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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 -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the skills and strategies of competitive bowling
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of bowling equipment
Description -
A comprehensive study of the physical skills and practice for lifetime enjoyment of bowling.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. trace the historical origin of bowling
  2. recognize kinesthetic principles as they apply to bowling
  3. refine body movements by developing mental interpretation of muscle action
  4. demonstrate rhythm and timing in approach, delivery, and follow through
  5. demonstrate proficiency in bowling terminology
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Bowling lanes, Shoes. and Ball.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Historical origin of bowling
    1. International development of game
    2. U.S. history of bowling
  2. Kinesthetic principles of movement
    1. Body balance
    2. Center of gravity
    3. Transfer of force
    4. Range of movement
    5. Rhythm
  3. Demonstration of:
    1. Approach
    2. Transfer of power from body to ball
    3. Delivery
    4. Follow through
    5. Selecting the proper equipment
    6. Grip, stance and pushing
    7. Technique of aiming
    8. Making the space
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation
  2. Demonstration of required body skills
  3. Demonstration of activity in each area of endeavor: approach, delivery release, and follow through
  4. Record keeping through the normal scoring process, tracking improvement of individual progress

Representative Text(s) -
References:Bowler's Handbook: A Guide to almost Everythin in Bowling: By Ron Mcintosh 2011
America Bowling Congress (ABC) 5301 S. 76th Street Greendale, WI 5329
American Junior Bowling Congress -Address same as above
Women's International Bowling Congress - Address same as above 2012

Bowling Magazine ABC 5301 S. 76th St. Greendale W.I. 53129 2012
Women Bowler, Women's International Bowling Congress Inc. 5301 South 76th St. Greendale, W.I. 53129

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentation and demonstration of skills and language of the sport of bowling.
Lab Content -
Lab includes practice of bowling techniques and discussion on individual's form.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments