My Partner with My Readiness Coach?



Pacers Athletic Center partnering with My Readiness Coach was a no-brainer. The chance to help our athletes navigate the college planning and recruitment process is exciting and we believe it enhances the overall experience of being an athlete at Pacers Athletic Center. With our athletic expertise and My Readiness Coach's college and career programs, many young athletes will get the opportunity to attain the future they desire.


Mason Hankins

Director of Marketing 

Pacers Athletic Center 


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 August


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? August 5, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Why 9th - Grade Matters for Student-Athletes? August 14th at 4:00 p.m.
  • Building your College Recruiting Team, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meeting 9th - Grade NCAA Core Course Requirements, August 19th at 6:30 p.m.
10th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • NCAA Registration for 10th - Grade Student-Athletes, August 10th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Is It Time to Start worrying about College Recruiting? August 15th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Understanding NCAA College Prep and Core Courses, August 21st at 7:30 p.m.Eastern Time \
11th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • Finalizing your Top Five Schools (Parts I, and II) August 17th, 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • New NCAA Eligibility Requirements, August 14th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Why Taking Challenging Courses Important? August 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Building a College Admissions Testing Plan (SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT) August 24th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
12th - Grade Student-Athletes Webinars:
  • Understanding Sports Agents and Advisors August 21st, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.p.m Eastern Time
  • NCAA SAT and ACT Score Requirements for Academic Year 2021 -2022, August 23rd, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
  • NCAA Grade Point Average Requirements, August 28th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • What is the Difference Between the NCAA Three Divisions? August 30th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. eastern Time.


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