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PDP GS 100: Beginning Volleyball
Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump passing, setting, spiking, digging, and serving. Various drills will be used to encourage skill improvement. Class time will be split between drills and practice in class scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem. 1 cr. either sem.
PDP GS 101: Fencing, Beginning
This course will cover the rules of fencing, basic footwork, techniques, and physical training. Each class will include warm-ups and footwork, followed by fencing with electrical equipment. By the end of this course students will have a fundamental understanding of fencing and the discipline and sportsmanship that the sport requires.
PDP GS 107: Beginning Badminton
This course will allow the students to understand the basics of badminton. It will introduce the old and new type of scoring in games, different hand grips, footwork, and badminton ranking. The students mainly focus on one type of hand grip, which is called the basic grip. This grip will allow students to perform different types of shots, enabling them to compete with players in the C division. 1 cr. either sem.
PDP GS 108: Gymnastics, Beginning
Students concentrate on learning general body understanding and specific skills in tumbling and on apparatus. 1 cr either semester
PDP GS 110: Beginning Tennis
Introduction to the rules and fundamental practices of tennis including basic strokes, techniques, and playing in game situations. Tennis is played on the outdoor tennis courts at the Case Center when seasonally appropriate, then moves to indoor courts at the Track and Tennis Center.
PDP GS 111: Beginning Racquetball
Course is designed for players to learn the basics of racquetball. Each week players will be introduced to a new skill that will be stressed in interactive play. Racquets, goggles and balls are provided. Appropriate footwear is required.
PDP GS 112: Beginning Squash
This course provides an introduction to basic stroke mechanics and rules of the game. Strength, flexibility and fitness for the beginner are all considered through the lens of "racquet skill acquisition". By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate better ball-control and efficient movement around the court. Perennial trouble spots on the court and common bio-mechanical errors are assessed and short, round-robin competition will round-out each session. Loose, athletic clothing and non- marking sneakers are required. Racquets, balls, and lensed polycarbonate eye-protection will be available at no cost from the pro shop.
PDP GS 114: Intro to Golf
This is an introductory class for beginners wanting to learn and/or improve their golf swing. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals for both full swing and short game. Students will develop their skills each week and learn how the great game of golf is played.
PDP GS 120: Marathon Training
This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a 5K, 10K, ? marathon or marathon. Content will cover topics such as nutrition guidelines for distance running, injury prevention, creating and evaluating a training plan, maintaining and monitoring a training log, and planning of group runs. Information on obtaining an official entry into the Boston Marathon through fundraising efforts will be provided. The course will meet once a week.
PDP GS 125: Urban Bicycling
Bicycles provide a fast, fun, affordable, and healthy way to get around. This course will explore the many facets of using a bicycle for transportation including rules of the road, route planning, clothing selection, cargo hauling, bicycle maintenance, and safe riding technique -- everything one needs to confidently ride a bicycle in a city. Great for foreign students who are unfamiliar with local traffic laws. This course meets for one hour a week and will be a combination of classroom lectures and on-bike practice.
PDP GS 128: Table Tennis
Instruction in basic offensive and defensive strokes in both singles and doubles play.
PDP GS 133: Beginning Basketball
This is an introductory class for beginners wanting to learn the basic skills and rules of the game. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals including shooting, passing, and dribbling. Students will develop their skills each week and have the opportunity to apply them in 5-on-5 scrimmage games.
PDP GS 138: Billiards, Beginning
Learn basic skills and techniques (including the use of draw, follow, English, and bank shots) used in pocket billiards. The terminology, rules, and strategies of billiard games such as 8-ball, 9-ball, and cutthroat are also covered.
PDP GS 150: Cricket, beginning
Beginning level course including the history and rules of cricket. Basic skills will be explored with an emphasis on batting, bowling and fielding techniques. By the end of the course, students will be familiar ith the fundamentals of cricket and be able to participate in practice games. Equipment will be provided. Spring semester only.
PDP GS 200: Intermediate Volleyball
Intermediate/advanced class intended for those who have had exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set consistently, be able to hit roll shots, and be familiar with the 4-2 rotation. Basic skills are briefly reviewed and practiced, but students are expected to already be familiar with them. Various offenses and defenses (5- 1 and 6-2 may be taught and incorporated into class scrimmages). Class time will be primarily spent on implementing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem.
PDP GS 208: Gymnastics, Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 108.
Prereq: PDP GS 108 or consent of the instructor. Intermediate-level students work to improve existing skills and achieve specific goals on floor and other apparatus.
PDP GS 210: Intermediate Tennis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 110.
Course is designed to review and expand skills learned in Beginning Tennis (GS 110). Students will build on fundamental strokes and techniques with lessons on topspin, slicing and utilizing them in interactive play and match situations.
PDP GS 212: Intermediate Squash
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 112.
Experienced players who have mastered the fundamentals are encouraged to try our Intermediate Class. Sequential-shot exercises designed to isolate regions of the court are blended with 2- and 3-shot option drills to simulate real-time match play. Tricky trouble-spots and common errors are re-assessed and players will score and referee each other to better understand interference situations as well as proper clearing (deciding lets and strokes); short round-robin games will typically round-out each session. Loose athletic clothing, non-marking sneakers and lensed polycarbonate eye- protection are required.
PDP GS 238: Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 138.
An in depth look into the game of pool that includes reworking and strengthening fundamentals as well as understanding the principles and consequences of "english" and "throw", learning to "read" the table and thinking three or more position steps ahead.
PDP GS 300: Advanced Volleyball
Advanced class intended for those who have had years of exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set/hit consistently and be familiar with 5-1 and 6-2 rotations. Intermediate skills are reviewed and practiced and complex offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages. Class time will be primarily spent on practicing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem.