My Readiness Coach and Pacers Athletic Center Grand Park


The My Readiness Coach and Pacers Athletic Center Grand Park Series of Sports portals are designed to help potential high school athletes prepare for the rigors of becoming eligible to play college sports at all levels while meeting all of the college admissions criteria.


​Do you want to play college sports? My Readiness Coach/ Pacers Athletics Center sports portal is full of resources for athletes and families to help you learn how to get recruited and find an athletic scholarship. while becoming eligible. Whether you are just getting started and need to begin contacting college coaches or want to make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements before you head out on your first official visit, this program can answer every question.


​​If you are an aspiring high school student-athlete looking for a scholarship, it is not only essential to know how to get recruited and the best ways to stand out, but also which athletic association is the right fit for you. By learning the difference between the NCAA, NAIA, and the Junior/Community.


Student-Athletes Financial Success Outcomes


Not every student-athlete will receive a full scholarship to a major Division I or II program. At My Readiness Coach/Pacer Athletic Center Grand Park we pride ourselves with the total completion of all required financial aid paperwork per the student-athletes State of residency. The following outcomes were achieved with our student-athletes working year-round with the team of advisors from My Readiness Coach over a 5-year period.

  • FAFSA Federal Grants: $24,779,760
  • State Grants: $20,806,500
  • College Work-Study: $11,560,700
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants: (SEOG) $6,690,100
  • Federal Subsidized Student Loans: $ 13,200,000
  • Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans: $ 8,317,445
  • Perkins Loans: $ 14,700,000
  • Parent Plus Loans: $ 8,317,445
  • College Application Fee Waivers: $1,650,980
  • College Tuition Deposit Waivers: $1,070,985
  • College Housing Waivers: $1,390,580
  • Four-Year Academic Scholarships: $31,984,800
  • Junior/Community College Scholarships: $ 17,700,955
  • Division I, II Athletic Scholarships: $ 11,560,875
  • Division III Academic Scholarships: $3,000,000
  • NAIA Academic Scholarships: $8,980,355

The total amount of scholarships and financial aid awarded to student-athletes that participated in the My Readiness Coach program is $ 184,320,940.


Meet the Founder

Cass C. Wright M.S., CEO, and founder of My Readiness Coach works tirelessly on behalf of all students and their families. Cass believes that all students should have the opportunity to attend some form of post-secondary education and that parents and mentors should have access to comprehensive information at an affordable price allowing them to make informed decisions.

These beliefs surrounding education were developed throughout the decade that Cass spent as a middle/high school Assistant Principal, and the Program Coordinator of the Educational Talent Search program. Educational Talent Search is a national TRIO program that supports students as early as Kindergarten through 12th grade throughout their journey to attend some form of post-secondary education with full funding in hand.

​​Background & STATS

·   B.S. in Education, Gannon University

·   Master’s in Education, Edinboro University

·   Worked as a Program Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Educational Talent Search Program (a Federal TRIO Program)

·   Assisted over 3,500 students through the post-secondary process and secured over $190 million in scholarships and financial aid.

Cass also worked as a high school and middle school assistant principal as well as a high school basketball coach.

Factors to consider when researching college sports programs


For each college that you are considering, you may want to gain an understanding of the quality of the athletic programs and coaching staff and how participating in athletics will affect your overall college experience. Please view this presentation that will give you an overview of some of the important information you should consider when building your list of schools to research.

 

9th - Grade through 12th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars for Month of June


You must be a program participant in order to participate in our grade-level webinars.

Parents and Student-athletes, please make sure to register for all webinars that interest you because seating is limited to the first 500 student-athletes that sign up.

9th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • How to get Recruiting for College Sports? June 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Why 9th - Grade Matters for Student-Athletes? June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
  • Building your Four - Year Plan, June 7th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Understanding 9th - Grade NCAA Core Course Requirements, June 7th at 8:00 p.m.
10th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • NCAA Registration for 10th - Grade Student-Athletes, June 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Is It Time to Start worrying about College Recruiting? June 10th at 5:00 p.m.
  • NCAA Amateur Certification Process, June 11th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Understanding NCAA College Prep Courses, June 14th at 6:00 p.m.
11th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • Finalizing your Top Five Schools (Parts I, and II)
  • New NCAA Eligibility Requirements, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Why Taking Challenging Course at Important? June 15th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Building a College Admissions Testing Plan (SAT and ACT) June 17th at 7:00 p.m.
12th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • Understanding Agents and Advisors June 5th, 2021 at 4:00p.m
  • NCAA SAT and ACT Score Requirements for Academic Year 2021 -2022, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.
  • NCAA GPA Requirements, June, 12th at 6:00 p.m.
  • What are the NCAA Division I Requirements? June 16th at 7:00 p.m.
  • What are NCAA Division II Requirements? June 21st at 7:00 p.m.

