The YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy is a prestigious, 13-week national training program for high school students and recent high school graduates. Classes are taught in a live and interactive web-based teaching platform. Our faculty members are seasoned sports broadcasting professionals with real-world experience. Academy instructors are veteran NBA radio play-by-play broadcasters Matt Pinto of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mark Boyle of the Indiana Pacers, former ESPN SportsCenter/Fox Sports broadcaster, Larry Burnett and Rich Burk of ROOT Sports. Additional instructors are added as enrollment demand increases.
Through an online curriculum and hands-on experience, our mission is “To provide unparalleled sportscasting instruction, life, communication and business skills benefitting students throughout their lives, whether they choose a career in sportscasting or elsewhere.”
The YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy experience is an extra-curricular activity. All candidates submitting applications understand that acceptance into the Academy is offered purely for personal development and enrichment purposes by those pursuing a passion in sportscasting as a career. This educational experience is not intended to offer high school or college credit nor is it intended to prepare students for employment immediately upon completion of the Academy. Future employment opportunities will require advanced education, internships and/or volunteer experience.
Before committing someday to a broadcasting college investing tens of thousands of dollars only to find out that the student wants to change majors or even worse, drop out of college with enormous educational debt…check out the YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy! We provide this opportunity early on to help our students determine if the sportscasting field if really for them.
Conducted two hours per week, students learn the general knowledge and fundamentals of sports television and radio broadcasting. Each session is a live interactive online classroom lead by the instructor. The faculty/student ratio is a maximum of 10:1. Students who miss the live class have access of an archived online replay at their convenience…as often as they want.
A. There are all kinds of sports broadcasting careers from the majors down to the high school level.
Here are just some of the possibilities:
• Sports Radio
• Sports Anchor
• Sports Talk Show Host
• Sports Analyst
• Stadium Announcer
• Press Box
• Sports Producer
• Sideline Sports Reporter
• Internet Radio Broadcasting