“As a staff, we made a conscious effort and commitment that we would not focus on what we DON’T have. Rather, we were going to focus on what we DO have. Once we began focusing on what we had, we realized we had the right people so we had everything we needed to start changing the culture.” – Read More

12-Year-Old Burnout

“Our sincere hope is that this phenomenon called “12-year-old burnout” will soon be regarded as an anomaly of the past.” – Read More

A Common Language

“For a team to achieve at it’s highest level, everyone needs to be on the same page and using the same vocabulary. A common language will help align the sails.” – Read More

A Life Well-Lived

“There is no greater testimony and verification of a life well-lived than the life altering acknowledgments from so many others.” – Read More

A Poor Definition of Fun

“We have to beg kids to go outside and play — for one hour a day. That would have been the equivalent of being grounded when I was growing up.” – Read More

AED for Life

“The issues we faced as a team couldn’t be solved by punishing them and turning our practices into a track meet. It took a plan that implemented strategies from all three dimensions.” – Read More

Back to the Dinner Table

“Enriching team unity is one of the building blocks of the 3D model and this provided an opportunity to achieve that by strengthening and widening the team’s relationship web.” – Read More

Be The Best You Can Be

“If you neglect any aspect of your being, that would be by definition to not be the best you can be!” – Read More

Building a Culture of Trust

“To establish a culture of trust, it’s helpful to think about how trust needs to work for an athlete in 3 directions: upward, inward and outward.” – Read More

Building the Perfect Player

“If we could build the perfect player, what would they look like? What are the five or six most important traits they should possess?” – Read More

Diminishing Problems by Investing in the Right Solutions

“As a leader in the sports world, we need you to be PROACTIVE instead of reactive when it comes to keeping sports on the right track in your community.” – Read More

Dynamite Delivery

“It just takes a few well spoken words of sincere encouragement to make a monumental difference in the life of a young athlete.” – Read More

Favorite Course Reviews

“As coaches embark upon a journey of understanding the 3D framework, they begin to discern with clarity their transformational purpose.” – Read More

Five More Minutes

“Unlike the current model of structured practice that can at times be methodical and boring for kids, play was exactly what we wanted it to be, because there was no one there to tell us what to do.” – Read More

From Grit to Greatness

“Grit may waver, but it will never quit. It may become disheartened, but will never lose its optimistic outlook. It may even fall down, but will always get back up.” – Read More

Frustrated Coaches

“Power can and will be abused, so it’s important to remember that positional power is not the same as the power that comes from relational trust.” – Read More

Get In The Stream

“Leaders that consistently go out and get into the stream of their people when it is not required send two strong messages: 1.) what you are doing matters and 2.) you matter.” – Read More

Goals vs. Purpose

“We must see purpose beyond our goals because every goal will eventually become a piece of history. ” – Read More

Great Power Requires Great Character

“Great POWER requires great CHARACTER for it to be a blessing and not a curse.” – Read More


“The helicopter approach to governing our kids’ lives doesn’t seem to be working out so well for the kids!” – Read More

Influencing the Influencers

“Through her negativity, she demanded that I show her I cared. Once I did, she was willing to give me her best.” – Read More

Investing in the Culture You Want to Create

“You must invest in the culture you want to create. This may require a new perspective on how you use the resources you have.” – Read More

Just Let Them Play!

“What are we doing systemically wrong that 75% of the kids quit sports after a few short years?” – Read More

Keep The Dream Alive

“MLK’s dream was for a day when people would be judged by the content of their character, not by the content of a caricature.” – Read More

Leading For Change

“Very few things have the capacity to stunt our growth like an attitude of contentment does.” – Read More

Let’s Talk About My Feelings

“Coach “Raz” made everyone feel important. She cared about her player’s feelings—and now, despite that faint Bobby Knight voice in my head, so do I.” – Read More

Locker Room Talk

“If our sports culture is part of the problem, then as 3Dimensional Coaches we have the responsibility to be part of the solution.” – Read More

Make Mission

“Imagine if every coach was tightly aligned under the same mission of influence on young people.” – Read More

Mastering Emotions

“Don’t be mastered BY your emotions. Define your “WHY” and allow your purpose to reign OVER your emotions.” – Read More

Motivation: The Essence of Coaching

“A coach is somebody who gets people to do what they DON’T want to do in order to obtain that which they DO want to obtain.” – Read More

Never Stop Chasing

“…the relentless pursuit of dreams, even if we never realize them, is what makes us who we are.” – Read More

One Good Bounce

“Have you ever been that close to a lifelong dream, so close you could literally taste it? It is an exhilarating yet uneasy feeling as a coach, because you personally cannot just make it happen.” – Read More

Podcast: 90% Mental Podcast Featuring Wes Simmons

“Check out this great podcast from @gfpmindset to learn more about #3DCoaching” – Listen

