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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Be able to identify and implement the major strokes in badminton
  • Know and implement the rules of badminton in a game situation.
Description -
Strategy and competition for both singles and doubles in badminton play.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of badminton.
  2. practice basic fundamental skills.
  3. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
  4. utilize proper footwork and racquet grips.
  5. demonstrate basic overhead and underhand strokes.
  6. increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Badminton racquet and shuttlecocks.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and rules of badminton
    1. Racquets and types of shuttlecocks
    2. Dimensions - type of play
    3. Etiquette and general play
  2. Basic skills
    1. Grips - forehand and backhand
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Underhand and overhead strokes
    4. Footwork
  3. Strategy
    1. Singles
    2. Doubles
    3. Offensive
    4. Defensive
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual and team participation
  2. Sportsmanship
  3. Critical thinking in competitive game play
  4. Demonstration of rules and etiquette of badminton
  5. Participation and demonstration game fundamentals
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Badminton Rulebook

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
  1. Explanation
  2. Demonstration
  3. Video
Lab Content -
Lab Content includes demonstrations of the following

  1. Forehand
  2. Backhand
  3. Serve
  4. Return
  5. Rally
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
optional writing exercises based on recommended reading