I got to spend this past saturday checking out two brand new professional sports teams in DC. I spend lots of my free nights and weekends playing Ultimate Frisbee and was very excited to go to not one but 2 professional ultimate frisbee games this past weekend. The day started with the DC Breeze vs. the Toronto Rush in the AUDL. Then the nightcap was the DC Current vs. the Philadelphia Spinners in the MLU. This second game was where the big data comes in. I had not really thought about how much a professional ultimate team might want to look at statistics. I assumed, they tracked who scored and how many fouls a player committed. I found out that they actually are tracking even more. A few friends were hired on as statisticians for the Current game. The data points being collected was amazing. For those of you who have never seen a high level Ultimate Frisbee game, the action is non stop and very similar to watching a soccer game. This is a pretty cool highlight video. One of my friends had the job of writing down every player number for every pass. Another friend had to click on a virtual field and show where every pass landed. All of these data points have to be combined and then dug through right now by the team coaches. The goal is to collect enough data and then determine what stats they really want and then have someone code how to calculate all the info.