6 Ways To Elevate Your Coaches Shows

In my first radio job in McPherson, Kansas, I hosted Bulldog Sports Weekly, a weekly coaches show featuring the head football coach of McPherson College. We did it from Wendy’s on North Main Street in McPherson. The highlight, besides the fact that I loved the coach Dan Thiessen, was free hamburgers, fries and Frosties.

The challenge was having enough content to last for the hour.

These six tips will help you prepare a better coaches shows.
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Advice For Landing A DI Play-by-Play Job

If you were starving and needing to catch a fish, would you fish in a lake that has more than 200 fish, or would you fish in a lake with just one fish?

Unfortunately, trying to land a Division I football/basketball play-by-play job is like fishing in a lake with one fish and hundreds of people trying to catch it. One company, Learfield IMG College, manages most of the schools.

You must accept that looking for a DI play-by-play job is a process that is largely out of your control.
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Carter Wins 2019 Jim Nantz Award

Drew Carter, a senior at Syracuse University, is the winner of the 2019 Jim Nantz Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sports broadcaster by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

It’s the fourth time in the 11-year history of the award, and the first time since 2015, that the trophy has been earned by a Syracuse student.
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9 Unusual Tips For Baseball Play-by-Play Broadcasters

Pitchers at the University of Florida used to swim as a regular part of their training. It’s well documented how Tom House, the old pitching guru, used to have his pitchers throw footballs to improve their throwing motion.

Baseball has long been a sport that is conducive to unusual training methods. The same goes for baseball broadcasters.

Here are nine uncommon tips for baseball play-by-play broadcasters.
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Do’s and Don’ts For Following Up Your Sportscasting Job Applications

A sports broadcaster in California applied for a job in-state. He didn’t anything from the employer for a couple weeks so he sent a follow up. He mentioned that one reason for applying was that he and his family regularly vacationed in this community. He finally heard from the employer two weeks later, set up an interview, and got the job.

He won with polite persistence.

These do’s and don’ts will help you create a strategy for following up your sports broadcasting job applications.
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What To Do If Your Play-by-Play Demo Is Old

A sportscaster said, “I’ve applied for a couple of hockey play-by-play jobs. I worked for a team six years ago but it was my first job. I’ve grown a ton as a broadcaster and that hockey is representative of what I would do now.

“What should I do?”

There are two solutions for replacing old demo material.
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Wondering “Am I Good Enough?” Here’s What To Do

Am I good enough?

I get that question all the time. It’s a common human insecurity.

Oprah Winfrey says when she finished recording episodes of her TV show, her guests would almost always ask, “How did I do?” It didn’t matter if the guest was a housewife from Sheboygan or a huge Hollywood star, they always wanted to know, “How did I do? Was I good enough?”
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5 Tips When Working With A Quiet Analyst

A friend of mine was doing high school play-by-play in a small Midwest market. He couldn’t be choosy about his analyst so he ended up with somebody who had never done it. Several plays went by without the analyst saying anything. Finally, after the fifth play, the analyst piped up and said, “The red team plays good defense.”

What do you do if you’re working with an analyst who isn’t talking much?

The best thing to do is find a new analyst! In a small market with no budget, though, that might be easier said that done. Besides, having someone who talks little is sometimes better than having nobody at all.
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