Boccia is split into four classes, BC1-4, where all players compete in wheelchairs due to severe co-ordination impairment affecting both legs and arms.
The BC5 classification comprises of players with different types of disability. Players with progressive disabilities may be reclassified as BC4s in the future, which would bring them in to the Paralympic pathway. The Paralympic pathway consists of the BC1 -BC4 classification groups who compete at BISFed sanctioned events.
Boccia classification is the classification system governing boccia, a sport designed specifically for people with disabilities. Classification is handled by Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association. There are four classifications for this sport. All four classes are eligible to compete at the Paralympic Games.BISFed is pleased to publish the profile of a new BC5 Classification. The BC5 Classification has been developed for those players whose impairments are not severe enough to allow them to play in the BC2 or BC4 Classification. It is important to note that the BC5 Classification is being introduced for a trial period to the end of 2017 on the following basis.BC4 While the sport classes BC1-3 include athletes with hypertonia, athetosis or ataxia, sport class BC4 comprises athletes with impairments that have no cerebral origin. Among possible health.
The aim of classification is to achieve fair competition by minimising the impact that the impairment has on the outcome of competition so that sporting ability, skill level and training alone are the determinants of success and the result. The following is a rough guide to the different classification grades. Classification Process: File Size: 244 kb: File Type: pdf: Download File.Read More
Boccia Classification Rules. Athletes are assessed on their functionality and sporting ability into one of five classifications: BC1: Severe impairment affecting all four limbs; Limited functional range of motion and coordination; May need power wheelchair for mobility; Has difficulty changing sitting position in chair; Has a hard time gripping and releasing the ball, but can throw.Read More
Boccia UK welcomes the decision announced today to postpone the Tokyo Paralympic Games until 2021 and thanks the IOC, IPC and Organising Committee for making this announcement now. The decision rightly prioritises the health and well-being of all athletes, staff and spectators and ends the uncertainty that has been stressful for our athletes, coaches and staff. We have a robust plan in place.Read More
Boccia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics was held in the ExCeL from 2 September to 8 September, with a maximum of 104 athletes (80 men, 24 women) competing in seven events. There were four individual events, two pair events, and one team event. Classification. When competing in boccia at national or international level, the athletes were competing in events with different classifications, based.Read More
BC4 - Not cerebral palsy, but another disability, for example muscular dystrophy or tetraplegia. Locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs; Use hands to propel the ball into play; Not assisted by an aide. Events. All events in boccia are mixed gender. there are four individual events, two pairs events and a combined classification team event.Read More
BC4 is for players who do not have cerebral palsy but have a similar functional ability to BC1 and BC2 athletes. These athletes do not compete with an aide. Governing bodies. The United Kingdom Boccia Federation (known as Boccia UK since 2016) is the national governing body for boccia in the UK and was established in 2007. The body brings.Read More
Boccia consists of four sport classes: BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4. All players compete in wheelchairs due to a loss of leg function, arm function and trunk stability, caused by a lack of muscle co-ordination and control. BC1athletes have severe activity limitations affecting their legs, arms and trunk, and typically dependent on a powered wheelchair.Read More
Boccia Classification BC1 - Players with Cerebral Palsy who are able to use their hands or feet to consistently propel a ball into play. BC2 - Players with Cerebral Palsy who are able to use their hands to consistently propel a ball into play and have greater functional ability than a BC1 athlete. BC3 - Players with Cerebral Palsy or other disability with locomotor dysfunction in all four.Read More
Boccia Australia is the recognised National Sporting Organisation for the Sport of Boccia. has been developed for those players whose impairments are not severe enough to allow them to play in the BC2 or BC4 Classification. It is important to note that the BC5 Classification is being introduced for a trial period to the end of 2017 on the following basis: BISFed Members are encouraged to.Read More
Boccia in Northern Ireland. There are 12 Boccia clubs across Northern Ireland that are aimed specifically at players who meet the Paralympic classification. The clubs provide an opportunity to play both recreationally and competitively against other teams in the Northern Ireland Boccia Pairs League and on an individual basis in the Northern.Read More