Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education
PER Course Number: 102
Course Title: Slow-Pitch Softball
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Spring Semester
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical
Development and Wellness"
component of the students Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies
outcomes for this
course are listed below
Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole persons
to the total environment.
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation,
and balance in their lives.
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.
1. Course Description
This course will develop skills and techniques in softball, including
rules and strategies to play.
2. Major Focus and Objectives
|Appreciate slow-pitch softball as a lifelong physical activity. (Outcomes #1, 6)|
|Understand the fundamentals of contacting the softball. (Outcomes #1,9)|
|Understand the fundamentals of defending the infield. (Outcomes #1,9)|
|Understand the fundamentals of defending the outfield. (Outcomes #1,9)|
|Enjoy playing softball as a group activity in the natural environment. (Outcomes
|Individuals are encouraged develop a regular groups of slow-pitch softball
players that are willing to meet on a regular basis. (outcome #2 and 8)|
- Course Outline
History of Softball
Care of equipment and grounds (Outcome #5)
Health and social benefits (Outcomes #2,3,6)
Techniques of playing infield defense positions (Outcomes #1,9)
Techniques of playing outfield defensive positions (Outcomes #1,9)
Throwing techniques (Outcomes #1,9)
- Catching techniques (Outcomes #1,9)
- Outfield relays to all bases (Outcomes #1,9)
- Double play scenarios (Outcomes #1,9)
- Base running skills and strategies (Outcomes #1,9)
- Rules and Scoring
4. Basic Instructional Plan and Methods
Lectures, demonstrations, video tapes, and group activity
by a game. (Outcomes #1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9)
5. Method of Evaluation
Daily Attendance 150 pts. A = 200 180 pts
Skill Analysis 25 pts. B = 179 160 pts
Written Test 25 pts. C = 159 140 pts
Total points 200 pts. D = 139 120 pts
6. Textbook - None required.
Polk, Ron and Donna Lopiano. Baseball-Softball Playbook.
Mississippi State, MS.