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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 37.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual 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 -
  • Demonstrate the intermediate fundamentals of badminton
  • Preform with increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skill of badminton.
Description -
Focus on the strategies of singles and doubles play. Includes serving long and short, forehand smashes, drop shots, angle play and doubles formations.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of badminton.
  2. practice intermediate fundamental skills.
  3. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
  4. utilize proper footwork and racquet grips.
  5. demonstrate intermediate overhead and underhand strokes.
  6. increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
  7. identify modified court positions
  8. analyze court awareness with shot selection and placement
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Badminton racquet and shuttlecocks.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and rules of badminton
    1. Racquets and types of shuttlecocks
    2. Dimensions - type of play
    3. Etiquette and general play
  2. Intermediate skills
    1. Grips - forehand and backhand
    2. Arm and wrist positioning
    3. Underhand and overhead strokes
    4. Footwork
  3. Strategy
    1. Singles
    2. Doubles
    3. Offensive
    4. Defensive
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual and team participation
  2. Sportsmanship
  3. Critical thinking in competitive game play
  4. Demonstration of rules and etiquette of badminton
  5. Participation and demonstration game fundamentals
  6. Video analysis
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Badminton Rulebook

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
  1. Explanation
  2. Demonstration
  3. Video
Lab Content -
  1. Forehand
  2. Backhand
  3. Serving long and short
  4. Overhead smashes
  5. Drop shots
  6. Doubles rotation
  7. Angle play

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
optional writing and exercises based on recommended reading