9th - 12th Grade Parents Webinars:


9th - Grade Parents Webinars:
  • 9th - Grade Parents: Academic Standards for Initial eligibility, June 18th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Process of College Recruiting (Parts I and II) June 19th, at 12:00 p.m.
  • 9th - Grade NCAA Core Course Requirements, June 4th, at 6:00 p.m.
10th - Grade Parents Webinars:
  • Playing Division I or II Sports Eligibility Requirements, June 14th, at 7:00 p.m.
  • NCAA Registration for 10th - Grade Student-Athletes, June 10th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Understanding the Three Division of the NCAA, June 11th at 5:00 p.m.
11th - Grade Parent Webinars:
  • 11th - Grade Core Course Requirements, June 12th at 1:00 p.m.
  • How to Determine the Level of Sports your Teen Can Play? June 21st at 6:00 p.m.
  • Getting Recruited to Play at an NCAA, NAIA, or Junior College, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
12th - Grade Parents Webinars:
  • NCAA Core Course Requirements for 12th - Graders, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
  • NCAA and NAIA SAT and ACT Test Score Requirements for 2021 - 2022, June 24th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Understanding the College Admissions and College Application Process, June 25th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Diploma Double Check, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.



College Admissions


As a student-athlete, it is important to understand that college admissions are all about finding a school that is the right fit for you. As a future applicant, you are looking for an environment where you can thrive academically and personally. It is the job of an admissions officer to identify students who will make great additions to a unique campus community. The admissions department will evaluate you based on your academics and college admissions testing and not your athletic abilities.

Financial aid & Scholarships


Many families are shocked by a college's sticker price. It is important to understand that not every student-athlete will receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports there are several ways to help you pay for your college education. While the price of tuition along with room and board can be overwhelming, college financial aid can make higher education affordable for any student-athlete.

College Transition


When student-athletes think of what to expect the first year of college, culture shock probably does not come to mind. Nonetheless, that is what many student athletes’ step into. Becoming a college student-athlete feels like learning to live in a foreign country. People do the same things there, more or less, as they do at home, but differently. That is why the college transition during those early weeks and months is not always a smooth road.

Parents and Mentors


As a parent or mentor of a student-athlete, you play a pivotal role in helping your student-athlete understand how to prepare for college in high school.

The sooner you start supporting an environment of learning and encouraging success in high school, the better your student athletes’ chances will be when it comes time to submit college applications and possibly earn an athletic scholarship.

To find out what you need to do, sign your student-athlete up for the My Readiness Coach/ Pacers Athletic Center Grand Park College and Career Readiness Program. Remember, that every student-athlete is different, and some teens may have different ideas about college. We help you foster support, but also show your student-athlete that they have many options available depending on their interests in college and the different sports programs.

Playing NCAA Division I, II, III Sports


Playing NCAA Division, I, II, III Sports


 We work with student-athletes in grades 6th – 12th on every aspect of college and career readiness. If you are serious about playing college sports someday, you will also need to understand what the requirements are for you to become eligible to receive a full athletic scholarship to the school of your dreams.


Program Offerings:

  • College Admissions Process
  • College Admissions Testing Requirements (SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT Testing)
  • College Admissions Essay Preparedness
  • FAFSA and State Grant Completion
  • NCAA Core Course Readiness
  • NCAA Eligibility Requirements
  • NCAA Rules and Regulations
  • Information on Agents and Advisors
  • How to Land a Full NCAA Scholarship
  • Live Weekly Webinars on College and Career Readiness
  • How to Maintain Your Eligibility Throughout College


Playing at a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic School (NAIA)


Playing at a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic School (NAIA)


The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics gives student-athletes who were not offered a scholarship at Division I, II, or III level, the opportunity to continue playing beyond their high school careers. My Readiness Coach is designed to help potential student-athletes understand the requirements for attending an NAIA school while earning a scholarship.


Program Offerings:


Overview of the Admissions Requirements for all NAIA Schools

NAIA Eligibility Requirements

College Admissions Testing Requirements (SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT Testing)

College Admissions Essay Completion

College Application Completion

FAFSA and State Grant Completion

Student Loan Completion

College Transition

Weekly Live Webinars for College and Career Readiness


Playing Sports at a Community/ Junior College


The Mission of the NJCAA:


It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges. 

Program Offerings:

  • Understanding the admissions requirements.
  • Understanding the recruitment process.
  • Agents and advisors’ roles.
  • Role of the parent in the recruitment process.
  • College placement testing.
  • FAFSA and state grant completion.
  • Entrance counseling.
  • Master promissory note.
  • Work-study jobs.
  • College fee waiver assistance.
  • College application completion.
  • Transitioning into college.
  • College housing completion.
  • Live weekly webinars on college and career readiness.


Program Cost and Benefits

My Readiness Coach and Pacers Athletic Center Grand Park has created the most affordable college and career readiness program for all student-athletes at a cost of $250.00 dollars per year.

Benefits:

  • Over 190 million dollars in scholarships and financial aid has been awarded to students and student-athletes that used the program in year one.
  • Every student in the program went on to participate at either a Division I, II, III, or NAIA or junior college with funding in hand.
  • Student-athletes, parents, and mentors are guided based on a timeline for college and career readiness.
  • The program is based on a student-athlete grade level and not a one program fits all.
  • Student-athletes, parents, and mentors are also able to participate in live weekly webinars.
  • Total completion of all financial aid and scholarship paperwork.
  • College admissions testing preparation (SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT Exam.
  • Over 3,500-grade level videos, worksheets, and PDFs guiding each student-athlete through the process of college and career readiness.
  • Total understanding of all processes involved with the college planning process