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Two Football P.A. Announcers’ Clinics Scheduled in Pennsylvania

Written by: on Monday, June 14th, 2010


Sports public address announcers and those who want to learn more about announcing can attend either of two clinics in Pennsylvania this summer.

Both clinics are set for Saturday, August 14. The first is at North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh. Host clinician will be Randy Cosgrove, Stadium Announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clinic hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The second clinic will be at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Office in Mechanicsburg from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Host clinician will be Dean DeVore, P.A. Announcer for Penn State University.

Both events are sponsored by The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA), the professional association for sports public address announcers

The clinics will address the announcer’s role, P.A. announcing expectations, Do’s and Don’ts of announcing football, how to handle emergency situations, as well as scriptwriting and working with a spotter. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in voice training and announcing exercises. A football official will review new rules changes, officials’ hand signals and ways that officials and P.A. announcers can better work together.

“Sports public address announcers should enhance the spectators’ enjoyment of the game without inserting themselves,” commented Brad Rumble, NASPAA Executive Director. “P.A announcers can also be a force for good sportsmanship and public safety.”

Information about the clinics and registration may be obtained at The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is an affiliate member of NASPAA.

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