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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

When can I play bocce?
Major League Bocce Philly runs leagues all four seasons of the year. Games are played either outdoors or indoors depending on the season.

When can I sign up for bocce?
Registration opens approximately six weeks before the season begins and closes approximately one week before games start. Refer to our registration page for specific leagues and dates.

How long does the bocce season last?
The regular season runs 6 weeks followed by 1 to 2 weeks of playoffs.

What are the rules of bocce?
See our Bocce Rules page to download our league rules. Rules vary by location and type of bocce played.

Is bocce super fun to play?
We think so. We hope you will too!

How do I learn more about Major League Bocce?
If you have any additional questions please e-mail Sign up on our mailing list to stay up to get announcements about future seasons.

Registration FAQ

Who is eligible to play Major League Bocce?
Anyone who is 21 years of age or older is eligible to register for Major League Bocce. No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome. All players must have adequate health insurance, must pay the registration fee, and must sign the waiver upon registering.

How do I register for bocce?
On the day registration opens registration links for each division will appear on the registration page. Click on the link for your preferred division to begin. Next you will have the option of creating a team, joining a team, or signing up as an individual (to be placed on team later). If this is your first season playing bocce, you will need to create a new user account. Finally fill out the registration form along with your payment information and hit submit.  It's that easy.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $50 per player outside of early-bird or late registration periods.

May I register late?

The official registration deadline for each division is listed on the Registration page. Players may be allowed to register after the posted deadline at the discretion of Major League Bocce. If you wish to
register after the deadline, please contact Please note that t-shirt orders are placed once registration closes and players who register past the deadline will not receive matching team t-shirts. A generic league t-shirt for late registrants is available upon request. 

What is Major League Bocce's cancellation policy?
League registration is non-refundable, however, any cancellations made before the close of the registration period will be given full site credit towards a future season of your choice. No refunds or credit will be given for cancellation made after registration closes.

How many players can play on my team?
Teams must have a minimum of 5 players. There is no maximum and some teams have 10 or 12 players. The average is about 7. There are no gender requirements. If your team does not reach the 5 player minimum by the close of registration, players will be added to your team.

What if I don't have enough players to form a complete team?
Not a problem. You are welcome to sign up on your own or with a small group of friends. We will place you on a team before the season begins (after registration closes). Choose the "Individual" option when registering. If you are signing up with friends, there is a box labeled "Teammate Request" where you should write your friends' names. We will try our best to place you all on the same team.

What if I have too many players to form a team?
Not a problem. You are welcome to form multiple teams and battle each other for the championship!

Customization FAQ

May I choose my team's t-shirt color?
Team captains may request a t-shirt color, but color selections are not guaranteed. Your team's selection may be altered at the league's discretion. In addition, multiple teams may receive the same t-shirt color depending on availability.

May I request specific game times for my team?
Unfortunately, Major League Bocce cannot accept schedule requests.

What color bocce balls do we play with?
Most leagues play with red and green balls, but sometimes blue and yellow are available as well!

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