>>PRINT
Theory of Track & Field
FLD & TR THEOR
CLASS CODE: PE 344 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: To understand the learning sequence, team organization, and fundamentals for hurdling, jumping, and throwing events.
TAUGHT:
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is designed to assist the teacher/prospective coach to explore the concepts, ideas, and principles of teaching or coaching track and field fundamentals. The student will be able to understand the learning sequence for the hurdling, jumping, and throwing events. Student will demonstrate and perform basic skills and techniques of these events as well as identify the basic terminology used in the sport of track and field and the basic rules of the sport. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to contribute positively to a coaching staff.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Develop and exhibit a philosophy and knowledge of track and field
2. Exhibit an understanding of various coaching responsibilities and team organization procedures of track and field
3. Become acquainted with and exhibit knowledge of a variety of coaching methods, techniques, and philosophies
4. Understand and exhibit skill of team selection
5. Exhibit skill of coaching and teaching skills and game structures
REQUIREMENTS: The student will:
1. Attend each class and participate
2. Pass written exams
3. Learn through lecture, video, demonstration, discussion
4. Participate in hands-on experience and student teaching
5. Learn by doing

PREREQUISITES: Must have knowledge and skills of track and field.
OTHER: Class will meet twice a week
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003