How to Become a Sports Broadcaster
The play-by-play commentary is one of the most exciting parts about watching a sports game, and one day you could be the voice behind the microphone. Here’s Kidzworld’s guide to becoming a professional sports broadcaster!
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Becoming a sport broadcaster is one of the most exciting and fun jobs you could ever have, so let’s get started right away. The secret to getting this job is to start practicing. Watch your favorite sport and turn down the volume. Get a list of all the players that are playing and pretend you are the broadcaster commenting on the play-by-play. Make it even more fun by getting your BFF to do the color commentary (the comments in between the plays that have more opinions then facts).
Public Speaking Practice
Public speaking is one of the hardest things to do in life, but if you can master this skill before you get older, than you’re going to have the confidence you need when you audition for the job. Practice by running for school council and making speeches in front of your school. Audition for school plays and try some acting classes. Anything where you have to get in front of people and speak is a great idea!
High School Sports System
Once you get into high school, you should really consider joining the audio and visual media club. Most schools have opportunities so that you can broadcast the high school sports games. This will help you get used to becoming part of a team that makes broadcasting possible. Now you’re ready to really get into the technology of sports broadcasting.
Finally, to become a professional broadcaster, you need to get your college degree in broadcasting. It takes 4 years of studying broadcasting and practicing everything you need to know to become a broadcaster. Don’t forget to have fun because there is nothing worse than a boring sports broadcaster. HINT: A lot of sports broadcasters are actually pretty funny!
When you graduate college, it’s now time to find a sports broadcasting station that you want to work for. A job with ESPN is definitely your dream job because they cover every sport from football to ping pong. Good Luck and hopefully we’ll hear you at the 2020 Super Bowl!
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