Below are 23 tips to improve your sports broadcasting skills
1. Communicate the important events in a game and provide interpretation when appropriate.
2. Provide a radio audience with more information than you would a television audience.
3. Be prepared to talk intelligently and entertainingly during rain delays.
4. Never make events in a game seem more important than they are.
5. Don't overuse sports clichés unless you* use them as an important part of your on-air personality.
6. Don't talk about statistics unless you have them in front of you or firmly in mind.
7. On television, concentrate on interpreting the events and adding comments about events not clearly shown by the cameras.
8. Whe doing television play-by-play, avoid the extremes of too much or too little commentary.
9. When a player is injured, never guess about the nature or severity of the injury.
10. Don't ignore fights, but don't sensationalize them.
11. If you're not sure about information, don't guess.
12. Repeat the score at frequent intervals.
13. Give scores of other games without interfering with the announcing of the game at hand.
14. Provide essential information, such as yards gained or runs scored, before going into an analysis of the action.
15. Don't keep telling the audience how great the game is.
16. If you can't immediately identify a player, cover the play without mentioning names and give the name when you're sure of it.
17. Learn where to look for the information you need.
18. Don't rely on scoreboard information.
19. Give statistics and records.
20. Avoid adopting meaningless catch phrases.
21. Avoid overuse of the word situation.
22. Use background sounds to your advantage.
23. When working with a play analyst, reach an agreement on the pronunciation of names.