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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 37A.
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 -
  • Ability to demonstrate the advanced skills of badminton.
  • Show and increased knowledge of the advanced skills of game play with increasing knowledge of offensive and defensive strategies at an advanced level.
Description -
Focus on the strategies of singles and doubles play. Introduction to serving long and short, forehand smashes, drop shots, angle play, and doubles formations. Emphasis on fitness, flexibility, and nutrition. How to design a point, set and match will be a main focus.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of badminton.
  2. practice advanced fundamental skills.
  3. recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
  4. utilize proper footwork and racquet grips.
  5. demonstrate advanced 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.
  9. understand why fitness, flexibility, and nutrition are vital to playing badminton at a high level.
  10. understand how to constructing points will lead to wining sets, and the match.
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. Advanced 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
    5. Conditioning drills
    6. Point construction
    7. Hydration and nutrition

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
  7. Fitness 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
  8. Point construction for singles and double play
  9. Using flexibility as an advantage

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