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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Team 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 -
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in fundamental basketball skills.
  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of game rules.
Description -
An introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of the sport of basketball through skill work and drills. Includes sprint drills, ball passing, plyometric and stretching exercises.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop proficiencies in the basic skills and technical aspects of the game basketball.
  2. examine the rules of basketball play.
  3. recognize the historical development of basketball in the United States.
  4. apply individual and team skills.
  5. formulate and practice offensive and defensive team strategies.
  6. enhance fitness levels and eye-hand coordination.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Fundamental skills
    1. shooting
    2. passing
    3. dribbling
    4. catching
    5. rebounding
  2. Regulations and rules
    1. half-court and full-court boundaries
    2. scoring
    3. fouls
    4. infractions
    5. overtime
    6. collegiate vs. pro competition
  3. Application of team drills
    1. breakdown plays
      1. two-on-one plays
      2. three-on-three plays
      3. four-on-four plays
  4. Strategies
    1. offensive alignment
    2. defensive alignment
    3. double teaming
    4. setting a pick
    5. screening
  5. Development of fitness levels and eye-hand coordination
    1. sprint drills
    2. stretching exercises
    3. ball passing drills
    4. plyometric exercises
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
  2. Final written exam
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA rulebooks (men's and women's)

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration
Lab Content -
  1. Fundamental Skills
  2. Rules of the Game
  3. Team Drills
  4. Game Strategies
  5. Fitness
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Recommendations to participate in local leagues and tournaments and optional reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor