So last week at Wimbledon Viktor Troicki was playing Novak Djokovic and someone yelled out to Viktor that he should serve to Novak’s backhand. He did exactly that and won the point. Coincidence? Perhaps, but the dude in the crowd obviously saw something that Victor didn’t.
Arguably, the punter doesn’t know as much as the coach but what about the collective knowledge of the crowd. I’m not just talking about the crowd at the venue but everyone watching the event via TV or online. There is a tremendous opportunity for a sporting team to engage its fans via crowdsourced coaching. Currently, some teams engage pre and post events via social media for fixture advertising and ‘best on ground’ polls but rarely do organisations engage their fans during the match. Continue reading