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: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Introduction to the game of volleyball. Includes basic skills, strategy, and team play.
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. explain the history and its influence on the modern game today.
  2. identify the rules and etiquette of volleyball.
  3. demonstrate basic fundamental skills of volleyball.
  4. apply basic offensive and defensive strategy.
  5. evaluation of one's own skill level.
  6. increase one's fitness and coordination level through practice and game drills.
  7. value volleyball as a lifelong fitness activity.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Comfortable exercise clothing and tennis shoes. Kneepads recommended.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. History of volleyball and its influences
    1. origins
    2. world influence
    3. introduction to the United States
  2. Physical benefits of volleyball
    1. cardiovascular endurance
    2. improvement of hand/eye coordination
    3. improvement of jumping ability
  3. Techniques of volleyball
    1. forearm pass
    2. setting
    3. serving
    4. blocking
    5. hitting
  4. Analysis of individual and team strategy
    1. offensive
    2. defensive
    3. five-one formation
    4. six-two formation
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Oral and written quizzes
  2. Ability to demonstrate proper volleyball techniques
  3. Final written test on knowledge of techniques and the rules of volleyball
7. Representative Text(s) -
Clemens, Teri, McDowell, Jenny. “The Volleyball Drill Book” American Volleyball Coaches Association . Champaign, IL, Human Kinteics, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
Lab content may contain but not limited to:
  1. Development of beginning volleyball techniques
    1. pass
    2. serve
    3. hitting
    4. digging
    5. blocking
  2. Increased knowledge of team play strategies: offense/defense
    1. four-two offensive strategy
    2. five-one offensive strategy
    3. rotation defense
    4. perimeter defense
    5. middle up defense

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 recommended 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 20:53:36

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines