Kids talk sports at Montclair summer camp

A unique summer camp for aspiring sports broadcasters is perfect for kids who just want to talk sports.

News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2019, 2:02 PM

Updated 1,767 days ago

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A unique summer camp for aspiring sports broadcasters is perfect for kids who just want to talk sports.
“I'm a little concerned because some of them can take your job so you have to be concerned there because they are very talented,” says Tim Capstraw, Brooklyn Nets radio analyst, and camp lead instructor.
Capstraw is in his third year running the "Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp" at Montclair State University.

“As much as we're talking about sportscasting, we're talking about confidence and speaking in front of people and I think that's as important as anything they are learning this week,” says Capstraw.

The week-long camp is held at the School of Comminutions and Media, giving campers the chance to work in a real studio.
More than 50 campers ages 12 and up get the full experience, from play by play – to interviewing real athletes.

“Broadcasting is harder than it looks because on ESPN, I was always saying to my dad, ‘oh this doesn't look too hard I can do this,’ and now I'm like wow I was really wrong,” says Isaiah Louison, of Westfield.

The camp also provides a platform for participants to dream big.


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