Adaptive Boccia

Season: Fall 2022 (Starts Sunday, Sept 18 until Sunday, December 4)

Registration will open on Monday, August 15 at 9:00am. You can register online or in person at Carleton University Athletics.


Boccia can be played by anyone, with or without a disability. It is an easy sport to pick-up, but quickly builds intensity and complexity as you develop in the sport. Unique to boccia is it’s co-ed. Men and women play on the court together and against each other. It’s a sport of accuracy and precision similar to curling and lawn-bowling.

The court itself is indoors and is about the size of a badminton court. Each game lasts four or six ends and can be played in teams/pairs or individually. Players propel the ball (throw, kick, roll, etc.), towards the target ball known as the Jack. Each side is given either six red balls or six blue balls per end and try to score points. The side closest to the Jack (white ball) at the end scores! If it is a tie, a tie-break end is played to determine a winner.

Structure: Open to Everyone
When: Sundays 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Norm Fenn Gym
Cost: $75 for community and $56.25 for Carleton Students
Season Length: 11 weeks (no class on Sunday, October 9)

Boccia is a recognized Paralympic sport.

Adaptive Boccia Rules


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.