COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Basketball
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Barreiro
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course includes basic instruction in basketball. Content will include the theory and practice of the fundamental skills with an overview of history, strategies, training rules and regulations. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy of skills as required by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
REQUIRED TEXT: "Basketball ‐ Steps to Success" by Hal Wissel
Participation 20%
Written exam 20%
Skills testing 15%
Reflection Papers (2) 20%
Individual Coaching 25%
  • Acquire an appreciation of the sport of basketball.
  • Develop fundamental skills and core competencies needed to participate in basketball as a “life sport” activity.
  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques needed to be a competent member of a basketball team.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of rules of play.
  • Be able to apply and demonstrate basic game strategies and understand the roles and responsibilities of each position within a team
COURSE OUTLINE: Week 1 – Class introductions and orientation
Week 2 – history of basketball/rules of basketball / positions and roles
Week 3 – Passing / ball handling
Week 4 – Shooting principles / shooting drills‐ First book reflection due
Week 5 – transition drills/advanced shooting drills.
Week 6 – attack moves / 30 min workouts
Week 7 ‐ 3 on 3 / 5 on 5
Week 8 – Individual and team man to man defense
Week 9 –‐ zone vs. man defense with examples Second book reflection due.
Week 10 – team offense concepts / film study on teams
Week 11 – preparation for individual coaching
Week 12 – Individual Coaching
Week 13 – Individual coaching / skill evals
Week 14 – skill evals review
December – Final written exam – covering rules of the game, offensive and defensive principles
and lecture material – history of basketball.

Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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