6 common mistakes of major college PBP applicants


applicationIf broadcasting major college play-by-play is a goal of yours, be smart about how you go about the application process.

Since 2007, I have been retained to be the recipient and initial evaluator for the football and basketball play-by-play positions for more than 15 NCAA Division I schools. Included are LSU, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, Virginia and Boise State.

Here are six common mistakes that applicants make when applying for big time play-by-play jobs:

  • No personal web page or web site
  • Applying at the last minute (How interested can you really be?)
  • Not following application instructions
  • Failing to meet the minimum qualifications
  • Addressing cover letters to the wrong person
  • Not tailoring the cover letter to the position

Greatness requires more effort than does mediocrity.