Classification is a way of grouping players into levels of impairment, in order to make sure that players are competing on an equal level.

Classification Process

For Boccia England competitions where players compete within classification groups, players will need to be classified at their first competition to ensure they are playing within the most suitable group.

The process is designed to include assessments on muscle tone, range of movement and coordination.  It purposely excludes the evaluation of learnt skills and training development.

Classification Policy

International Classification Guidelines

Boccia England follows the BISFed classification rules for BC1-5 classifications.  These rules provide guidelines for international competitions including the Paralympics.

National Classification Guidelines

Boccia has a wide appeal and there are lots of opportunities for people to participate in the sport outside of the International Classification rules.  We have expanded our classification categories to include BC1-8.

Classifications