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THE SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP

Weekend Virtual Clinics Scheduled!
October 9-11 & November 20-22
Image by Mitch Rosen
Upcoming Events
October Weekend Virtual Clinic
Oct. 9 -11, 2020
Weekend Virtual Clinic
Oct. 9 -11, 2020
Weekend Virtual Clinic
Kenny Albert (FOX/NBC/NY Rangers), Jared Greenberg (TNT/NBA TV), Dave Sims (Seattle Mariners TV/Westwood One Radio), and other superstar guests will join Dave Popkin and Tim Capstraw for this terrific weekend. We'll cover play-by-play, sportstalk, sideline reporting, anchoring, and much more!
November Weekend Virtual Clinic
Nov. 20-22, 2020
Weekend Virtual Clinic
Nov. 20-22, 2020
Weekend Virtual Clinic
Sarah Kustok (FS1/YES Network), Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Ben Wagner, John Fanta (FOX/BIG EAST), and others will join Dave Popkin and Tim Capstraw for this exciting weekend of sportscast education and fun. Anchoring, sportstalk, play-by-play, color, sideline reporting, and more to be covered.
 

ABOUT THE SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP

The Nation's Premier Sports Broadcasting Camp!

The Sports Broadcasting Camp is the longest running sportscasting camp in the country, established in 2001. In the summer of 2020, the world forced us to go virtual and the new camp was met by overwhelming response by campers and parents. Now we created the country's first weekend sports broadcasting seminars for students 12 and up.

 

These online sessions will take place Friday night for two hours and Saturday and Sunday for four hours each day. Over the last 19 years we have hosted a “who’s who” of leading national and local sportscasters as our teachers, team captains, and guest speakers (list below). Our programs are a perfect mix of actually recording sports broadcast projects and learning the tricks of the trade from sportscast industry leaders. Our weekend seminars will provide Q and A sessions with leading sportscasters from national networks and major league and major Division I college teams.

Campers learn the importance of research, preparation techniques, and team pre-production meetings. Our students gain immeasurable confidence and develop tremendous relationships with their teams and teachers. Hundreds of our campers have gone on to broadcast in college and professionally.

Some projects students may produce include:

  • Sportstalk radio shows

  • FOX/ESPN-type big event pre-game shows with a panel

  • Play-by-play and color commentary of games

  • Writing and delivering a nightly sportscast on-camera using TelePrompter

  • TV Interviews in one-on-one and press conference settings

  • On-camera show opens

  • And more….

 

Longtime Camp Director Dave Popkin serves as the main teacher, conducting interviews and leading many lessons. Popkin has called games on over a dozen national TV and radio national networks. He is entering his 18th year on the Seton Hall Basketball radio team, is the Voice of Northeast Conference hoops on CBS Sports Network, calls Buffalo Bisons Triple A baseball games on ESPN 1520 and BIG EAST baseball games on FS1, and announces both NEC Football and CIT basketball on ESPN3. He has also been an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University.

 

Brooklyn Nets WFAN radio color commentator Tim Capstraw is also a camp fixture. He has significant TV experience on NBA TV, YES, MSG, CBS Sports Network, and more. Capstraw is a former Division I player and head coach in both basketball and baseball. Tim's youth coaching experience and upbeat personality make a great connection with the students.

Paul Dottino – NY Giants radio/WFAN beat reporter

Tina Cervasio – FOX 5 NY

Joel Godett – ESPNU (former camper)

Justin Shackil – SiriusXM anchor/NY Yankees on-field host (former camper)

Robin Deehan – News12 New Jersey

Tom Coughlin – former NY Giants coach

Ken Daneyko – NJ Devils TV/MSG

Frank Isola – YES/ESPN/SiriusXM

Gary Apple – SNY

Sweeny Murti – WFAN/YES

Bob Lorenz – YES

Chris Burns – CBS Sports producer

Yogi Berra – late, great Baseball Hall of Famer

Many, many more

Ian Eagle – CBS/YES

Kenny Albert - FOX

Sarah Kustok – FS1/YES

Gary Cohen – SNY/Westwood One

Chris Carrino – Brooklyn Nets radio/Compass Radio Network

Kevin Burkhardt - FOX

Bob Wischusen – ESPN TV and NY Jets radio

Matt Loughlin – NJ Devils Radio

Sam Rosen – MSG/FOX

Jenna Wolfe – ABC

Ed Cohen – NY Knicks Radio/MSG

Craig D’Amico – Northeast Conference on ESPN3

John Fanta – BIG EAST/FOX/Cleveland Indians reporter

Evan Roberts – WFAN radio host

 

