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Sports Announcing & Sports Journalism Camp

Hosted by Lanny Frattare, our camp offers the theories and the practical experience necessary to start a student on the road toward a career in either sports broadcasting or sports journalism.

Have you thought about a career as a sports announcer or sports journalist? We can teach you the techniques to be successful!

Each June, former voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Lanny Frattare hosts Waynesburg University’s Sports Announcing & Sports Journalism Camp. Its purpose is to allow students interested in those fields to learn the philosophies and techniques of the profession. Attendees receive practical experience in reporting sports, interviewing, doing play-by-play and more.

Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to attend. The 2019 camp will be held June 17-21, and registration is now open! Please click on the button below to begin the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Camp Director Dave Floyd at dfloyd@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7725.

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Monday, June 17

  • Registration: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Orientation
  • Session 1: What it takes to be an effective communicator
  • Session 2: Principles of journalism and sports announcing
  • Camp trivia

Tuesday, June 18

  • Session 3: Guest speakers
  • Session 4: Interviewing techniques
  • Camp Olympics and indoor wiffle ball
  • Wheel of Fortune

Wednesday, June 19

  • Practical experience rotations
  • Session 5: Play-by-play and sports writing game coverage priorities
  • Bag toss

Thursday, June 20

  • Session 6: More game coverage theories
  • Trip to Wild Things game for baseball play-by-play and writing for baseball

Friday, June 21

  • Camp photo
  • Session 7: Recap
  • Awards ceremony
  • Check out by noon