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Effective: Summer 2013
PHED 13CWATER POLO—GAME SKILLS1 Unit(s)

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 -
  • A successful student will be able to perform and compete in high level games to improve water polo game skills.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate skills learned through class practice and playing the game of water polo that promote water polo as a lifelong activity.
Description -
Practice and preparation for competitive water polo, emphasizing water polo skills, fundamentals and strategies of the game, position specific training and full body preparation.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate individual fundamental skills pertaining to water polo in relation to:
    1. Agility
    2. Coordination
    3. Reaction
    4. Muscular strength
    5. Muscle and cardiovascular endurance
  2. Demonstrate and apply practical and general knowledge of the game of water
polo and its rules.
  • Identify and analyze concepts, strategies, and personnel of opponents through
  • film analysis and simulated game situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a team unit and develop team concepts.
  • Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Access to the swimming pool, water polo balls, water polo caps & water polo goals.

    Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. Individual fundamental skills and conditioning
      1. Agility
      2. Coordination
      3. Reaction
      4. Muscular strength
      5. Muscle and cardiovascular endurance
    2. Practical and general knowledge of the game and its rules
      1. Practice drills
      2. Game situations
    3. Concepts and strategies of opponent
      1. Offensive scheme
      2. Defensive scheme
      3. Special plays
      4. Team personnel
    4. Team development and goals
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Writing assignments
    2. Skill Demonstration
    3. Journal entries
    4. Quizzes 1-4
    Representative Text(s) -
    Nitzkowski, Monte. Water Polo: Learning and Teaching the Basics. Huntington Beach, CA.: Water Polo Consulting Service, 2008. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
     
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Lecture
    2. Laboratory
    3. Demonstration
    4. Discussion
    5. Cooperative Learning Exercises
     
    Lab Content -
    1. Individual fundamental skills and conditioning
    2. Practical and general knowledge of the game and its rules
    3. Concepts and strategies of opponent
    4. Team development and goals
     
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor