|1. Description - |
|The development of athletic skills and mental conditioning which is required to be successful in the intercollegiate sport of softball.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to compete on an intercollegiate softball team at a maximum level of performance.
- Explain the value of sport in developing commitment, self-discipline, self-respect and teamwork and adhere to an athletic code of excellence through exemplary deportment both on and off the field of competition.
- Discuss and demonstrate effective strategies required by the sport of softball.
- Demonstrate increased strength, endurance, stamina, flexibility, and knowledge of a healthy diet.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Equipment required for the sport of softball. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Advanced development of fundamental skills applicable to the sport of softball.
- Individual physical skills relative to softball
- Team skill/plays/strategies relative to softball
- Physical fitness development
- Muscular development
- Muscular endurance
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Nutritional knowledge
- Stress and pressure/mental game
- Choking and safeguards against pressure
- When to take chances and when to play it safe
- Concentration and "the zone"
- Video on the rules of softball
- How to use the rulebook for softball
- Appropriate behavior during competition
- Practice sessions
- Individual skills/techniques
- Team drills/strategies
- Sportsmanship and etiquette
- Mutual respect
- Rivalry and camradrie
- Zeal for excellence
- Individual and team philosophy
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
- Individual and team verbal critiques
- Video analysis
- Individual improvement, performance, and contribution to team effot
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|None required. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Physical Education or Coaching |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentations and team discussion
- Facilitation of drills and activities that promote learning objectives.
|10. Lab Content - |
|Activities and drills that promote the student's development in the sport of softball such as hitting, fielding, running, throwing. |
|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 and writing assignments as recommended by instructor. |
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course meets the Foothill GE requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning. |