How to Be a Sports Broadcaster
Successful sports broadcasting careers begin with a sound strategy that's guaranteed to produce results.
Learning how to be a sports broadcaster - whether it's as a sports talk show host, play-by-play announcer, or color analyst, requires far more than a passion for sports and a good voice.
You'll need much more than luck and an intimate knowledge of the local teams and players in order to succeed.
You require a well thought out and proven plan for getting your foot in the door, and developing the required broadcasting skills, if you intend to successfully reach your sportscasting destination.
What is your proven plan for becoming a sports broadcaster?
Since you've likely never worked in the sports broadcasting industry before, you can be assured that breaking into this business is not easily navigated on your own. Many have tried, but most have failed, simply because they never learned how this industry actually operates.
It takes hard work, dedication, determination - and access.
In order to succeed, you'll need access to:
- Principal decision makers
- Influential sportscasters
- Program directors
- Operation managers
- Show producers
- Top executives
Resumes and Demo Tapes ALONE Don't Work Anymore.
Whether your goal is to make it to the sidelines of the Super Bowl, courtside at the NBA Finals, or in the broadcast booths at ABC, ESPN, CBS, Fox, or NBC - you need an advantage - an insiders advantage...
...Sportscasters Mentoring Group provides you the advantage you'll need by placing you with a professional sportscaster for training - from day one.
You certainly can attempt to go it alone - a lot of people try, and are met with mixed results. But you don't have to go it alone anymore.
The Quickest and Surest Way to Be a Sports Broadcaster?
It is to your advantage to seek out those who have gone before you in sportscasting and take advantage of their knowledge, contacts, and experience to work on your behalf.
Because of your need for this advantage, SMG utilizes the mentor-apprentice model for learning sports broadcasting for one simple reason - IT WORKS.
Mentoring provides you two critical advantages that traditional broadcasting schools and University communications programs aren't structured to provide you...
Your radio station apprenticeship allows you to access another sportscasters experience, knowledge, and contacts, while also enabling you to leverage these benefits to your advantage.
In truth, traditional broadcasting schools or University programs don't intend to deny you access to real sportscasters and a real sportscasting environment. They're just not set up to provide you with the insider access to the contacts, equipment, and real broadcasting environment that a mentor apprentice program is structured to provide you.
No Need to Relocate or Quit Your Current Job
If you live within acceptable driving distance of a radio station or a local team, SMG has a sports broadcasting "school" nearby. That's because your "classroom" is actually the inside of a nearby state-of-the-art radio station, while your "professor" is a working sports broadcaster or play-by-play announcer.
The fact they are employed by a local radio station or team with whom you'll train means you'll automatically gain access to their contacts and employers through them.
- No boring classroom lectures.
- No training on outdated and useless equipment.
- No training in classrooms far removed from where real sports broadcasting is conducted.
- No instructors who have been out of sports broadcasting for years.
Instead, your SMG mentor apprentice training provides you these advantages:
- You're being trained by the best (they're working sportscasters, after all).
- You're hosting your own sports radio show during training
- You're around the same equipment you'll need to master.
- You're in the same environment you'll likely be working in soon.
- You're developing influential sportscasting contacts.
An Overview of Your Customized SMG Sports Broadcasting Training:
- You choose whether to train as a sports talk host, play-by-play announcer, color analyst, or sideline reporter.
- Flexible scheduling allows you to choose your training days and times
- You choose the radio station or local team to train with in your area
Best of all, you'll be in a class of one - just you - receiving a hands-on, one-on-one customized training from your own personal sportscasting mentor.
How Your Sportscaster Training Works - Easy as 1 2 3
The process involved in pursuing your sports broadcasting training through SMG is fairly straightforward. Your training is customized with a quality mentor who works with you during times that are convenient for you.
To get started, you'll want to:
- Identify what your goals for sports broadcasting are. Do you want to become a sports talk show host, play-by-play announcer, anchor, color analyst, or sideline reporter? After all, if you don't know what your eventual destination looks like, how will you know if you've ever arrived?
- Closely examine the two primary training options below, and decide which is the best fit for your learning needs, schedule, and budget. A brief overview of your two training options are:
- SMG's "Ultra Insider" Training Program is a customized six-month apprenticeship training program. Students with little or no broadcasting experience are strongly advised to consider our six-month "Ultra-Insider" Training Program.
Learning broadcasting is very much like learning a new language. It takes time to develop a solid broadcasting foundation, as there are no shortcuts to learning this new language.
- Think of SMG's "Supreme Insider" Training Program as a customized three-month refresher course for those looking to reenter the sports broadcasting industry and develop new contacts. Perfect also for those on a tight budget and looking to get started at a lesser cost, with less time for developing a solid broadcasting foundation, however.
- When you've decided which training program best meets your needs, contact SMG to set up your no obligation pre-screening interview, and to have any additional questions answered.
SMG Works for You, the Student
It's important to note that SMG works for you, while your mentor works for SMG. You'll always have someone looking out for your best interests throughout your training, and beyond. Many former students consider us a lifetime partner and valuable resource throughout their entire sportscasting careers.
No Such Thing as a "Dumb Question"
Your questions, comments, or even challenges to our claims are sincerely and strongly encouraged. If you have any doubts whatsoever about SMG's claims that our mentor apprentice program is the quickest and surest way to learn how to be a sports broadcaster, we welcome your comments and questions.