Camp Guest Speakers have included:

Our History

In 2001, former college sports information director and corporate PR director David Siroty founded The Sports Broadcasting Camp.  For the first 15 years, we were known as the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp and the event was held one week every summer at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, New Jersey.  Bruce and Ian did phenomenal work with our campers and worked long and hard to provide them with inside knowledge and broadcast skills.  We then transitioned to the Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp, partnering with the Brooklyn Nets radio announcers.  For two years, we operated in the gorgeous state-of-the-art studios at Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media.  When the pandemic hit, we pivoted successfully to the virtual world.  In the summer of 2020, Dave Popkin joined Tim Capstraw and friends for a wonderful week online, which was met by rave reviews from students and parents.  Onward we go with more virtual sessions, training the sportscasters of the future!

 

"I just wanted to let you know how much Aiden is enjoying the Broadcasting Camp! We look forward to hearing about what he has learned each day and he's so excited to share it all!  This has been such an incredible experience and we can't thank you enough for all the planning you all have done to make sure all of the campers got the most out of this experience!"

— Therese in North Carolina

Testimonials

Alumni

Noah Eagle - Los Angeles Clippers - Radio play-by-play

Scott Braun - MLB Network & NHL Network host

Justin Shackil - NY Yankees on-field host; SiriusXm Radio\MadDog Radio; Westwood One Sports; DiBella boxing broadcaster; NBA International

Katie Corrado - PIX11, New York - News anchor and reporter  

Joel Godett - ESPNU; Ball State Athletics - Play-by-play

Greg Brzozowski - ABC4 News, Charleston - Anchor

Kevin Barry - WEWS, Cleveland - Reporter

Mia O’Brien - WTLV/WJXX Jacksonville, First Coast News - Sports Anchor/Reporter

Brian Clark - ABC News - radio correspondent and reporter; NY Yankees on-field host

Jesse Kirsch - ABC7 Chicago - Reporter

Jay Altar - ESPN - play-by-play announcer

Anthony Bonelli - Sportswriter - abonelli.com

Kevin Belbey - The Montag Group - agent; Boeheim’s Army: The Basketball Tournament - GM

Mike Cantor - Fox 29 Philadelphia - Associate Producer

Steven Tydings - MLB Digital - Coordinator

Mark Sell - Rutgers University, RVision multimedia specialist 

Jon Alba - News 13 in Orlando, Spectrum Sports 360 

Matt Leland - San Francisco 49ers - network coordinator; KNBR - Associate Producer

Matthew Stucko - YES Network - Content Creator

Reed Keller - New Jersey Jackals radio announcer

Brandon Robinson - MSG host; ScoopB.com

Craig D’Amico - Northeast Conference play-by-play announcer/host

Jeff Parles - VSIN - on-air personality 

John Nolan - Fort Wayne Tincaps radio voice; Fort Wayne basketball announcer

Carter Woodiel - Sioux Falls Canaries radio voice; South Dakota Women’s Basketball announcer; Football sideline reporter

Justin Antweil - Penn State radio announcer

Matt Cohen - Fox News social media producer

Tess Quinlan - NBC Sports Group, Manager Digital Content

Adam Akelson - ESPN, Associate Producer 

Harrison Malkin - American Affairs, Content Editor

Mike Lynch - 1080 The FAN Portland - Host 

Lukas Favale -  Syracuse Crunch AHL play-by-play announcer 

Ryan Burke - NBC Sports - Associate Producer

Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Liberty and NASCAR beat writer for Empire Sports Media

Chris Cerbo - CBS19 Charlottesville - Exec. Producer, Reporter

Mike Panepinto - MLB Network - Utility Technician

Kyle Crooks - University of Florida play-by-play announcer 

Jackson Roberts -  KVRR Fargo - Sports Anchor/Reporter 

Michael Polak - Long Island Ducks - Dir. of Media Relations

Steve Goldberg - Mobile Bay Bears; University of South Alabama play-by-play 

Request Information

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the camp.

PHONE NUMBER: 1 (908) 235-3426

EMAIL: info@sportsbroadcastingcamp.com

 

Imagine Productions, LLC

1009 Coolidge Street

Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 235-3426

The Sports Broadcasting Camp

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