If you want to advance your football play-by-play career from high schools to college, from small college to major college, or from major college to the NFL, this live chat will provide you the game plan for how to do it. You’ll also hear samples demonstrating how to best execute a variety of techniques.
Navigate this page:
- Narrated slideshow presentation
- STAA Play-by-Play Pyramid: Football Breakdown
- Football-specific play-by-play tips
- Q&A on Football PBP
To lend insider advice, we turned to an experienced hockey broadcaster for Q&A. Mark Binetti is the Voice and Director of Media Relations for the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.
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Studies have found that it takes users less than two-tenths of a second to form a first impression when viewing your website. Make sure the website you’ve designed for your sportscasting career pursuits is making a positive impression on employers.
For any application, always be politely persistent. If the employer isn’t going to hire you, make them tell you no.
Pick up the phone
DO: Call the employer roughly one week after submitting your application. Whether you get them or their voice mail, you want to state to points in 30 seconds or less:
- What it is about that employer that makes you want to work for them.
- Your relevant experience.
Make it easy to hire you by submitting your cover letter, demo and resume to employers in the most efficient way possible. Whether it is via email or online, submitting your application is as easy as 1… 2… 3.
What do employers want to see on your TV sportscasting demo? How much do they want? These guidelines are based upon employer’s feedback and what we have seen work in getting people sportscasting jobs.
Putting together your radio sportscasting demo can be confusing. What do employers want to hear? How much do they want? These guidelines are based upon employer’s feedback and what we have seen work in people getting sportscasting jobs.
Follow these steps to ensure your resume is effectively communicating your experience.