Summer Discovery Middle School Enrichment Programs at UCLA
Fantasy Football: By the Numbers
The fantasy sports market is estimated to be an almost $20 billion dollar industry, with an anticipated jump to ~$50 billion by 2027. With the football segment's leading market share, approximately 40 million Americans play fantasy football. But don’t be fooled, fantasy football is not for the faint of heart, and according to a study done by M.I.T., fantasy football is not a game of luck, but a game of skill. Join us as we explore why fantasy football has driven a significant rise in interest in high-level mathematics and computer science. Fantasy football players with advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, and computer science apply algorithms and advanced statistics to make strategic moves, such as player selection and team management - including draft picks and deciding what players to bench and when. There is a true science to creating a competitive edge. Whether you’re a tremendous sports fan or are just driven by anything you can wrap an algorithm around – this course is a fun and engaging way to learn how to apply strategic analysis to this growing sports subculture and thriving online community. Who has what it takes to claim bragging rights?
- Jun 23 - Jul 12: Residential Program - $8,899
- Jun 24 - Jul 11: Commuter Program - $4,199