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Effective: Summer 2014
ATHL 31FINTERCOLLEGIATE SOFTBALL II (WOMEN)2 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
6 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
  • Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of team play, good sportsmanship, self-discipline and decorum.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate softball emphasizing athletic skill and strategy development and performance through conference and post-conference competition. Intended for participants of the women's softball team with previous high school, club or collegiate softball playing experience.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Softball mitt, cleats and work-out attire.

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
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
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Coaching and Physical Education
 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and team discussion
  2. Facilitation of drills and activities that promote learning objectives.
  3. Demonstration
 
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
     
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.