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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coaching Via Web Video

The online community at Upmygame helps athletes gain advice from professional coaches and other users. At sign-up, participants are asked to specify whether they're an ‘athlete’ or a ‘coach’, although both parties can give and receive advice. Critiquing takes place via short videos uploaded by athletes, containing footage of them practicing their chosen sport—anything from football to yoga. Frame-by-frame playback allows for precise commentary in the form of diagrams and text.