• Edwin Pellot-Rosa

    Number of years coaching: 10 years

    What inspired you to become a basketball coach? I realized my calling to help others overcome barriers that hold them back from a truly joyful and satisfying athletic experience.

    The more I coached, the more I learned, and the more I developed my inherent coaching skills. You see, I enjoy transforming anxiety, depression, and poor self-esteem into self-confidence.

    What qualities do you hope to instill in your players?

    Positive attitude.
    Tireless work-ethic.
    Genuine support and happiness of others.
    Fitness and healthy lifestyle.
    Emphasis and focus on intelligence

    How would you describe your coaching style? My coaching style is about inspiring my team, building their confidence, and teaching them the skills they need in order to develop and work together successfully while ensuring they feel supported along the way.

    I rely on having good communication and social skills - as constructive feedback is important in this leadership style - also encouraging brainstorming and problem solving tactics. With a strong focus on goals, personal and group development, and outcomes.

    Describe one of your most successful moments as a youth sports coach. Coaching a group of first time ballers. Making it to the semi-final game. Inspiring the comeback from a huge deficit in that semi-final game, but came up short due to time running out.

    But seeing the team gain confidence in themselves and their ability to come together as a team was inspiring. To believe in one another and trust each other in crucial moments was priceless.

    How do you think the basketball tournament will benefit local players? This event will benefit youth as it will increase the pace and speed to which the game of basketball is currently played.

    Through social media and marketing of their event it should give the athletes the necessary confidence and boost to have a desire to take their basketball to levels they never thought were possible.