Credit Hours 1

Prerequisite(s): None

Catalog Description

This course is a team activity dealing with the basic fundamentals of basketball: i.e., rebounding, dribbling, pivoting, passing, shooting, faking, footwork, and defensive skills.  Some strategy and team play are introduced.




Basketball by Wilkes, McGraw Hill publisher (newest edition) or Connect Plus Access Card for Connect Get Active by Lochbaum, McGraw Hill publisher (newest edition) (text depends on instructor)

Expected Educational Results

As a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the basic skills of basketball: i.e., dribbling, pivoting, passing, shooting, faking, footwork, and

2. Identify and demonstrate offensive patterns of play.
3. Identify and demonstrate defensive patterns of play.
4. Explain the scoring system.
5. Define appropriate terms related to basketball.
6. Explain the rules of the game as they apply to offense and defense.
7. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

Course Content

1. Game of Basketball

Team Concepts

2. Essential Skills
Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Pivoting, Rebounding, Faking, Footwork, and Defensive Skills

3. Offensive Patterns of Play
Movement of the Ball
Movement of the Players
Obtaining the Good Shot
Maintaining Floor Balance
One-On-One Situation

4. Defensive Patterns of Play
Man-For-Man and Zone

5. Strategy of The Game
Individual Strategy;   Team Strategy
Offensive Strategy: Defensive Strategy

6. Rules of Basketball
Playing Court, Goal, and Ball
Players & Substitutes
Scoring & Timing
Specific Rules
Violations & Penalties


7. A pre and post test for cardiovascular fitness