccia, with balls that emit a sound to allow players to locate the balls aurally. 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.
Who Can Make Gains with the New Age Sensory Sound Boccia Set?
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. This means that no matter what a player's impairment is, everyone will be able to perform and excel without hindrance.
Consistent, Smooth Roll
This set is supplied with 13 boccia balls: six red and six 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. For ease of player, these balls are made to an optimum size and mass of 270mm in diameter and 275 grams in weight.
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 New Age Boccia Pushers, making this sport accessible to almost everyone.