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 -
Coeducational softball games with instruction in throwing, fielding and hitting.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Team Sports family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in H P 28.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the fundamental skills of softball.
  2. demonstrate the knowledge on the rules of softball.
  3. recognize and apply the strategies of softball to a game situation.
  4. employ safety rules and sportsmanship.
  5. examine the historical development of softball in the United States.
  6. value softball as a lifelong fitness activity.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Softball glove, softball field, softballs, bats, catcher's mask and bases.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Fundamental skills of softball
    1. throwing
      1. physics
      2. technique
      3. weight transfer
    2. catching
      1. technique
      2. throwing hand position
      3. preparation
    3. hitting
      1. grip
      2. swing mechanics
      3. head-eye position
      4. footwork and weight transfer
    4. fielding
      1. infield positions
      2. outfield positions
      3. ground balls
      4. fly balls
      5. foul balls
  2. Strategies
    1. infield positions and responsibilities
    2. outfield positions and responsibilities
    3. base running situation
    4. double plays
    5. tagging up on fly balls
  3. Rules of softball
    1. slow pitch rules
    2. strike zones
    3. safety
    4. etiquette
  4. Historical development
    1. origins
    2. cultural influences
    3. introduction to U.S.
    4. collegiate
    5. professional
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation during drills and game play.
  2. Demonstration of game rules and sportsmanship
7. Representative Text(s) -
Most current USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) Rule Book for Slow Pitch Softball

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, demonstration, and practice on the Softball Field
10. Lab Content -
  1. Fundamental Skills of Softball
  2. Slow Pitch Game Strategies
  3. USSSA Rules of the Game

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 -
Recommend use of batting cages or enrolling in a community slow pitch league. Optional reading and writing assignments as determined by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements, Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:38:02

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines