|1. Description - |
|Coeducational softball games with instruction in throwing, fielding and hitting.|
|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: |
- demonstrate the fundamental skills of softball.
- demonstrate the knowledge on the rules of softball.
- recognize and apply the strategies of softball to a game situation.
- employ safety rules and sportsmanship.
- examine the historical development of softball in the United States.
- 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) - |
- Fundamental skills of softball
- weight transfer
- throwing hand position
- swing mechanics
- head-eye position
- footwork and weight transfer
- infield positions
- outfield positions
- ground balls
- fly balls
- foul balls
- infield positions and responsibilities
- outfield positions and responsibilities
- base running situation
- double plays
- tagging up on fly balls
- Rules of softball
- slow pitch rules
- strike zones
- Historical development
- cultural influences
- introduction to U.S.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation during drills and game play.
- 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 - |
- Fundamental Skills of Softball
- Slow Pitch Game Strategies
- 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. |