Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

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: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
An introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of the sport of basketball through skill work and drills. Includes sprint drills, ball passing, plyometric and stretching exercises.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Team Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop proficiencies in the basic skills and technical aspects of the game basketball.
  2. examine the rules of basketball play.
  3. recognize the historical development of basketball in the United States.
  4. apply individual and team skills.
  5. formulate and practice offensive and defensive team strategies.
  6. enhance fitness levels and eye-hand coordination.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Fundamental skills
    1. shooting
    2. passing
    3. dribbling
    4. catching
    5. rebounding
  2. Regulations and rules
    1. half-court and full-court boundaries
    2. scoring
    3. fouls
    4. infractions
    5. overtime
    6. collegiate vs. pro competition
  3. Application of team drills
    1. breakdown plays
      1. two-on-one plays
      2. three-on-three plays
      3. four-on-four plays
  4. Strategies
    1. offensive alignment
    2. defensive alignment
    3. double teaming
    4. setting a pick
    5. screening
  5. Development of fitness levels and eye-hand coordination
    1. sprint drills
    2. stretching exercises
    3. ball passing drills
    4. plyometric exercises
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
  2. Final written exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA rulebooks (men's and women's)

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Fundamental Skills
  2. Rules of the Game
  3. Team Drills
  4. Game Strategies
  5. Fitness
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 -
Recommendations to participate in local leagues and tournaments and optional reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:49:24

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines