Learn the keys to NFL-caliber football play-by-play. 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.
It’s an all-radio critique session this quarter! Jon reviews baseball, basketball, sports talk, and football.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How to find a balance between tracking on-field action and adding superlative info
- How to get pristine audio quality for your demos
- Why you need to vary your energy level
- A professional way to call out bad officiating
- Why you need to be consistent in identifying pitch type and location
- A great example of making sports talk relatable
This session includes radio and television sections. In the radio section Jon covers football PBP, basketball PBP, and sports talk. In the TV section we cover sports reporting and anchoring.
Recorded October 21, 2014, this session includes critiques of:
- Football PBP
- Baseball PBP
- Hockey PBP
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