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Effective: Summer 2014

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
6 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of football.
  • Describe the technical and tactical skills of football.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate football emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for participants of the men's football team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform football skills related to each athlete's specialization and team objectives
  2. prepare to compete in highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition
  3. apply and practice skills learned and show improvement
  4. analyze effectively the other team's play and strategies
  5. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength
  6. identify official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance
  7. display proper sportsmanship both on and off the field
  8. explain the elements and the actions involved in an athletic philosophy
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Collegiate football field, football shoes and pads.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced development of fundamental football skills
    1. passing
    2. receiving
    3. blocking
    4. punting
    5. running
    6. kicking
    7. formation
  2. Offensive formations and strategies
    1. offensive running formations
      1. pro-formation and blocking schemes
      2. two tight end formation and blocking schemes
      3. slot formations and blocking schemes
      4. split back formations and blocking schemes
    2. offensive pass formation
      1. pro formation
      2. two tight end formation
      3. float formation
      4. I formation
      5. split back information
    3. offensive strategies
      1. running game
        1. off-tackle
        2. middle traps
        3. sweeps
        4. options
      2. passing game
        1. flats
        2. middle curl area
        3. post or flag area
        4. floods
  3. Defensive formations and strategies
    1. general principles of pass coverage, adjustments, and variation defenses
    2. right and left corner position
      1. alignment and adjustment
      2. responsibility against run and pass
      3. strong safety position
  4. Physical fitness development
    1. muscle strength
    2. muscle endurance
    3. flexibility
    4. body composition
  5. Rules and interpretations
    1. penalties
    2. scoring
    3. time-outs
    4. formation alignments
    5. overtime
    6. field boundaries
  6. Sportsmanship and etiquette
    1. mutual respect
    2. distracting an opponent
    3. joy of competition
    4. zeal for excellence
    5. rivalry and camaraderie
  7. Individual and team philosophy
    1. motivation
    2. philosophy
    3. pride
    4. excellence
    5. sacrifice
    6. success
    7. integrity
    8. perseverance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessments of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
    1. individual and team verbal critiques
    2. video analysis
    3. student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department, eligibility
    4. individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
  2. Objective assessment of performance
    1. participation athletic competitions
    2. final evaluations
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook for Football

Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
Method of Instruction -
Demonstration, drills and corrective feedback. Video analysis is used also.
Lab Content -
Blocking, kicking, passing, running and tackling.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as determined applicable by instructor.