3Dimensional Coaching


Course Description

This self-paced online course takes coaches on a journey towards defining their transformational purpose and creating a plan to fulfill it. Along the way, coaches will discover important principles and learn practical strategies for:

  • dealing with the “entitlement” mentality
  • intrinsically motivating athletes
  • harnessing the power of emotions
  • fostering higher levels of confidence
  • creating team cohesion
  • effectively setting goals
  • helping athletes develop character

Start the Journey


This online course is self-paced and will thoroughly train coaches to understand the 3D framework. By taking this course, you gain access to:

  • 25 teaching modules covering 2nd & 3rd dimension topics
  • 100+ short teaching videos (6.75 hours total)
  • Practical steps for writing your transformational purpose statement
  • Over 35 level 2 & 3 strategies in lesson plan format

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.71 / 5 Stars

Displaying 1 - 10 of 2,516

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
This is the best and most statistically backed coaching course I have ever taken. I wish my coaches had taken this course!
David Klug
WAUSAU, Wisconsin

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
This course gave me a profound insight to understanding the dynamics involved in all three dimensions...great methodology
Brenton Shavers
Athletic Director
Waterloo, Iowa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
I think the models really helped explain the philosophy. Long course, but a lot of good information.
Sam Cairo
Evanston, Illinois

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
Loved! Learned so much!
Brittani Lawrence
Jefferson, GA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
The course has a lot to do with creating relationships with players, coaches and the community.
Michael Krause
Grimes, Iowa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 26, 2020
This course had a large impact on me and gives lots of strategies to meet the need of your athletes.
Aaron Rozeboom
Sioux Center, Iowa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
May 25, 2020
I only fall into the category of In Season coach, but this program gave me a lot to think about. It provided ways to communicate and relate to my student -athletes.
Jackie Jones
Freeport, Texas 77541, Texas

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 25, 2020
All the speakers spoke with such passion!
You felt like they were right with you!
Margaret Clark
John Burroughs School

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 25, 2020
This was a great program! I loved the layout, the short videos kept my interest, the quick quiz checks allow you for you to focus on main details. The additional resource and application stories really put into play the way you can implement what is learned!
Sydney Moore
Physical Educator and Coach
Potterville, Michigan

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 25, 2020
Fantastic course. I learned a bunch of new techniques that I will be implementing next season. Wish I would have had this course when I first got into coaching.
Noel Hachtel
Wickenburg High School
Wittmann, Arizona


What is the difference between the course for certification and the course for college credit?

If a student wants to receive college credit for taking 3Dimensional Coaching, he/she must enroll in that version of the course. The cost is $550 for 3 hours of transcripted college credit (graduate level), whereas the cost is only $125 to take the course for certification. The course for college credit has an additional unit utilizing Joe Ehrmann’s book InSideOut Coaching, while the course for certification does not include this extra work.

If I choose the Course for Credit option, will I still receive my 3D Coaching certificate?

Yes. Whether you are taking a course for certification only, or the course for certification AND college credit, you will be mailed a hard-copy of your certificate once you complete your coursework.

Can I use this course to satisfy CEU’s and/or professional development requirements?

Because our curriculum is based on the academic research of Dr. Jeff Duke E.D.d., and the content is taught in the university setting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, school districts and athletic organizations should have no problem counting this coursework towards professional development requirements. Check with whomever is in charge of professional development in your organization to inquire, and let us know how we can help you get it approved.

I’m an administrator and I want ALL of my coaches to be certified. How do I get them enrolled?

We have many school districts, clubs, and athletic organizations who require their coaches to be 3D certified. This process is easy. Simply reach out, let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase, and 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 tools to help guide your coaches through this journey and set you up with account access so you can monitor their progress.

Once I enroll, am I on a time limit to complete the online course?

You set the pace for your coursework. If you are taking the course for certification only, there is no deadline unless you are in a situation where a supervisor establishes one for you. However, if you are taking the course for credit and you want to receive your grade at the end of the current trimester, you must complete your coursework in correspondence with the university academic calendar. If you don’t complete the work within the trimester, you can simply keep working at your own pace until you finish. Once you are done, you will receive your grade.

Do I have to buy the Companion Study Guide to receive my certification?

No. Though we feel that it is the best practice to use the Companion Study Guide to enhance your learning experience, it is not required to receive your certificate. Keep in mind that if you are using the coursework to count towards professional development requirements, the study guide will allow you to engage with the 3D training for many more clock hours than the online training alone. This should translate to more CEU’s, recertification points, etc.

How do I use the Companion Study Guide?

The Companion Study Guide will help chronicle your journey through the 3D Coaching online training. This spiral-bound book can be used as a journal to take notes from the online training. Also, it can serve as a quick reference guide to remind you of key teaching points that were presented in the video teaching. However, we believe the best way to use this resource is in the context of community with others. Each chapter corresponds with an online module and has thought provoking questions that allow coaches to discuss and process the content with each other. Coaches can watch the video modules on their own, then get together to discuss using the Companion Study Guide in small groups.

Can the Companion Study Guide be used to complement ANY version of the course?

Yes. Whether you are taking one of the courses for certification only, or the course for certification AND college credit, the Companion Study Guide will correspond with the training you experience online. However, if you are taking the course for credit, the extra coursework associated with Joe Ehrmann’s book InSideOut Coaching is not associated with the Companion Study Guide in any way.

If my school district/organization is requiring me to be certified in 3D Coaching, can I enroll in 3Dimensional Coaching?

Yes, unless your supervisor tells you otherwise. Because the 3D Coaching portion of the training is identical in both versions, you will experience the same learning objectives regardless of which version you choose. By enrolling in the version, you are simply opting to have access to an additional 1.5 hours-worth of faith-based content that is complementary to the 3D training. This content has been provided by FCA, a level 3 partner of the 3D Institute.