Overcoming the emotional challenges of your sportscasting career

Recently, I asked STAA clients what they wanted me to blog about. The No.1 reply was regarding the emotional challenges of the sportscasting job market — wondering if you’re good enough to achieve your goals.

We’ve all been there at one time or another.

Instead of writing my own thoughts on the topic, I wanted to bring other voices into the conversation. I interviewed a program director and a play-by-play broadcaster — Aaron Matthews from Ohio and Don Wadewitz from Wisconsin. In the interview, they candidly discuss their own frustrations — both with the job market and the career.

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Road to BCS: Bill Roth

Virginia Tech play-by-play voice Bill Roth shares his thoughts on prepping hard versus prepping smart, and discusses the best routes to a major college play-by-play gig.

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Road to the Pros: Bob Carpenter

Veteran Major League Baseball TV broadcaster Bob Carpenter of the Washington Nationals discusses the best road to an NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL broadcast booth and how you can maximize your longevity in the ultra-competitive sports broadcasting industry.

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Road to the Pros: Brian Sieman

Clippers broadcaster Brian Sieman evaluates getting to The League via the NBA D-League, WNBA, colleges and studio host roles. He also shares his thoughts on the play-by-play traits that distinguish NBA broadcasters.

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How to apply for a sportscasting job

Geoff Cole has hired several STAA clients for New Media Broadcasters in Havre, MT. In this podcast Geoff shares an employer’s perspective on what you should and shouldn’t be doing in the job market.

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How to apply for a College Job

Darren Goldwater led the hiring process for the College of Charleston play-by-play position. He shares the kinds of things employers are looking for when hiring college play-byplay broadcasters and what you can do to grab their attention.

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