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 -
Advanced skills in various offensive and defensive techniques of water polo.
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 higher proficiency of individual and team skills
  2. Have the knowledge for team strategy
  3. Have the knowledge to improve inter-team play
  4. Develop endurance and speed swimming
  5. Develop sportmanship among teammates
  6. Have the knowledge to set up a personal conditioning program
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to the swimming pool, water polo balls, water polo caps and water polo goals.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. History of Water Polo
    2. Rules and regulations
    3. Role of the referee
    4. Condition and swim training
    5. Advanced development:
      1. Ball handling
      2. Court positions
      3. Individual skills
      4. Team skills
    6. Team offense and defense
    7. Scrimmages and strategy
    8. Sportsmanship
    9. Techniques of goalkeeper
    10. Inter-team play
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 -
    1. History of Water Polo
    2. Rules and regulations
    3. Role of the referee
    4. Condition and swim training
    5. Advanced development
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: 2014-04-03 15:46:44

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines