Level 2 Bocce Certification

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Level 2 Bocce Certification

The following questions are based on information for the Level 2 Bocce training. The first 10 questions are based on the Level 2 Bocce training and the last 20 questions are based on Coaching Special Olympics Athletes. You must click START to enter the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does an athlete learn a skill kinesthetically?
    • A. 

      By examining pictures or watching videos of a sport

    • B. 

      By seeing, feeling, and doing

    • C. 

      By taking more time to process and retain information

    • D. 

      By applying the skill in a variety of environments

  • 2. 
    What is the most recognizable genetic condition associated with Special Olympics athletes?
    • A. 

      Hyperactivity and photosensitivity

    • B. 

      Grand mal seizures

    • C. 

      Asperger syndrome

    • D. 

      Down syndrome

  • 3. 
    What percentage of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 4. 
    What must a coach do to help an athlete achieve a skill?
    • A. 

      After a competition, evaluate whether the skill was achieved.

    • B. 

      Have the athlete apply the skill in a game-like situation.

    • C. 

      Give the athlete more playing time during a game.

    • D. 

      Separate the skill into tasks.

  • 5. 
    What is the best approach to communicate effectively with athletes?
    • A. 

      Use the same words or phrases to elicit a desired action.

    • B. 

      Use “don’t” commands so the athletes do not hurt themselves.

    • C. 

      Use at least 4-part directions to include the entire action, not one- or two-part instructions.

    • D. 

      Use directional references often so athletes can acclimate themselves to the terrain.

  • 6. 
    Why is it important to teach athletes to follow the Governing Body & Special Olympics Rules?
    • A. 

      Competition will be inconsistent regardless of where the athlete is competing.

    • B. 

      Athletes need to be exposed to a variety of rules so they can compete in different settings.

    • C. 

      Athletes need to know that National Governing Body rules take precedence over Special Olympics rules.

    • D. 

      Athletes will be better prepared if they know and are comfortable with the rules.

  • 7. 
    What does the term “staging” mean in Special Olympics events?
    • A. 

      It’s when the athletes perform on a stage, such as in gymnastics.

    • B. 

      It’s the location where the athletes gather with fellow competitors prior to competing.

    • C. 

      It’s an area where parents can sit with their children to watch the competition.

    • D. 

      It’s the area where coaches instruct athletes on what to do if they encounter a potentially vulnerable situation.

  • 8. 
    Which quote is the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath?
    • A. 

      “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

    • B. 

      "It's not that you won or lost but how you played the game.”

    • C. 

      “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    • D. 

      “You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.”

  • 9. 
    What is the best example of encouraging good sportsmanship?
    • A. 

      When an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal, have the team say, “Nice shot!”

    • B. 

      Recognize mistakes and immediately penalize the athlete for them.

    • C. 

      Question the ruling of any official who makes a controversial call.

    • D. 

      Yell instructions to your athletes as they are playing; this will provide constant instruction.

  • 10. 
    What is the best strategy for encouraging athletes to achieve their personal best?
    • A. 

      Help athletes discover that their personal best may be different from others’, but they all help the team.

    • B. 

      Reinforce the accomplishments and efforts of the athletes who won their event.

    • C. 

      Instruct your athletes to go half-speed in divisioning rounds so they are better positioned to win the finals.

    • D. 

      Deliver elaborate post-competition speeches that praise the athletes.

  • 11. 
    What is the best method for communicating instructions during the competition?
    • A. 

      Constantly yell tips for improvement from the sidelines.

    • B. 

      Keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done.

    • C. 

      Tell athletes what NOT to do so they will not make mistakes.

    • D. 

      Use new and different words to reinforce what the athlete already knows.

  • 12. 
    What approach rewards efforts and achieved goals, while fostering positive attitudes?
    • A. 

      Limiting responsibility to avoid the risks of independence.

    • B. 

      Showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for officials, opponents, teammates, coaches, and other athletes.

    • C. 

      Providing ongoing instructions to athletes while they are competing so they don’t forget them.

    • D. 

      Having athletes arrive immediately before competition so they do not stress about quickly changing environments.

  • 13. 
    A team or person must win by two points.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    During the course of play, the position of the pallina may change as a result of normal play.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Balls that touch the side court or end court walls are considered dead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    All ball delivery attempts must be done underhand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A player cannot step over the foul line until after the ball is released and the ball touches any part of the playing field.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    It is possible for both teams to score in a frame.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A traditional bocce pitches dimensions are:
    • A. 

      12 feet x 60 feet

    • B. 

      12 feet x 40 feet

    • C. 

      10 feet x 60 feet

    • D. 

      10 feet x 40 feet

  • 20. 
    How is the sequence of play determined?
    • A. 

      Athletes/teams alternate who throws

    • B. 

      Athletes/teams throw all their bocce balls before the next athlete/team throws

    • C. 

      Athletes/teams throw one ball at a time until they are the closest ball to the pallina. Once they have become the closest to the pallina the opposing athlete/team throws until they are closest.

  • 21. 
    To start a traditional game, the pallina has to be placed between the 30 foot line and the 10 foot foul line on the opposite end.  How many attempts is a team given to place the pallina between these lines?
    • A. 

      Four attempts

    • B. 

      Three attempts

    • C. 

      Two attempts

    • D. 

      One attempt

  • 22. 
    After all balls have been thrown, how is the frame scored?
    • A. 

      Only one point is awarded per frame to the closest ball. That athlete/team receives one point.

    • B. 

      The athlete/team that is closest to the pallina gets four points

    • C. 

      The athlete/team that is closest to the pallina gets a point for each of their balls that is closer than the closest opposing ball.

  • 23. 
    Typically, why might an athlete have low self-esteem?
    • A. 

      The athlete is irritated by bright lights or certain colors.

    • B. 

      The athlete avoids being touched.

    • C. 

      The athlete has had a history of negative experiences such as being ignored or left out of activities.

    • D. 

      The athlete is suffering side effects from medication.

  • 24. 
    Why might athletes have difficulty with the social aspects of training?
    • A. 

      Many may be too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity.

    • B. 

      Typically, they are all antisocial and cannot learn to interact on teams.

    • C. 

      Their families cannot afford the equipment for them to participate.

    • D. 

      Training is too complex.

  • 25. 
    What is the advantage to using the demonstration component of instruction to illustrate a skill?
    • A. 

      The athlete hears you explain the skill by using one- or two-part instructions, and then it’s clear what is expected of them.

    • B. 

      The athlete sees what they're being asked to do and is able to follow the instructions.

    • C. 

      The athlete receives one-on-one attention from the coach.

    • D. 

      Since combining the four components is nearly impossible, it is the best way to teach an athlete a new skill.

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