NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 135 - BOWLING I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is designed to teach the student basic skills and knowledge for participation in bowling. The student will learn basic techniques, scoring, and etiquette.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. understand and properly execute the fundamental skills of bowling
B. display a knowledge and understanding of equipment selection, scoring, rules, terminology, and etiquette
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    A. Safety precautions and etiquette
    B. Selection and care of equipment including ball selection
    C. Terminology and rules
    D. Scoring and determining averages
    E. Types of approaches including: stance, push-away, pendulum swing, and follow-through
    F. Methods of aiming (spot)
    G. Types of deliveries and releases (hook ball)
    H. Spare pick-ups and split conversions
OPTIONAL TOPICS
    A. Pin method of aiming
    B. 3 or 5 step approach
    C. Straight, back-up, and curve ball deliveries
    D. Governing bodies and league bowling
    E. Team formation and handicaps
    F. Round robin competition, mini-league
Revised 10/93

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