3D Coaching Essentials Course


Course Description

This self-paced online course is an abbreviated version of our 3Dimensional Coaching training. It is designed to help coaches understand the “essentials” of the 3D framework. By taking this course, coaches gain access to:

  • 15 teaching modules
  • Short training videos that cover the basics (75 minutes)
  • Practical 2nd and 3rd Dimension strategies

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For a small investment of time and money, this course will familiarize you with our 3D Coaching training. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to continue your 3D Coaching journey by applying the full retail price of this course ($20.00) towards the registration fee of our full Course for Certification and/or College Credit.

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.84 / 5 Stars

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 11, 2018 I enjoyed taking this course to learn more about what makes a great coach and establish strong coach-player relationships. I am a communication student taking an athletic leadership class- and what the 3 dimension framework describes strongly correlates to what we are discussing in class.
Anne Moeder Other

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 11, 2018 Awesome
Douglas Bilodeau Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 8, 2018 I thought the course was excellent and subsequently I have signed up for the college course for masters credit because I want to learn more!
John Rounds Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 8, 2018 Well worth the time, and a great encouragement of what we should be focusing on as coaches. I have followed 3D coaching for some time, and have been aware of their connection with FCA, but this is the first time I really sat down and invested a few hours to dig a little deeper. THANK YOU for your investment in coaches and all whom they influence!
Wendell Smith Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 7, 2018 I went through this course once before a few years ago and enjoyed it then. However, I have been struggling with maintaining the proper perspective in my coaching career and decided to go through it again. It was a breath of fresh air to renew my joy in coaching. As an added bonus, it provided me with a couple of reminders/refreshers that I plugged into my practice plans right away.
Michael DeRoehn Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 7, 2018 I have compeleted a face to face 3D coaching course presented by Cal Barr. The videos provided reminders and some new ideas to try.
Dan Thewis Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 6, 2018 Fantastic overview of the full 3D course. Reinforces the main concepts from the entire course and was a great review for me.
Hugh Martin Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 5, 2018 This is a great over-view course and is a great place to start. I will definitely upgrade to the full certification class.
Nicholas DeGennaro Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 2, 2018 The course was very informative
Michael Dugas Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 1, 2018 This is outstanding information to get beyond level 1 and into deeper purpose of coaching and growing tomorrow's leaders.
Mark Holderbaum Administrator

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 1, 2018 This course gave me a great insight in to what 3Dimensional Coaching is and how to apply it to my coaching style. This is a great tool and resource for all coaches and I would highly recommend all coaches to go through the course.
Nick Crouse Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 1, 2018 I received the course as a thank you for filling out the intrinsic survey. I already completed the full certification course so the videos were all the same. I do think it is a great intro for those that have yet to commit to the full course.
Ron Volz Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ January 31, 2018 Very good course, but I would like the see the essentials course go into a little bit more detail about the implementation of 3D coaching.
Thomas Broxterman Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 30, 2018 Every youth football should take this course.
Anthony Stone Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ January 30, 2018 Would lik a workbook of strategies as noted above. Looking to have an easy reference tool.
Jim Haines Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 Absolutely tremendous. This should be required viewing not just for coaches of sports, but also arts instructors, music teachers, small group mentors, teachers, managers of teams and departments in business...
Brent Voight Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 The "framework" that is emphasized in 3 Dimensional Coaching allows coaches and administrators the freedom for adoption of additional materials that support the 3D philosophy.
Our program prepares college students in the area of coaching and administration at the interscholastic levels, middle and high school.
The 3D framework and philosophy address the physical, mental and spiritual/emotional student-athlete and coach development. Teacher/Coaches would do well to bring this practice into their classroom.
Deborah Cadorette Other

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 good practical points to use
mark kubacki Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 It was great. I cant wait to finish the book and put the thought into actions.
Kenny Hicks Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 28, 2018 great course
Aaron May Administrator

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 26, 2018 Awesome
Tim Elliott Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 26, 2018 This course gave me great insights and ideas to continue to improve with the most challenging parts of coaching. I can't wait to take the full course to begin implementing for the upcoming season. My passion for coaching and loving athletes has come alive again! Thank you 3D Coaching!
Natalie Anderson Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 25, 2018 It makes me think out of the box when looking out for helping my players to be better , and allowed me to see the simple things that i have forgot when i put competition as the main mather on our team .
Mario Bento Juniot Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 25, 2018 this was so very helpful. really enjoy it
David Moore Coach

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ January 24, 2018 Very good basic information that will leave you wanting to hear more.
Josh Ballard Coach


What does this course cover?

This course covers the basics of our 3Dimensional Coaching training. After you receive a basic introduction/overview, you will learn the “essentials” about the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Dimensions along with numerous practical Level 2 & 3 coaching strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Will I receive my 3D Coaching Certification by completing this course?

No. We only offer our certificate to individuals who have completed our full Course for Certification or College Credit

How long does this course take to complete?

You can work entirely at your own pace, but the course will take a minimum of 75 minutes to complete the video teachings.

Can I start and stop the training without losing my progress?

Yes. Each module takes an average of 5 minutes to complete. Once you mark a module complete, your progress will be saved and you can resume from that point if you decide to finish the training later.

I’m an administrator and I want ALL of my coaches to be trained in the Essentials Course. How do I get them enrolled?

Simply contact us and let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase. We will set up a unique code that will allow your coaches to enroll in the course at no cost to them. We will then send you an invoice, and you can pay for them all at once out of your athletic budget, professional development budget, or with donated funds from sponsors. As an administrator, we will give you access to monitor their progress.

Does the Companion Study Guide coincide with the 3D Coaching Essentials Course?

No. The Companion Study Guide only corresponds to our full Course for Certification and/or College Credit.