Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
9 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 108 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 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 is repeated will enhance student's cognitive and performance skills and emphasis will be put on increasing fitness levels.

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: 2/27/13; 11/15/13

1. Description -
Competitive intercollegiate football emphasizing athletic skill and strategy development and performance through conference and post-conference competition. Intended for participants of the men's football team.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

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

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced development of fundamental football skills
    1. passing
    2. receiving
    3. blocking
    4. punting
    5. running
    6. kicking
    7. formation
  2. Offensive formations and strategies
    1. offensive running formations
      1. pro-formation and blocking schemes
      2. two tight end formation and blocking schemes
      3. slot formations and blocking schemes
      4. split back formations and blocking schemes
    2. offensive pass formation
      1. pro formation
      2. two tight end formation
      3. float formation
      4. I formation
      5. split back information
    3. offensive strategies
      1. running game
    1). off-tackle
2). middle traps
3). sweeps
4). options
  • passing game
  • 1). flats
    2). middle curl area
    3). post or flag area
    4). floods
  • Defensive formations and strategies
    1. general principles of pass coverage, adjustments, and variation defenses
    2. right and left corner position
      1. alignment and adjustment
      2. responsibility against run and pass
      3. strong safety position
  • Physical fitness development
    1. muscle strength
    2. muscle endurance
    3. flexibility
    4. body composition
  • Rules and interpretations
    1. penalties
    2. scoring
    3. time-outs
    4. formation alignments
    5. overtime
    6. field boundaries
  • Sportsmanship and etiquette
    1. mutual respect
    2. distracting an opponent
    3. joy of competition
    4. zeal for excellence
    5. rivalry and camaraderie
  • Individual and team philosophy
    1. motivation
    2. philosophy
    3. pride
    4. excellence
    5. sacrifice
    6. success
    7. integrity
    8. perseverance
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Subjective assessments 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
    2. Objective assessment of performance
      1. participation in athletic competitions
      2. final evaluations
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Current NCAA Rulebook for Football

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education or Coaching.
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, demonstration, drills and corrective feedback. Video analysis is used also.
    10. Lab Content -
    Blocking, kicking, passing, running and tackling.
    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 determined applicable 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: 2015-05-04 13:32:47

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines