The National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA) is the professional association for sports public address announcers. NASPAA Affiliate Members include the following national associations and organizations: National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), PONY Baseball and Softball and American Legion Baseball. Various state high school associations and coaches associations are also Affiliate Members. For a complete listing, Click Here.
NASPAA has been conducting P.A. announcers clinics around the country since 2006. The curriculum that is taught at each clinic focuses on the role of the P.A. announcer P.A. announcing expectations (school, state association and NASPAA), P.A. announcing philosophy, sportsmanship/NASPAA Code of Conduct, announcing Do's and Don'ts, scriptwriting, voice training, announcing exercises, and handling emergency situations.
"NASPAA's clinic curriculum, is specifically designed for high school P.A. announcers," commented Jeff Kurtz, NASPAA Board Member, P.A. Announcer for Kent State University. "Our curriculum is the foundation for a large portion of the national leadership training course that the NASPAA developed for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association entitled, Athletic Administration: Management of Game and Event Announcing. Because we have relationships with the organizations that are responsible for conducting athletic programs at the state and national levels, we are in a position to deliver programs that meet their needs as well as the needs of P.A. announcers."
NASPAA clinicians are NCAA Division I P.A. announcers or professional stadium announcers. P.A. announcers from the following universities and professional teams have served as clinicians.