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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 -
  • Upon completion students should be able to execute game strategies appropriate to the sport, demonstrating and understanding of those strategies.
  • Upon completion students should demonstrate skills at a level which could qualify a student athlete for NCAA and NAIA competition.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate water polo emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for participants of the women's water polo team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate advanced skills and techniques for the game of water polo.
  2. Develop cardiovascular endurance capacities.
  3. Explain the official rules and their interpretations.
  4. Demonstrate through performance the spirit and sense of team.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swimming pool, water polo balls, and water polo nets.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. advanced skills and techniques of water polo
    1. eggbeater kick
    2. headup crawl
    3. passing, shooting, dribbling, catching
  2. develop cardiovascular endurance activities
    1. treading water
    2. sprint crawl
  3. official rules and their interpretation
    1. goal tending
    2. penalty shot
  4. spirit and sense of team
    1. motivation
    2. integrity
    3. pride
    4. perseverance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
  2. improved cardiovascular levels as measured by time practice drills
  3. critical thinking skills as measured through successful team passes and plays
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration,
Lab Content -
Activities and drills that promote the student's development in the sport of water polo such as swimming, passing, shooting, defending.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.