Sports Commentary – A Practical Guide with Stuart Pyke

2-day face-to-face course delivered at MCUK in Spring 2022 covering: strategic planning for sports commentary, pre-planning a game/match/event, practical and effective researching, communicating with sports people, live commentating.

Who is this for?

The Sports Commentary training is recommended for those:

  • Interested in beginning their career in sports commentary
  • Building on existing skills and keen for practical hints and tips
  • Interested in understanding the wider role further and team communications

What does the course cover?

The range of skills needed to become a successful commentator including working with a range of broadcast equipment, researching for live commentary games/matches/events, how to keep the commentary interesting, communicating with large teams, coping with crises. 

What to expect?

Stuart Pyke has been commentating for over 30 years across a range of sports and will talk through several case studies outlining his approach to each and the specific elements that are needed to bring the commentary to air then keep it entertaining for different audiences. The session will end with a short Q and A where participants can pose the guest a question.   

Guest

Stuart Pyke has been commentating on high-profile cricket, football, rugby league and darts events since 1984 for BBC Radio Five Live, Sky Sports Television, ITV4, ESPN and a range of online platforms nationally and internationally. He is known has travelled the world extensively undertaking presenting, commentary and reporting including several cricket and darts tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Malaysia and the USA. 

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The High-Caffeine sessions are designed to give immediate skills takeaways and top tips from industry experts.

This event is supported by the University of Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology School which is investing in training for the media and creative technology workforce. It is designed to support staff and freelancers to upskill and stay connected.

Sports Commentary – A Practical Guide is an in-depth 2-day face to face course delivered at MCUK in Spring 2022 covering: strategic planning for sports commentary, pre-planning a game/match/event, practical and effective researching, communicating with sports people, live commentating.

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