66062 - Theory of Individual Sports and Teaching of Athetics

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows: - the different types of individual sports; - classifications and key features to define the performance model and her applied in educational, recreational and sports - the importance of athletics as base activities for the development of skills of running, jumping and throwing; regulations, equipment and techniques of athletics, relatively early-stage, and is able to choose appropriate teaching progressions.

Course contents

Definition of the theoretical performance model.
Classification of sports: the different theories.
Practical examples of sports that are classified differently.
The cross sectional approach of the means of training.

Didactic approaches to the individual sports in school.

The Performance in Athletics: performance model, regulations, theory and teaching.
- Sprinting and running: practical exercises and theoretical aspects.
- Hurdles: practical exercises and theoretical aspects.
- Throwing: practical exercises and theoretical aspects.
- Jumping: practical exercises and theoretical aspects.
- Decathlon ed Eptathlon.
Regulation and theory of the individual sports, expecially in the following disciplines:
- Cycling
- Judo
- Fencing
- Skiing
- Tennis.


Lecture notes.
Articles provided by the teacher.
AA.VV. Il nuovo manuale dell'istruttore di atletica leggera. Centro Studi & Ricerche FIDAL.
C. Scotton "Classificazione tecnica delle specialità sportive." Calzetti -Mariucci.

Teaching methods

Power point presentations.

Assessment methods

Written exam and further oral exam for the grade between 18 and 23.

The written test will focus on quiz test (1 correct answer among 4 proposals) or on true / false questionnaires. The score will include 1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for the answer not given and -0.5 for each incorrect answer. If the score is included between 18 and 23, the student must necessarily submit to the oral exam; from the score of 23.5 and above the student will be able to directly verbalize the grade obtained or he can still request an oral exam to raise the written mark.
Practical evaluation. Practical exercises will provide an assessment that will result in a grade between -2pt and +2pt (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2), which will be added to the overall evaluation of the exam after the writing and the possible oral. The methods of examination will be explained in detail even during the first lesson of the course and will be published on Virtuale.

Teaching tools

Practical lessons.

Office hours

See the website of Simone Ciacci