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 will be developed through the in depth observation and understanding of the elements that produce consistency and competency in using the recurve bow. Basic maintenance of equipment will be covered.
Prerequisite: PHED 36A, equivalency or instructor's permission.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop a consistent shot.
  2. analyze and critique a shot.
  3. understand principles of using a sight.
  4. to tune a bow.
  5. to maintain their equipment.
  6. develop a training program for improvement.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Indoor archery facility, portable targets, arrow back drop net, bows, arrows, tabs, arm guards and bow racks.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Stance
1. foot position
a. Open
b. Close
1) Width/direction

  • Bow grip
  • 1. Customized
    2. Pressure point
    3. Bow sling adjustment

  • Hooking (string)
  • 1. Force distribution of fingers
    2. Use of finger spacer (tab)

  • Set up
  • 1. Position of:
    a. Bow arm
    b. Drawing arm
    c. Head/body
    d. Bow arm shoulder

    2. Weight distribution
    a. front foot/back foot

  • Drawing the bow
  • 1. Balance
    a. Drawing/extending

  • Anchor position
  • 1. Head
    2. String
    3. Hand

  • Aiming
  • 1. Alignment

  • Release
  • 1. Form of fingers/elbow
    2. Speed of release

  • Follow through
  • 1. Direction
    2. Bow movement

  • Maintenance/tuning
  • 1. Bow
    2. Bowstring
    3. Arrows

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor

  • Written and/or final examination will test knowledge of:
  • 1. Terminology of archery
    2. Techniques of proper shooting
    a. Student demonstration
    b. Explanation
    3. Selection and proper use equipment
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Kisik Lee & Robert de Bondt, TOTAL ARCHERY, 2009. ISBN 978-89-963014-0-093690

    Resource book (optional)

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, interactive learning exercises, Demonstration.

    10. Lab Content -
    1. Stance
    2. Bow grip
    3. Hooking (string)
    4. Set up
    5. Drawing the bow
    6. Anchor position
    7. Aiming
    8. Release
    9. Follow through
    10. Maintenance/tuning
    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 -
    Optional reading/writing assignments as determined by the instructor
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:23:29

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines