Pino's Sports Academy
Aspire to Inspire!
Reach your highest potential physically and in your sport! The professionals at Pino's Sports Academy will customize a program that is fit for you or your team! Our certified staff will bring a wide range of expertise to their training and fitness commitments, helping to make Pino's Sports Academy a world class sports program.
Enrick "Pino" Baltazar
Program Director/Head Coach
Known as "Pino, like the wine," Enrick founded Pino's Sports Academy in September 2019. Prior to coaching, Pino attended Notre Dame where he achieved all honors, completing his degree in Exercise Science. He continued his education at Concordia University Chicago, earning Magna Cum Laude with a Master's degree in Human Movement Science. Pino is now on his way to completing his Doctorate degree! Coach holds many certifications, including Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Personal Training under the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a licensed USA Basketball Coach as well as a JRNBA Coach. Coach Pino has worked alongside many professional athletes including Derrick Rose, Paul George, Dwyane Wade, Elena DellaDonne, Jimmy Butler, Jabari Parker, Khalil Mack, and Cheyenne Parker. Well known for his "in the gym range," throughout the Chicago circuit, Coach Pino's main goal is to touch the lives of as many people he can worldwide. Pino plans to use PSA as a means to fund camps and clinics for athletes who may not be able to afford training exercise.
Christian Orbito is a Plainfield South HS graduate. Coach Christian played 4 years for the Cougars. He is energetic and very passionate about teaching the youth respect. As an assistant coach, Christian strives to teach young athletes the game of basketball but also use basketball to teach life lessons such as listening and being leaders. Currently, Coach is training to continue his basketball career back in the Philippines! Coach Christian recently started his own reselling shoe business, CO KICKZ and plans to grow alongside Pino's Sports Academy!
Assistant Coach/Lead Mentor
Coach Mike is a former UAAP standout, graduating from the University of the Philippines. He was the team captain for UP Diliman's Men's Varsity Basketball team from 2010-2013. He played in the PBA DLeague for 3 years under Powerade, Fruitas and Cafe France. He comes back home to Chicago and leads the Men's open division for Chicago's FBA Intercity Tournament, taking home the title and MVP honors. Coach Mike joins our PSA family to mentor the youth the fundamentals to development plus strength and conditioning , as he graduated with a Sports Science degree. Coach Mike wants to instill and teach what he has learned playing at the highest level to the youth and future college athletes, so they can not only use what they learn on the court, but also learn respect and patience basketball gives outside the court.
Charity and Mentorship Coordinator
Arthur Holloway joins our family to coordinate charity and fundraising events for Pino's Sports Academy and the community. Arthur has worked with JRNBA, Chicago Bulls Charities and other Community Relations programs throughout the Chicagoland area. Arthur will also plan our mentorship program, where the staff will assist in our athletes furthering their education by teaching them skills like filling out college or job applications.
Lead Brand Ambassador
We are lucky to have Simon Enciso as part of our PSA family! Simon is a Bay Area native who played and attended Notre Dame de Namur University alongside Coach Pino! Many of our young hoopers today may know Simon from the YouTube series, "In The Lab" and "Ten000hours." Simon is the starting guard for TNT Katropa in the PBA. He is our lead brand ambassador and has inspired many of our athletes and staff! He joined our family in hopes to continue to inspire young athletes around the world that you can achieve anything in life with dedication and hard work. Simon is the epitome of our goal to aspire to inspire!