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 Only
 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 -
Advanced archery concepts in shot foundation development. Scapulae positioning, breathing, imagery, focusing, relaxation and various physical training methodologies are presented. Aligning and tuning methods will be presented.
Prerequisite: PHED 36B, 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. understand the biomechanics of body posture, scapulae positioning, eye focus, etc.
  2. have an understanding of various mental concepts and their relationship to high performance.
  3. Explore the use of relaxation and breathe control techniques for improved performance.
  4. be able to align and tune a bow.
  5. be able to develop a physical/mental training regime.
  6. be able to coach at a basic/intermediate level.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
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

  • Stress management techniques
  • 1. Visualization/Imagery
    2. Progressive relaxation
    3. Seminar
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.

  • Peer group interaction will be assessed by instructor and students

  • Evaluation will consist of proficiency in:
    1. Shooting
    2. Tuning and alignment
    3. Understanding of physical/mental aspects of archery
    4. Understanding of coaching principles/methodologies
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    TOTAL ARCHERY (2009)
    Kisik Lee & Robert de Bondt

    ISBN 987-89-963014-0-093690

    Resource book (optional)

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

    10. Lab Content -
    1. Stance

  • Bow grip

  • Hooking (string)

  • Set up

  • Drawing the bow

  • Anchor position

  • Release

  • Follow through

  • Maintenance/tuning

  • Stress management techniques

    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: 2014-05-01 14:16:42

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines