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: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Basic water polo skills and techniques including ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting & blocking. Includes an introduction to the rules of the game as well as basic tactical strategies for offense and defense.
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. Demonstrate proficiency in basic individual water polo skills
    1. Ball handling
    2. Dribbling
    3. Passing
    4. Blocking
    5. Shooting
  2. Participate in organized drills necessary for skill development
  3. Engage in conditioning and stretching exercises as they relate to beginning level water polo
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, scoring and etiquette for match play
  5. Participate in water polo class competitions
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to pool

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Water Polo Basic Skills and Proficiency
    1. Ball Handling
      1. Introduce techniques and define rules
      2. Use drill work to develop dexterity and strength
      3. Incorporate the egg-beater kick to develop proper body position
    2. Dribbling
      1. Refine all elements of head up freestyle
      2. Develop ability to transition from horizontal to vertical body positioning
      3. Use drill work to develop speed and ball handling
    3. Passing
      1. Introduce techniques and define rules
      2. Use drill work to develop
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Writing assignments
  2. Skill Demonstration
  3. Journal entries
  4. Quizzes 1-4
7. Representative Text(s) -
Nitzkowski, Monte. Water Polo: Learning and Teaching the Basics. Huntington Beach, CA.: Water Polo Consulting Service, 2008. Print.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Laboratory
  3. Demonstration
  4. Discussion
  5. Cooperative Learning Exercises
10. Lab Content -
Water Polo Basic Skills and Proficiency
A. Ball Handling
B. Dribbling
C. Passing

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 -
  1. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements of area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-24 14:01:43

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines