PE 1B: Bowling & Racquetball

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan. Students in Individual Sports are expected to participate in a wide range of sports that can be pursued for a lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness and the selection of individual sport activities that are enjoyable is a major objective of this course. In this course, students will participate in Bowling and Racquetball. (Note: This course requires physical exertion equal to that of the regular physical education class. Students who have any doubt as to their physical condition should consult a physician before attempting this course.)

Required Course Materials

  • Wiedman, Doug. Bowling: Steps to Success. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006. ISBN 0–7360–5528–2
  • Winterton, Jim. Racquetball Fundamentals. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2004. ISBN 0–7360–5233–X
  • Requires access to bowling alley, bowling shoes and bowling ball.
  • Requires access to glove, ball, racquet, eye protection, and racquetball court.

Course Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent.You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: None

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 12
Total Number of Activities: 31
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 12
Instructor Graded: 12

Unit 1: Components of Fitness
Lesson 1: Components of Fitness
  Activity 1: Evaluating Your Fitness Level
  Activity 2: Selecting Exercises
  Graded Assignment

Unit 2: Bowling
Lesson 1: Introduction to Bowling
  Activity 1: The Sport of Bowling
  Activity 2: The Bowling Grip
  Activity 3: Mind-Set and Motor Learning
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 2: Technique: The Stance, Approach, and the Swing
  Activity 4: Beginning the Approach with a Solid Stance
  Activity 5: Moving Our Feet with Timing and Efficiency
  Activity 6: Swinging for Power and Accuracy
 Graded Assignment

Lesson 3: Developing Balance, Timing, and an Effective Release
  Activity 7: Finishing the Approach in Balance
  Activity 8: Coordinating the Steps and the Swing
  Activity 9: Creating an Effective Release
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 4: Adjustments for Success and Implementing the Strike and Spare Systems
  Activity 10: Adjusting the Stance, Swing, and Release
  Activity 11: Adjusting the Line to the Strike Pocket
  Activity 12: Using a Spare–Shooting System
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 5: Adjusting to Lane Conditions and Competitive Bowling
  Activity 13: Adjusting to Lane Conditions
  Activity 14: Bowling Competitively
  Graded Assignment

Unit 3: Racquetball
Lesson 1: Introduction to Racquetball, the Serve, Grip, and Forehand Stroke
  Activity 1: Introduction to Racquetball
  Activity 2: The Serve
  Activity 3: The Forehand Stroke
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 2: Court Positioning, Backhand Stroke, and Serve Returns
  Activity 4: Court Positioning
  Activity 5: The Backhand Stroke
  Activity 6: Serve Returns
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 3: Footwork, Kill Shots, Passes, and Side–Wall Serves and Shots
  Activity 7: Foot Work
  Activity 8: Kill Shots and Passes
  Activity 9: Side–Wall Serves and Shots
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 4: Strategies for Match Play and Doubles
  Activity 10: Strategies for Match Play
  Activity 11: Doubles
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 5: Shot Selection, Location, and Advanced Serves and Shots
  Activity 12: Shot Selection and Location
  Activity 13: Advanced Serves and Shots
  Activity 14: Racquetball Games
  Graded Assignment

Unit 4: Post–Fitness
Lesson 1: Post–Fitness
  Activity 1: Re–evaluating Your Fitness Levels
  Graded Assignment