Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Intermediate skills and techniques of the sport of basketball. Includes offensive and defensive foundations, unique situations in game play, personal strategies and core concepts for winning in basketball game play.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Team Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Gain experience in team offensive foundations
  2. Gain experience in team defensive foundations
  3. Team rules and game concepts
D Understand unique situations in basketball games
  • Understand personnel strategy to play with an advantage
  • Demonstrate and understand core concepts of winning in basketball
  • Understand how to create practice habits and designs related to game play

  • 3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

    4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. Team offensive foundations for Game Play
      1. Alignments
      2. Spacing
      3. Screening
      4. Shooting
      5. Rebounding
    2. Team defensive foundations for Game Play
      1. On-ball principles
      2. Off-ball principles
      3. Man defense
      4. Zone Defense
      5. Rebounding
    3. Team Rules and Game concepts
      1. Review all basic game rules
      2. Violations
      3. Fouls
      4. Decorum
      5. Periods of Play
      6. Time variances
    4. Unique situations in basketball games
      1. Jump Balls
      2. Out-of-bounds plays
      3. Early Offense/ Fast Break
      4. Free Throws
      5. Presses and Press Break
      6. End-of-clock sets and strategies
    5. Personnel strategy to play with an advantage in games
      1. Isolation basketball
      2. Match-ups to find an advantage
      3. Playing to Team Strengths
      4. Disruption of an opponent
    6. Core concepts of winning basketball games
      1. Ball Security
      2. Transition Defense
      3. Rebounding
      4. Disruption
      5. Advantage Play
      6. Clock Management
      7. Turn-over battle
      8. Team Attitude
    7. Designing practices and practice habits to become a game player
      1. Linking drills to team play
      2. Designing drills that resemble game play
      3. Intensity
      4. Promoting toughness
      5. Promoting Togetherness
      6. Understanding what your unique team needs to do to win

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Skills tests.
    2. Attendance and participation.
    3. Written rules test.
    4. Written scouting reports and game plans
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Current NCAA basketball rule books.

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration
    10. Lab Content -
    Basketball game play including:
    offensive and defensive formations
    fundamental skills--dribbling, passing, shooting
    11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
    12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    recommend local basketball leagues and tournaments. Optional reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor.
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-03-20 13:49:47

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines