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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
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of basketball.
  • Describe the technical and tactical skills of basketball.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate Women's basketball working toward personal and physical development, athletic scholarship, transfer, and career opportunities. Intended for participants of the women's basketball team.

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

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced development of fundamental skills of basketball
    1. shooting
    2. running
    3. passing
    4. dribbling
    5. catching
    6. rebounding
  2. Strategies
    1. offensive alignment
    2. defensive alignment
    3. double teaming
    4. screening rebounding
    5. setting a pick
  3. Physical fitness development
    1. muscle strength
    2. muscle endurance
    3. flexibility
    4. body composition
  4. Rules and regulations
    1. full court and half court boundaries
    2. scoring
    3. fouls
    4. infractions
    5. overtime
    6. time-outs
    7. illegal defense
  5. Sportsmanship and etiquette
    1. mutual respect
    2. distracting an opponent
    3. joy of competition
    4. zeal for excellence
    5. rivalry and camaraderie
  6. 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 assessment 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
  • Objective assessment of performance
    1. participation in practices and athletic competitions
    2. final evaluations
    Representative Text(s) -
    Current NCAA Rulebook.

    Disciplines -
    Coaching or Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
    Lab Content -
    Includes activities such as but not limited to:
    Passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive footwork.
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by the instructor.