Private Events and Team Building

OVERVIEW

Want to have a one-day tournament, a fun team building activity or great activity for your private party ?  Laguna Niguel Bocce Club is here to help and take your next event or company party to new heights!

Our events are designed to have fun with your guest or coworkers, build stronger team bonds, cut loose for a while and do it all while getting a little exercise!

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The Laguna Niguel Bocce Club is pleased to introduce the game of bocce to your group via a private Team Building Event or Special Event. Events take place at the 24802 Marina Hills Dr, Laguna Niguel on 3 regulation size bocce courts.

Our events can accommodate as few as 10 people and as many as 60. Event fees start at $250 but will change based on how many people are in your group. The following amenities are included in your fees.

  • Permits
  • Bocce equipment
  • Bocce scoreboards
  • Bocce instructors will be on site to facilitate matches; officiate, organize, and to give pointers depending on the size of your group.
  • Picnic tables
  • Table and chairs

If your group is interested in having food on site, we can arrange catering. The bocce courts are the property of the Recreation and Park Department of the City Laguna Niguel and no alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Event Pricing:

1 – 20:   $250.00
21 – 40: $500.00
41 – 60: $750

To get started, email us bocceplayers@gmail.com with details about your company or event and we will put together a plan and quote for your next event!

Why Bocce is Great Fun

Bocce has a surplus of benefits: it is a socially engaging game that requires team communication, strategic planning, coordination, flexibility and mindfulness. The New York Times recently stated that “The Secret to a Long Life is Bocce.”

Since bocce ball may be new to a good half of you, I’d like to outline some ground rules:

  • Bocce ball is played on a rectangular court, and our courts are 110 feet long and 14 feet wide. The game is played by two teams. Each team has 8 bocce balls (usually colored red or green — can you tell this game is Italian?) in its possession.
  • The first throw of the pallino, a small silver or white ball, is usually determined by coin toss. The winning team gets to throw the pallino and the first pitch of the bocce ball.
  • All tosses must be pitched underhand behind the first white line on the court (typically at least 30 feet away from the pallino).
  • The goal of the game is to get your team’s bocce balls closest to the pallino, while knocking out the bocce balls of your opponents.
  • Teams alternate pitching bocce balls. Once all the balls have been pitched, a measuring tape is used to judge the ball closest to the pallino. Whichever team is closest wins the points for the round.
  • Points are awarded on amount of balls closest to the pallino, uninterrupted by the other team’s balls. For example, if Team A has three balls measuring 8 inches, 1 foot, and 3 feet from the pallino while Team B has a ball measuring 2 feet from the pallino, Team A would be awarded 2 points.
  • Whichever team gains 11 points first wins the game.

The competition can be fierce and fun, the stakes are high, and the drama palpable. A team can enjoy a sizeable lead in one round only to experience a crushing defeat in the next. For this reason, bocce tends to be a vocally loud sport — groans, cheers and sideline dances prevail as the game progresses.