The FTS YBC is organised in association with Eagle Sports Academy (ESA). ESA, which is the brainchild of the Director of Operations, Edwin Pellot-Rosa, was launched in October 2020. While basketball is the vehicle used to engage the youth into the Eagle Sports Academy, ESA’s ultimate goal is to assist athletes in discovering their identity through the development of complete athletes, coaches and sport administrators from grassroot to professional, by providing a structured, competitive and pro-growth atmosphere to foster a champion’s mindset.
Coach Ed competed in four years of collegiate basketball at Lee University and Tennessee Temple University (TTU). Since 2014, he has been the head basketball coach for the Cayman Islands Senior National Team. Under his leadership the Men’s National team earned its first FIBA international victory at the Caribbean Basketball Championship in the BVI and won consecutive Gold Medal titles at the Natwest Island Games in 2017 (Gotland, Sweden) and 2019 (Gibraltar).