Public address announcers perform an important task at high school sporting events – to inform the fans in attendance and to help set an educational atmosphere for the game.  Their job is not to be the entertainer we often see at collegiate or professional events.

The MHSAA is an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers,  supports the NASPAA’s Code of Conduct and conducts clinics for member school announcers based on its training manual – The Voice Above The Crowd.

This page is dedicated to providing various resources for school public address announcers, and being a central location in which scripts for regular-season play and MHSAA Tournaments can be found.


NEW RESOURCE - Free Online Course for Public Address Announcers


There is a free online course provided by the National Federation and the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcer that would be helpful for new and experienced PA announcers.  You can find free this course at -

Regular-Season Scripts - Includes Emergency Preparedness & The PA Announcer

MHSAA Tournament Scripts - Includes Emergency Preparedness & The PA Announcer

(For District through Semifinal Round Play – Posted the week before Tournament begins - Finals scripts will be sent directly to sites)

PA Announcer Best Practices Guides

(Adapted from NASPAA/MHSAA Clinic – 1/6/18)

Other Resources

Audio Files For PA System Playback
MP3 Files - Right click to Save; Left Click to Preview

Sportsmanship Promos
No Right To Abuse Officials  (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
Pull Off The Whistle  (:30)  (Posted 8-15-19)
We Need Fewer Officials In The Stands (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
Four-Lane Highway - Stay In Your Lane (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
Sportsmanship Is Still Relevant (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)

Value Of Multiple Sports Participation
Have You Seen The Video?  (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
5 Reasons For Multi-Sport Participation (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
5 More Reasons For Multi-Sport Participation (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
Multi-Sport Participation Is Cross Training For Life (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
The Why's Of Multi-Sport Participation (:60) (Posted 8-20-18)

Officials Recruitment Promos
Give Back As An Official (:30) (Posted 8-17-17)
Traits of Officials (:30) (Posted 8-17-17)
Help Wanted-Just Whistle/Average Official is 52 Years Old (:60) (Posted-9-16-16)
Help Wanted-Just Whistle/Five-Sport Official (:60) (Posted 9-16-16)

Health Topics
Student Mental Health Resources  (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
Did You Hear The News?   (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
Health & Safety Page @ MHSAA.COM (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)

MHSAA General Promos
Michigan Power Ratings   (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
Pixellot Games On MHSAA.TV   (:30) (Posted 8-15-19)
Coaches Advancement Program (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
New Transfer Rule (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
Support Your Local High School Athletic Program (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)
Parents Resources @ MHSAA.COM (:30) (Posted 8-20-18)


The Story of High School Sports
From The National Federation of State High School Associations  

Posted 9-2-21
What's Your Favorite Memory (:60)
The Power of You (:60)
Simple Math (:30)
Lost and Found (:60)
A Simple Favor (:60)







MHSAA WinterTourna