As a Pioneer or Community student, you can be a part of the Arbor Broadcasting all volunteer crew who brings the game day experience to those who cannot be there live
Be a camera person at a game, being the eyes of the audience.
Every broadcast is better with statistics. Help track shots, points, rebounds, saves, and more.
Help update graphics displayed on screen either before the game or during. Potential opportunities to even create your own custom graphics.
Work through our "path to the mic". Get comfortable practicing play-by-play or color commentary off air before going live on air. Broadcast commentary is live so extra care is needed.
If we get enough volunteers to have multiple cameras, then we can add our VMIX program. Choose which camera is live, switch what graphics are displayed, and run the instant replay. Practice with the system is required before working on VMIX live.
Is there some other way you want to volunteer? We are open to suggestions and if it fits with the broadcast, we can look at adding it.
Yes! You will be able to pick which games you would like to work from a sign up document. So long as you are a Pioneer or Community student, any amount of help is welcome!
Indeed. We will have some quick training videos posted here soon. Also, your first game will have someone with you with experience to help.
We do indeed have a path "to the mic". But because our games are live and saying the wrong thing on air could lose us the right to broadcast games, there will be a few steps before you are live on air.
As soon as you step on the property to broadcast a game you are an ambassador. You represent Pioneer High School, the team we are covering, and Arbor Broadcasting. We operate with professionalism, empathy for those involved in the game, and respect for those who watch the broadcast.
We do not criticize players' mistakes, coaching decisions, or officials' calls. That is perfect when everyone involved is a professional. But at a high school or ACHA league game everyone is just trying their best. Act like the person you are talking about's mother is listening. Because they may well be.
The broadcasting industry has a very checkered past with the way it treats women and minorities. So long as you are a student at Pioneer or Community and represent Pioneer well, you are welcome. We will not tolerate bigotry on air or in the booth. Everyone deserves a chance to participate without fearing issues due to their gender, race. or religon.
-First to see if you like it. Would you enjoy a career in the broadcast industry?
-It looks great in your college applications.
-If you want to be more than a spectator, immerse yourself in the excitement that is gameday!
-You are helping family and fans cheer for their team even when they cannot be there.