Boccia Leader/Coach

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Position description: 

We are looking for a motivated individual with an interest in sport who would like more involvement in their community. The position includes one weekly 1.5-hour training session at Douglas Park Community Centre on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-2pm. As a coach, you may also have the opportunity to support your team at competitions and high-performance tournaments.

Boccia is the Paralympic version of Bocce. This game can be played individually, in pairs, or in teams of three. Using strategy and accuracy, players score points by tossing or rolling their coloured ball closest to the target white ball call the jack (similar scoring system to curling). This game is played in a gymnasium or multi purpose area and is very adaptable for people with a variety of disabilities. Head pointers and ramps are available for those who may have difficulty rolling or tossing the ball. These balls are made of leather material filled with beans. Other objects such as beanbags or foam balls can be used in a recreational setting for those who may have difficulty gripping the Boccia ball. 

This coaching role enables you to provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in sport when they might not have other opportunities to do so.

There is the opportunity to grow into a Provincial Coach/Referee position with this role.

  • Attend weekly practices
  • Ensures practices are on scheduled and organized
  • Aids in mentoring and directing athletes
  • Previous coaching experience is an asset
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patience and compassion are valuable
Role is suitable for: 
People with physical disabilities
Additional Information: 
  • An honourarium will be provided to a volunteer who shows great leadership and commitment to the program.
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Lauren Swan
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Disability Services
Sport & Recreation
SportAbility is a multi-sport society that ensures and facilitates opportunities in physical activity and sport. We enable all British Columbians who have a physical disability to enhance their quality of life by being active in their community and beyond.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
5 Nov 2019 to 25 Aug 2020
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Douglas Park Recreation Centre
801 West 22nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Last Updated: October 21, 2019
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