Day 1: Introduction to Sports Commentary

Morning Session: 
  • Understanding the Basics
  • Welcome and Icebreaker
  • Introduction to Sports Commentary
  • Key Skills and Qualities of a Sports Commentator
  • Overview of Different Sports
Afternoon Session: Practical Exercises
  • Voice Training and Projection
  • Pronunciation and Diction
  • Basic Commentary Techniques
  • Group Commentary Practice (using recorded sports events)

Day 2: Australian Sports Landscape

Morning Session: Overview of Australian Sports
  • Introduction to Major Australian Sports (Cricket, Rugby, Aussie Rules, Soccer, etc.)
  • Historical Context and Significance
  • Current Trends and Popular Teams
Afternoon Session: Guest Speaker
  • Inviting a Professional Sports Commentator or Analyst
  • Q&A Session with the Guest Speaker
  • Insights into the Industry

Day 3: Research and Preparation

Morning Session: Research Skills
  • Importance of Preparing for Commentary
  • Research Techniques for Different Sports
  • Understanding Statistics and Player Profiles
Afternoon Session: Mock Commentary
  • Students are given a sports event to research
  • Each student prepares a short commentary script
  • Mock Commentary Practice with Feedback

Day 4: Advanced Commentary Techniques

Morning Session: Enhancing Commentary Skills
  • Emotion and Tone in Commentary
  • Advanced Descriptive Language
  • Handling Unexpected Situations

Afternoon Session: Specialized Commentary

  • Understanding Specialized Roles (Play-by-Play, Color Commentary)
  • Practicing Different Styles

Day 5: Technology and Industry Insights

Morning Session: Technology in Sports Commentary
  • Overview of Broadcasting Equipment
  • Virtual Commentary and Augmented Reality
  • Social Media and Commentary

Afternoon Session: Career Guidance and Networking

  • Resume Building and Portfolio Development
  • Networking Strategies
  • Industry Opportunities and Challenges
  • Final Q&A Session

Post-Training Support:
  • Feedback and Evaluation: Individual feedback sessions for each participant.
  • Networking Event: Organize a casual networking event with local sports commentators.
  • Continued Learning Resources: Provide a list of recommended books, podcasts, and online courses.

This training program aims to cover the essential skills, industry knowledge, and practical experience needed to become a professional sports commentator in Australia.