Play by Play Announcing

Learn the Craft, Build an Audience, Market Yourself | taught by Jay Johnson
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Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson

About the instructor

Jay’s media career stretches 25 years from broadcast to corporate and includes positions as radio host, news anchor, field reporter, voice actor, video producer, analyst and media consultant.  

Today, he is passionate about teaching and coaching the next generation of broadcasters and voice actors; and also teaches Broadcasting in the Communication Department at the University of Indianapolis.


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Art of the Call: Play by Play Announcing is an entry-level sportscasting course.  In this course you will learn:

  • Roles of the Play by Play Announcer, Color Analyst and Sideline Reporter
  • How to remember key stats and facts and have them when you need them
  • Research and preparation - who to talk to and where to find insightful information
  • How to develop relationships with coaches, players and trainers
  • How to conduct a pregame and postgame interview
  • Where to find job opportunities
  • How to build an online audience

Set yourself apart by covering a niche sport:

  • Rugby
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Netball
  • Team Handball
  • Kabaddi
  • Hurling
  • Lacrosse
  • Sepak takraw
  • Cricket
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Rallycross
  • Frisbee
  • Martial Arts
  • Drag Racing


  1. Pre-Game Research & Preparation 
  2. Sideline Reporting
  3. Play by Play Announcing
  4. Color Analysis
  5. Post-Game
  6. Calling Football
  7. Calling Basketball
  8. Calling Baseball
  9. Calling Ice Hockey
  10. Calling Soccer
  11. Calling Racing - Horses and Auto
  12. 15 International Niche Sports
  13. Building your Sportscasting Career

For a comprehensive sportscasting curriculum, enroll in Total Sportscasting: Performance, Production and Career Development.

Course Contents

7 PDFs
6 Audios
1 Download

Course Curriculum

The Color Analyst: Adding experience & insight, Working with the play by play announcer
Sideline Reporting: Pregame, Postgame, Injuries, Working with the booth
Post Game: Interviews, press conferences, wrap-up
Ice Hockey
Racing: Horses to Horsepower