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Effective: Summer 2013
PHED 13AINTERMEDIATE WATER POLO1 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Team Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate proper technique for passing, shooting and other water polo skills. Apply knowledge of water polo rules and strategy of offensive and defensive game situations. Improve overall physical fitness and endurance.
  • Demonstrate increasing proficiency in the intermediate/advanced skills for waterpolo
Description -
Intermediate water polo skills and techniques including ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, and blocking. Includes a review of the rules of the game, team offense, team defense, developing players at specific positions and an introduction to specific team plays and strategies.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in intermediate individual water polo skills
    1. Ball handling
    2. Dribbling
    3. Passing
    4. Blocking
    5. Shooting
  2. Participate in intermediate water polo drills necessary for skill development
  3. Engage in conditioning and stretching exercises as they relate to intermediate level
water polo
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, scoring and etiquette for match play
  • Participate in water polo class competitions
  • Repeating students must demonstrate increased depth and breadth of related skills, with
  • new learning objectives
    Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Access to Swimming pool, water polo balls, water polo caps and water polo goals.

    Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. Intermediate Water Polo Skills
      1. Ball Handling
        1. Refine elements of legal ball handling
        2. Use drill work to develop dexterity and strength
        3. Incorporate the egg-beater kick to develop proper body-positioning
      2. Dribbling
        1. Refine all elements of head up freestyle
        2. Develop ability to transition from horizontal to vertical body-positioning
        3. Use drill work to develop speed and ability to pass and receive passes while dribbling
      3. Passing
        1. Refine techniques and define rules
        2. Use drill work to develop dexterity and strength
        3. Refine different types of passing techniques including wet and dry passes
      4. Shooting
        1. Refine techniques and timing of shooting
        2. Use drill work to develop dexterity and strength
        3. Develop different types of shots including: wet, dry, center (step-out, sweep, back-hand), penalty, and perimeter shooting
      5. Blocking
        1. Refine techniques of legal blocking
        2. Use drill work to develop dexterity and strength
        3. Develop players specifically at the goalie position
    2. Rules of the Game
      1. NCAA rules
      2. FINA rules
    3. Intermediate Strategies and Tactics
      1. Offense team play
      2. Defense team play
      3. Power plays (offensively and defensively)
      4. Set-up plays
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Writing assignments
    2. Skill Demonstration
    3. Journal entries
    4. Quizzes 1-4
    Representative Text(s) -
    Nitzkowski, Monte. Water Polo: Learning and Teaching the Basics. Huntington Beach, CA.: Water Polo Consulting Service, 2008. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
     
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Lecture
    2. Discussion
    3. Cooperative learning exercises
    4. Laboratory
    5. Demonstration
     
    Lab Content -
    1. Intermediate Water Polo Skills
      1. Ball Handling
      2. Dribbling
      3. Passing
      4. Shooting
      5. Blocking
    2. Rules of the Game
      1. NCAA rules
      2. FINA rules
    3. Intermediate Strategies and Tactics
      1. Offense team play
      2. Defense team play
      3. Power plays (offensively and defensively)
      4. Set-up plays
     
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor