In 2021, we are piloting the first annual UCS State Bocce competition specifically for Unified Champion Schools. This invite-only event will feature schools from across the state that will compete at HealthEast Sports Center on November 4. This resource page will be updated with new information and schedules as we get closer to the tournament date.

Event details

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 
Location: HealthEast Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN (Google map)
Time: 8 AM – 3 PM (Tentatively) 
Registration deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021 
Contact[email protected]

Who can participate

UCS teams will consist of a Unified pair (one student with a disability and one student without a disability). Schools must bring at least one team and no more than five teams.  

Unified pair – two students paired up competing as one team. The pair of students need to include one athlete and one Unified partner.
Athlete – student with an intellectual disability
Unified partner – student without an intellectual disability  

How to sign up

Register for UCS State Bocce Tournament


UCS bocce handbook & rules

5:00 – start of game/frames
8:15 – scoring examples

UCS State Bocce Tournament schedule
subject to change

8-9 AM: School check-in/registration
9-9:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM-12 PM: Pool play
12-1 PM: Lunch
1-3 PM: Single elimination bracket play 

Equipment links

For UCS State Bocce Tournament: All equipment will be provided by Special Olympics Minnesota. Teams do not need to bring any specific equipment to the State Tournament.

used to create outline for bocce court
Gopher Sport

Field spray paint
used to outline bocce courts/lines
Gopher Sport

Modified bocce ball sets

Ribbon/flagging tape
used to create half court lines and 10′ lines

Tape measure
used to measure the distance of court
Gopher Sport