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Effective: Summer 2014
ATHL 22EINTERCOLLEGIATE SOCCER (WOMEN)1 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 -
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency on both offensive and defensive skills of soccer.
  • Describe the technical and tactical skills of soccer
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate soccer working toward personal and physical development, athletic scholarship, transfer and career opportunities. Intended for participants of the women's soccer team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform soccer skills of kicking, shooting, passing, and heading 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 demonstrate marked improvement.
  4. identify the official rules and their interpretations.
  5. analyze effectively the opposing player's/team's offensive and defensive strategies and tactics.
  6. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
  7. identify the official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance and negate actions that would be detrimental to competitive objectives.
  8. explain the elements and actions of an athletic philosophy.
  9. identify the historical background and cultural history of the game of soccer.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Soccer field and soccer shoes.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Kicking and passing techniques
    1. Inside of the foot pass/push/pass
    2. Outside of the foot pass/kick
    3. Instep passing/kicking
  2. Heading techniques to include:
    1. Heading for passing
    2. Heading for goal
    3. Heading to penetrate defense
  3. Ball collection and preparation to include all parts of the body:
    1. Head/chest
    2. Thighs
    3. Feet
  4. Physical fitness development
    1. Muscle strength
    2. Muscle endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Body composition
  5. Offensive formations and strategies
    1. Creating space
      1. individual
      2. team
    2. Passing and support
    3. Attacking
      1. flank and diagonal crosses
      2. central positioning
  6. Defensive formations and strategies
    1. Defending space
      1. individual
      2. team
    2. Zone
    3. Man to man
  7. Rules and regulations
    1. Dimensions of play area
    2. Playing positions
    3. Scoring
    4. Goals
    5. Ball in and out of play
    6. Offside
    7. Violations and misconduct
    8. Throw in
  8. 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. Individual mental and physical capacity under competitive situations
  2. Objective assessment of performance standings
    1. Participation in athletic competitions
    2. Final evaluation
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Coaching or Physical Education.
 
Method of Instruction -
Laboratory and demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation.
  2. Objective assessment of performance standings lab skills (ex passing, scoring, heading, running)
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writting assignments as recommend by the instructor.