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Effective: Summer 2013
ATHL 31CFUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR SOFTBALL1 Unit(s)

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Upon completion students should be able to perform exercises on and off the field to achieve improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Upon completion students should be able to identify weight management principles, basic physiology of exercise, and the benefits of regular exercise.
Description -
This course will provide advanced training and instruction in the use of weights for the sport of softball.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training for the sport of softball.
  2. Develop and apply personal and performance goals.
  3. Employ correct lifting techniques in a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for the sport of softball.
  4. Demonstrate the differences between a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for performance in the sport of softball.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Free weights
  2. Squat racks
  3. Olympic lifting platforms

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Establish performance goals which students are encouraged to work towards.
  2. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training techniques.
    1. Super sets
    2. Periodizations
    3. Negatives
    4. Isometric and Super Slow training
    5. Olympic style lifts
  3. Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training techniques.
  4. Develop individualized performance goals which encourage specialization in the sport of softball.
  5. Explain physiological and anatomical relationships of weight training effects on the body consistent with the performance goals for the sport of softball.
Methods of Evaluation -
The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
  1. Strength development will be assessed and measured by certain lifts such as the bench press, squats, and military press.
  2. Demonstrating the correct form in the olympic lifts used for performance in the sport of softball.
Representative Text(s) -
None required.


Disciplines -
Physical Education
 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Active participation by students and instructor to facilitate an effective learning environment.
  2. Lecture and/or demonstration
 
Lab Content -
Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises such as lifting, stretching, balancing. i.e. medicine balls, BOSU, and TRX.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.