*** The Bocce program is full for Fall 2023. Registration is closed***

Bocce is an Italian game of skill and strategy. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina (the smallest ball). The sport allows athletes the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Our bocce program has events for singles and doubles competition.

While less well known in the US, Bocce is a very fun game of skill, and is played all over Europe. Here locally, we play a Fall season, practicing in Burke Lake from August through the Fall State Games.

Coordinators:  Peter Flynn and Marques Lowery

Contact the Coordinator

Welcoming a new Coordinator

Coach Mike... About me... I was raised in the northern Virginia area and following high school, attended West Virginia University, where I obtained my bachelor’s degree. I began my police career in 2009 as an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C. and came to Fairfax in 2013. As an FCPD member, I served as officer in the Fair Oaks District, a Sergeant in West Springfield, and a Second Lieutenant in both the Operations Support Bureau (DWI Squad) and Office of the Chief of Police (Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator).

Practice Information

Mondays at 5:30pm to 7pm in the Fall for Doubles
Singles play in Springtime

Schedule:  Practice begins Monday Sept 12th at Burke Lake Park (map below)

Parking: Access road on the right side of the road before exiting park The Bocce area is wheelchair accessible (practice will take place on grass)

Message from Peter Flynn and Marques Lowery...

Looking forward to a new season at the pit, improving, and being BRAVE in the attempt.

All Athletes must provide a copy of their medicals to [email protected]  and be on the athlete eligibility list to be eligible to play.

Team vs Parent/Guardians/Coaches Opportunities for local competitions


Welcoming a new Coordinator

Returning Coach/Coordinators Marques Lowrey and Pete Flynn will be joined by new volunteer Coach/Coordinator Mike Crutchman.

Returning Coordinators

Marques Lowrey and Pete Flynn

New Coordinator

MIke Crutchman

The Bocce Crew

Bocce - that is how we ROLL

Bocce Practice Site:
Burke Lake Park

11350 Random Hills Rd., C-140
Fairfax, VA

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