Boccia England


The role of the coach in developing boccia players and clubs is crucial. Whether you are a parent helper, a session leader, club coach or an England Talent Pathway coach, you play a huge role and have great influence on a player’s sporting experience.

This section is designed to tell you more about becoming a boccia coach, getting involved in volunteering and accessing resources to allow you to become the best leader or coach you can.


Leaders have a basic understanding of the sport and the necessary skills to be able to lead boccia sessions. Leaders may be community workers, multi-sport session organisers, staff of residential homes, teachers, or those involved in Local Authority Youth Games.
Assistant Coach
An Assistant Coach will support a Coach in the delivery of boccia sessions. They will work under the guidance of a Lead Coach and may deliver units of the session on behalf of the Lead Coach.
Coaches are responsible for training players in boccia by preparing training programmes, developing new skills, analysing player performances and providing encouragement and motivation. Coaches help players to develop to their full potential.
Head Coach
A Head Coach is ultimately responsible for all coaches, along with the forward planning and delivery outcomes of all coaching sessions. They are responsible for team selections and coach development, as well as providing competition evaluation and performance feedback.


Ages 14–19

  1. Young Leader
Young Leader
Knowledge of basic activities and skills for delivery of boccia in a school environment.
Attend course and complete voluntary hours.

Age 16+

  1. Leader
  2. Level 1
Knowledge of activities and skills to deliver boccia in your local community or club.
Attend course and complete voluntary hours.
Level 1
Knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching boccia.
Attend course and assessment day.

Age 17+

  1. Level 2
Level 2
Second stage qualification on the coaching ladder.
Attend course and assessment day.

Leadership and Coaching Awards

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Useful Information

Get Involved

Local Clubs

A great way to provide much needed resource to the sport is through linking with a local boccia club, many of which are part of the National Boccia League. Use the Boccia England club finder to find your closest group and get in touch with the club contact to see how you can support.

Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp

Each year since 2012, Boccia England joins forces with Youth Sport Trust to deliver a developmental experience for young Coaches, Officials and Players. The National Talent Camp is a unique multi-sport, multi-role, three dimensional camp, where young people are stretched and challenged to be ambitious and achieve their sporting best in their relevant disciplines. Details regarding officials recruitment will be advertised via the news section.

Boccia England

Boccia England works with a team of volunteer coaches through the England Talent Pathway squads. Find out more about volunteering with Boccia England and register your interest to be involved.