Seminole County Sports Tourism Announces Partnership with Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Lights. Camera. Sports Action! Beginning in January 2020, Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting, in collaboration with Seminole County’s Sports Tourism Division, will provide students with hands on opportunities to research, report and literally get on the field to cover youth sporting events held at the Boombah Sports Complex, Boombah Soldiers Creek Park, Sylvan Lake Park, Sanlando Park and other parks throughout the County.
Students enrolled in Full Sail’s Sportscasting degree program will be provided the opportunity to cover a wide variety of sporting events including, but not limited to, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, football, and other various youth national tournaments and championships. On field event experiences with these large sports tourism events will introduce the students not only to the fundamentals of sports reporting, but to one of the fastest growing segments in the sports tourism industry.
During the course of the collaboration between Seminole County and Full Sail, students within the Sportscasting degree program will be able to put into practice the various elements they are learning in the classroom including: practical aspects of content creation, interviewing, methods of storytelling on multimedia platforms, vocal training for sportscasting, sportscasting at live sporting events both on camera and behind the scenes, press conference organization, broadcast technology, and creation of innovative multi-media communication content.
At the completion of event assignments, Full Sail can provide the county with event recap videos and still images captured and created by the students. Some of which may be used in promotional video or photography as part of the larger efforts to help showcase the destination and the various sports complexes throughout the County. This opportunity not only adds to the educational benefit of the students, but also provides experience to the visiting teams and coaches by giving those teams and coaches the opportunity to work with media.
Danny Trosset, Sports Tourism Manager for Seminole County, will work with Full Sail faculty to help coordinate the students’ learning experience by working with sports event organizers and program partners to help provide the Full Sail team with access to sporting events by facilitating meetings with participating athletes, coaches, and event organizers.
“We are extremely excited about the partnership with Orlando North Seminole County Sports and Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting,” said Danny Trosset, Director of Sports Tourism for Seminole County. “It’s all about creating a memorable experience for the athletes, coaches, and fans, all while enhancing educational opportunities for the next generation of sportscasters. This unique partnership will allow us to do exactly that. The content gathered by the students from events will help us further showcase our destination and our state-of-the-art facilities, in addition to showcasing the talented students being educated right here in Central Florida. This is a game changer for Seminole County, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this initiative. We are looking forward to working with the Full Sail team on growing this partnership.”
“Providing our students with real-world educational opportunities is at the very core of our university and our Sportscasting degree program,” said Gus Ramsey, Program Director of Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. “By allowing our students to have access to cover a wide variety of youth sports at the Boombah Sports Complex, we are enabling the next generation of sportscasters to hone their skills in real time while turning around edited highlight packages under a deadline. This truly reflects the kind of experience one has working in local markets and for other entities (websites, etc). For me that’s the big win for our students. They get to experience a day that will actually replicate a day in the industry.”
Since the Boombah Sports Complex opened in fiscal year 2015/16, the county has hosted an overarching total of 200 events there alone, bringing in more than 500,000 visitors to the complex which has generated over 58,000 hotel rooms and $80 million dollars in economic impact to Seminole County over the past 3½ years. In the 2019/2020 fiscal year, these numbers are projected to increase even more, with an anticipated 100+ sports tournaments at the Complex and various Parks countywide contributing to an additional estimated economic impact of more than $46 million dollars.
Attached is a link to a schedule of sports tournament events for 2020. http://playorlandonorth.com/events.
For more information about Seminole County and its game changing sports venues, please call 407-665-2902 or visit www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County serves up nationally-recognized venues for youth, collegiate and amateur sports tournaments, along with nature-based recreation, eclectic dining, a booming micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals, events and sports tournaments. With over 2,000 waterways, visitors discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor pursuits from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers, to air boating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. Recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Sports Tourism Award from the Florida Parks and Recreation Association, Seminole County proudly presents an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County in Sanford. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4. Here overnight guests save 30% on accommodations compared to Orlando and nearby beachfront hotels. All this, and it’s less than an hour’s drive to area theme parks and beaches. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its 40-year history, including most recently: One of the 2019 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the 2019 “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine, and the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges also named Full Sail the 2019 “School/College of the Year.”
Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 70,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.