Online Learning

The UK Boccia Workforce Development Group are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new series of online learning, commencing later this month. This schedule of CPD initially runs from September to March, and is open to all members of the boccia community to support their learning and development.

The content themes range from coaching, officiating, classification, boccia equipment, athlete experiences and more. All sessions are packaged as 60-90 minute online interactive workshops.  The sessions have been funded by the UK home nations and therefore completely free to attend, but places are limited so book early to avoid disappoint.

To view the full list of sessions and to book online, click here.

For any queries please contact [email protected]

UK Boccia Coaches’ Development Framework

The UK Boccia Coaches’ Development Framework outlines the different levels and roles of boccia coaches their respective delivery settings. The framework was designed and developed by members of the UK Boccia Workforce Development Group and coaches from within Boccia UK.

This new style matrix replaces any previous pathway models and recognises that coaches may not always progress linearly. Whilst there are some minimum recommended standards required to coach in specific settings, we wish to empower coaches to lead on their own training and development.

The aim of the framework is to provide a route map for boccia coaches whilst giving guidance on the steps if they wish to progress to coaching in a different setting or role.

More information on the qualifications listed within the framework can be found here:

Boccia Leaders Award

Level 1 Award in Coaching Boccia

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Boccia

Coach Advance Programme and Award

Shot Type Terminology Update

We also take this opportunity to remind coaches about the shot type terminology update that was introduced across the sport in 2019. The change in language was led by the BISFed Development Committee to create an internationally known sporting terminology around the world. The shot types and supporting descriptions can be viewed in the table below or via this video

Shot Type


1st Ball

First ball delivered after the jack


Any ball which is delivered into a target area e.g. jack ball or scoring space

Push on

Pushing own ball closer to jack

Push off

Pushing opposition ball away from jack

Smash / Explosion

An attacking shot which disturbs multiple balls in the scoring area


A shot played to rebound off a ball and into a scoring zone


A shot played to move a target ball by attacking over a ball

Bounce Over

An aerial trajectory shot aimed at bouncing over  a barrier ball to reach a specific target

Roll On Top

A shot with the intention of playing the ball and it remaining on top of another ball

Roll Up and Over

A shot with the intention of the ball rolling up and over

Want to know more or have questions about these updates? Contact: [email protected] 
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