Podcast: Rounding the Bases with Joel Goldberg: Featuring Jeff Duke

“Check out this great podcast from @goldbergkc to learn more about #3DCoaching” – Listen

Podcast: Coach Stone Podcast Featuring Wes Simmons

“Check out this great podcast from @Coach_Stone_MT to learn more about #3DCoaching” – Listen

Powerbrokers of Sport

“The best leaders understand that the power they possess should be kept in balance with an attitude of humility and a posture of serving.” – Read More

Questions to Ask

“In the 21st century, a key to great leadership is a strategy to capture hearts. So, what is your STRATEGY?” – Read More

Raising Your Level

“When the level of joy in a program increases, the athletes’ collective attitude and effort will elevate with it.” – Read More

Recovering Honor in Sport

“If you don’t teach and model honor and respect for all then you are assuming that every home environment is teaching and modeling it for your athletes.” – Read More

Reigniting the Fire

“There has never been a more difficult time to coach than right now. There has never been a more rewarding time to coach than right now either! However, we must first help coaches define WHY they coach.” – Read More

Research and Development

“It’s painful to admit that I made a very regrettable decision regarding a young man who I considered to be out of shape. When he couldn’t meet my first dimension standards and I felt he couldn’t help us win games…” – Read More

Rights vs. Responsibilities

“In a transformational culture, athletes should understand that seniority and athletic success does not earn them more RIGHTS. ” – Read More

Seeing With New Eyes

“The 3D Coaching framework helps coaches see their athletes with new eyes in a new way.” – Read More

Short Sighted Vision

“As coaches when we allow ourselves to be consumed by a singular goal like winning, we fail to develop the whole player and build a culture that teaches so much more than how to win” – Read More

Show Me A Good Loser

One of Vince Lombardi’s most famous quotes is, “show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.” Most are unfamiliar with the second half of his loser quote… – Read More


“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” – John Wooden – Read More

Sisters & Daughters

“Not once did I get the cold shoulder or irate email from a parent following a game. Ironically the more I consider and treat parents as allies, the more support I seem to gain from them.” – Read More

Spiderman’s Creed

Like Spiderman and his Marvel Universe colleagues, power can be used for good or evil. The sports universe doesn’t automatically build character, but coaches who use their power for good do. – Read More

Strength in Diversity

“Coach, in your experience would you say the teams that had the best chemistry were the teams that had the most diverse roster?” The coach didn’t even have to think about. His immediate response was “absolutely.” – Read More

Take More Risks

“The bottom line is this. If we never take any risks, we will never achieve our dreams.” – Read More

The 3D Coaching Success Factor

“The culture you establish must have the factors of success, within the 3D Framework, woven throughout it.” – Read More

The Biggest Game of Our Life

“When we sift through the pandemic’s path of destruction and look deep inside the pitch black cloud overhead we see a textbook example of life imitating athletics. ” – Read More

The conspiracy theory of being a good coach…

“Being a good coach is the result of taking intentional action. I submit these three characteristics as a possible framework for the evaluating where you could become a better coach…” – Read More

The Dark Side of Glory

“When you start getting your life right you start getting your relationships right.” – Read More

The Formula for Change

“All growth requires change. All change requires a growth mindset. Change is uncomfortable. Therefore all meaningful change is a process. The process we like to use is called the “Formula for Change.” – Read More

The “IT” Factor

“You could say that these coaches had the “it” factor.” – Read More

The Magic Bullet for Happiness

“The clearer we can state our purpose, the more accurately we can pursue it, and the more powerful its effect.” – Read More

The Missing Link

When it comes to winning that elusive (for all but one team) championship, there can be no missing element in the team chemistry formula. – Read More

The Second Parent

There is something about our transition from childhood to adolescence that changes our parents from “heroes” to “villains.” – Read More

Transactional vs. Transformational Coaching

“Transactional coaching is focused on actions. It’s about performance. Transformational coaching is focused on the person.” – Read More

Uncharted Waters

“We demand our athletes get out of their comfort zone, but sometimes we are unable to do it ourselves.” – Read More

Understanding is the Basis of Care

“If we don’t know the purpose of something, we will misuse it, abuse it, and/or frustrate the original purpose of it.” – Read More

Using the 3D Framework to Teach Non-Cognitive Skills

“Non-cognitive skills have been shown through research to be excellent predictors of numerous successful life outcomes such as academic achievement, workplace performance, and leadership effectiveness.” – Read More

What’s Your Story?

“We are not wired to remember details, but we do remember stories. If you want people to remember your message, you need to tell them a story.” – Read More

When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

“My players have heard many tales of how what they are experiencing will benefit them later in life. Now that one of those life lessons had kicked down my front door, it was now time for the coach to walk the talk.” – Read More

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