Sports Management Summer Program | EXPLO at Yale
Explo - Learning Through Exploration

Your Career — Their Advice. The Best in the Field Come to EXPLO.

Since 1976, EXPLO has
reached 80,000 students from
50 states and 93 countries
around the world.

We Don’t Put Classroom Walls Around Learning

Every day at EXPLO is intentionally designed so that learning doesn’t end when classes do. Each activity, every encounter is an open-ended opportunity for discovery and growth.

Partners + Advisors

When you come to EXPLO, we connect you with some of the most brilliant minds in the field. These remarkable individuals lend depth and perspective to your work; answer your questions about careers; and help shape your experience throughout the program.


From the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning until your head hits the pillow at lights out, every day at EXPLO is jam-packed with courses, entertainment, trips, and fun!

Teaching +

Our year-round staff works for 10 months every off-season to develop curriculum and programming that will knock your socks off. (Unless you’re in the science lab, where closed-toe shoes are required.)


    Past Trip Highlight: Gillette Stadium Tour and Game

    Head to Gillette Stadium, home of NFL’s New England Patriots Football franchise, to connect with Chris Starck, Director of Corporate Sponsorships for Kraft Sports, regarding key insights sports management. After, stay into the evening to see a New England Revolution soccer match up-close and personal.


    Course Highlight: Pawsox Presentations

    Have an opportunity to pitch your business plan to up the franchise of minor league baseball to the big leagues themselves: PawSox executives, including PawSox president Charles Steinberg.


    Guest Speaker: Jennifer Condaras, Big East Conference

    Ask one-on-one questions with Jennifer Condaras, Assistant Commissioner for Compliance at the NAACP's Big East Conference and author of “Daily Compliance Item,” in roundtable class discussion.


    Course Highlight: Step Up to the Negotiation Table

    Interests assessments. Emotional literacy. Problem analysis. Risk weighting. Finding the win-win. Employ these elements as you take on your opponent.


    Guest Speaker: Domonique Foxworth, NFL Player and NBPA

    Roleplay sports business negotiations with Domonique Foxworth, former NFL football player and current Chief Operating Officer of the NBPA.


    Trip Highlight: Boston Celtics Headquarters

    Convene with Celtics directors David Sparks and Remy Cofield to discuss recent acquisitions and the future of analytics in the NBA before shooting around on the hardwood at the Celtics’ practice courts.

  • Course Highlight: Negotiation Skills

    Role-play as agents, athletes, and companies, learning about the business and social tactics of hardball negotiation.


    Guest Speaker: Matthew Volk, ESPN

    Join Matthew Volk, Director of Programming and Acquisitions for ESPN, in conversation about his experience with ESPN and how sports media outlets connect with players, teams, and journalists.


    Main Event: Irrelephant!

    Head out to the Old Campus Quad for a night of Top 40 singalongs performed by Irrelephant!, a band embedded in New England’s local music scene.

EXPLO Reinvented the Learning Experience.
We Continue to Do So — Every Day

From the halls of MIT to the minds of curious young people from across the U.S. and around the world, learning through exploration combines an array of experiences — from hands-on courses and workshops to outdoor activities and weekend trips — that transform the way students engage with the world. More than 40 years later, EXPLO continues to reinvent the learning experience. Educators, nonprofits, and corporate leaders alike now seek EXPLO’s knowledge and expertise in engaged learning, critical making, and design thinking to drive their organizations forward.

EXPLO is short for Exploration. Each
summer, 90% of students choose
to attend our Exploration Programs.
How to Choose Your Program

This opportunity was bigger than I expected. It completely exceeded my expectations. This experience felt so much more professional [than other sports management programs I’ve participated in] and I had to live up to what these executives expected of me. It really raised the game and made me work a thousand times harder. And when a professional, not just a teacher, is hearing your words and taking notes — actually considering your ideas — that feels really meaningful.

Say Hello!

For many families, attending an info meeting in your local area or on one of our campuses is a great way to get a feel for what a summer at EXPLO has to offer. Meet our Executive Director, Head of Programs, or Director of Admission, ask questions, and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO