Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
ATHL 31FINTERCOLLEGIATE SOFTBALL II (WOMEN)Summer 2014
6 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 6 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: May be taken six times for credit.
 
Criteria:Active participation each quarter course if repeated will enhance student's cognitive and performance skills. Emphasis will also be put on increased fitness.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: PendingValidation: 11/15/13

1. Description -
Competitive intercollegiate softball emphasizing athletic skill and strategy development and performance through conference and post-conference competition. This course is intended for members of the Foothill College women's softball team with previous high school, club or collegiate softball playing experience.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Perform softball skills related to each athlete's position and team objectives
  2. Compete in a highly organized team sport at a collegiate performance level of competition.
  3. Apply and practice skills and demonstrate skills specific to softball competitive play.
  4. Analyze opposing team play and strategies
  5. Demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance and over-all fitness.
  6. Identify and understand the official NCAA rules and their interpretations in game play.
  7. Display proper sports play and attitude both on and off the field.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Softball mitt, cleats and work-out attire.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Softball Performance skills
    1. Catching
    2. Throwing
    3. Base running
    4. Hitting
    5. Bunting
    6. Slapping
  2. Strategies for softball
    1. Pitchers
      1. Low net throws
      2. Rise balls
      3. Off speed fundamentals
      4. Footwork
      5. fielding
      6. pop-ups and communication
    2. Catchers
      1. Setting up and receiving balls
      2. Blocking pitches
      3. Pop-ups
      4. Force outs
      5. tag plays
      6. cut-offs
      7. pitchouts
      8. passed balls
    3. Outfielders
      1. grounders
      2. down and block
      3. fly balls
      4. sun balls
      5. line drives
      6. playing the fence
      7. back up responsibilities
    4. Infielders
      1. footwork
      2. checking the runner
      3. grounders
      4. diving
      5. first and third situations
      6. fielding bunts
  3. Offensive Strategies
    1. Seeing the pitch
    2. Hitting for power
    3. Hit and run
    4. Scoring a runner
    5. Creating the lineup
  4. Defensive strategies
    1. Bunt defense
    2. Back up position on throws and batted balls
    3. Defense against double steals and stolen bases
  5. Physical Fitness
    1. Core strength
    2. Weight training
    3. Power
    4. Flexibility training
  6. Rules and interpretations
    1. Scoring
    2. Defensive positioning
    3. Blocking the plate
    4. Infield fly
  7. Sports play
    1. Respect
    2. Positive attitude
    3. Hustle
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Video analysis of fielding, hitting, batting
  2. Direct observation of physical skill improvement and situational decision-making
  3. Participation in athletic competitions and practice
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

8. Disciplines -
Coaching and Physical Education
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and team discussion
  2. Facilitation of drills and activities that promote learning objectives.
  3. Demonstration
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. grounders
  2. down and block
  3. fly balls
  4. sun balls
  5. line drives
  6. playing the fence
  7. back up responsibilities
  • Infielders
    1. footwork
    2. checking the runner
    3. grounders
    4. diving
    5. first and third situations
    6. fielding bunts
  • Offensive Strategies
    1. Seeing the pitch
    2. Hitting for power
    3. Hit and run
    4. Scoring a runner
    5. Creating the lineup
  • Defensive strategies
    1. Bunt defense
    2. Back up position on throws and batted balls
    3. Defense against double steals and stolen bases
  • Physical Fitness
    1. Core strength
    2. Weight training
    3. Power
    4. Flexibility training
  • Rules and interpretations
    1. Scoring
    2. Defensive positioning
    3. Blocking the plate
    4. Infield fly
  • Sports play
    1. Respect
    2. Positive attitude
    3. Hustle
     
    11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
     
    12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course satisfies one of the two course requirements (minimum 4 units) for the Foothill GE Requirement for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.


    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-02-26 15:33:15


    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines