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.