One of the key elements to a good live broadcast of a sporting event is the announcing. Good play-by-play and color commentary can add a lot to a stream, especially if that stream is broadcast at a low bandwidth. Here are five resources (and many tips within) to help sports announcers with their play-by-play or color commentary.
- 5 Tips for Announcers: Advice to live by behind the mic – This quick tip sheet on SchoolVideoNews.com is written by Chris Dubiel of High School Cube and offers tips from use emotions properly to be prepared.
- 7 Tips for Broadcasting a New Sport – Posted by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, this post looks a little thin if you just glance at it. However, it offers some good tips and links out to some helpful resources such as the STAA Play-by-Play Pyramid and Tips for Memorizing Rosters.
- Play by Play Tips by Sports Broadcaster Bruce Barker – The post starts off with 8 tips by Barker and adds an additional 20 on two more pages if you keep clicking at the bottom of the post pages.
- Five Tips you Need to Follow if you Want a Play-by-Play Job – Veteran Hockey play-by-play announcer Doug McLeod offers some tips in this post on WorkInSports.com. One of the tips he offers is to “Dress for Success.”
- How To: Color Commentate (Sports) – Looking for a video to watch? Check out this 3 1/2 minute video from CHTV99 at Carmel High School in Indiana. It covers a variety of topics from evaluation to execution.