Academic Catalog

ATHL 31C: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR SOFTBALL

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion students should be able to perform exercises on and off the field to achieve improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Upon completion students should be able to identify weight management principles, basic physiology of exercise, and the benefits of regular exercise.

Description

This course will provide advanced training and instruction in the use of weights for the sport of softball.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training for the sport of softball.
B. Develop and apply personal and performance goals.
C. Employ correct lifting techniques in a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for the sport of softball.
D. Demonstrate the differences between a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for performance in the sport of softball.

Course Content

A. Establish performance goals which students are encouraged to work towards.
B. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training techniques.
1. Super sets
2. Periodizations
3. Negatives
4. Isometric and super slow training
5. Olympic style lifts
C. Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training techniques.
D. Develop individualized performance goals which encourage specialization in the sport of softball.
E. Explain physiological and anatomical relationships of weight training effects on the body consistent with the performance goals for the sport of softball.

Lab Content

Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises, such as lifting, stretching, balancing, e.g., medicine balls, BOSU, and TRX.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Free weights
B. Squat racks
C. Olympic lifting platforms

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Strength development will be assessed and measured by certain lifts, such as the bench press, squats, and military press.
B. Demonstrating the correct form in the olympic lifts used for performance in the sport of softball.

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Active participation by students and instructor to facilitate an effective learning environment
B. Lecture and/or demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

None required.

 

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

Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.

 

Discipline(s)

Physical Education