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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 3
Hours: 9 laboratory per week (108 total per quarter)
Advisory: Limitation on enrollment: Athletic tryout for intercollegiate team selection is required to enroll with permission of the instructor. Students will be required to have a physical prior to participation in the class. Students will be required to achieve and maintain sport-specific performance standards as evaluated by the instructor. Continued eligibility is determined by appropriate CCCAA academic and decorum rules.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VII: Lifelong Learning
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: May be taken six times for credit


Competitive intercollegiate women's basketball emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for participants of the women's basketball team.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. perform basic skills related to each athlete's specialization and team objectives.
B. prepare to compete in a highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition.
C. apply and practice skills learned and show improvement.
D. analyze effectively the opposing team's play and strategies.
E. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance and health.
F. identify the official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance.
G. display proper sportsmanship both on and off the court.
H. explain the elements and actions involved in an athletic philosophy.

Course Content

A. Advanced development of fundamental skills of basketball
1. Shooting
2. Running
3. Passing
4. Dribbling
5. Catching
6. Rebounding
B. Strategies
1. Offensive alignment
2. Defensive alignment
3. Double teaming
4. Screening rebounding
5. Setting a pick
C. Physical fitness development
1. Muscle strength
2. Muscle endurance
3. Flexibility
4. Body composition
D. Rules and regulations
1. Full court and half court boundaries
2. Scoring
3. Fouls
4. Infractions
5. Overtime
6. Time-outs
7. Illegal defense
E. Sportsmanship and etiquette
1. Mutual respect
2. Distracting an opponent
3. Joy of competition
4. Zeal for excellence
5. Rivalry and camaraderie
F. Individual and team philosophy
1. Motivation
2. Philosophy
3. Pride
4. Excellence
5. Sacrifice
6. Success
7. Integrity
8. Perseverance

Lab Content

Lab includes activities, such as:
A. Passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive footwork.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Gymnasium and basketball shoes.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
1. Individual and team verbal critiques
2. Video analysis
3. Student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department, eligibility
4. Individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
B. Objective assessment of performance
1. Participation in practices and athletic competitions
2. Final evaluations

Method(s) of Instruction

Discussion, cooperative learning exercises, laboratory, demonstration.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

NCAA Women's Basketball Rules and Interpretations 2017-18 and 2018-19. Note: The most recent edition of the rules and interpretations will be used; annual updates are available online at


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by the instructor.



Physical Education, Coaching