3Dimensional Coaching

$125.00

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

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Description

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 (7.5 hours total)
  • Practical steps for writing your transformational purpose statement
  • Over 35 level 2 & 3 strategies in lesson plan format

Upon completion of this course, you will be emailed a copy of your coaching plan. You will also be mailed a hard-copy of your 3Dimensional Coaching certificate that has your personal transformational purpose statement inscribed upon it.


You can enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of the following resource that complements the 3Dimensional Coaching course for certification:

  • Companion Study Guide: This spiral-bound book covers all 25 modules and reiterates key teaching points from the online training. This resource provides a handy place to take notes as you journey through the 3D content. It also provides thought provoking questions that are designed to be used in small group settings where the content can be processed and discussed by coaches who are going through it together.
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**Check with your district, club, or governing organization to find out if this course can be counted towards CEU’s or other professional development requirements. If you need college credit for taking this course, click here.


Screenshots of an Example Course Module

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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.76 / 5 Stars

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July 5, 2018
Twice I went through the coaching plan, and twice it failed to register as being completed for the certificate. Other than that glitch, I thought the course was awesome!
Vance Lindstrom
Athletic Director
Siletz, OR

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July 5, 2018
As a coach for over 15 years this course was very powerful and made me rethink my coaching.
Susan Zaemisch
Coach
Stoughton, Wisconsin

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July 4, 2018
A great look into the depths of coaching and the impact that can be had on people and teams. The strategies presented are critical to long-term development of students and communities.
Douglas Kraft
Head Boys' Hockey Coach
Beaver Dam, WI

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July 2, 2018
The 3Dimensional Coaching material is informative, easy to understand, and applicable to all coaches in our department. I am so excited for our coaches, our student-athletes, and our community to begin this journey!
Clint Merritt
Athletic Director
Chapman, KS

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June 30, 2018
The content of this course is outstanding. It reviewed and refreshed knowledge I already had. It introduced a framework and a significant amount of new knowledge that will make be a better person, family member, and professional. All of the speakers are outstanding -- knowledgeable, articulate, inspirational, and genuine. The length of each segment seemed appropriate. The ideas and resources provided will be valuable tools to use in the immediate and near future. Thank you for all of the above!

As I stated earlier, please eliminate the hypocrisy of the extrinsic reward process and the demeaning quizzes along the way. This will give the presentation and overall course much more credibility.

I am submitting this ONLY so you will receive my review and feedback, NOT for the certificate.
Mike Sanderson
Coach (former Athletic Director)
Tucson, Arizona

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June 28, 2018
Great course with meaningful content!
Jason Segarra
Teacher, Coach
Hopewell Junction, New York

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June 28, 2018
Great course, I think all coaches and mentors should take it.
Levon Grant
Coach
Rome, GA

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June 27, 2018
Excellent!
Heather Carter
Exercise Physiologist
Edmond, OK

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June 27, 2018
100% recommend this course to anyone. It gives you amazing insight and gets you thinking about coaching strategies to implement and to become the best 3D coach you can.
Jordan Doering
Coach
Crace, ACT

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June 26, 2018
This course was fairly easy to complete, and really makes you think about coaching on a whole different level.
Lisa MacNeill
Coach
Freehold, NY

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June 26, 2018
The content and message of the course was outstanding. I enjoyed the relevance to my work.
Kurt Weigt
Director of Athletics
Manteno, Illinois

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June 26, 2018
This course was outstanding. It really changed my view of the coaching profession. I can't wait to put what I learned into action.
Brandon Clubb
Clear Creek Amana High School
Tiffin, Iowa

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June 24, 2018
It was nice to help me look at why I coach and it gave me several ideas for what I could do to be a better coach and person with my athletes.
Meagan Akerman
Dance Coach
BOURBONNAIS, Illinois

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June 24, 2018
Great course. Awesome videos, very educational. Can't wait to use information i have learned from these videos and modules in my teachings and coaching experiences with my students and athletes.
Chris Landry
Coach
Valley Cottage, NY

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June 21, 2018
3D Coaching is a great resource for coaches to make a difference in the lives of their student-athletes.
Tim Atkinson
Athletic Director
White Hall, Arkansas

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June 20, 2018
Great course wish this was something every coach needed to pass to keep coaching.
Cody Salo
Coach
cloquet, mn

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June 19, 2018
Great information, just a bit too long
Kerri Bone
Coach
Sheridan, AR

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June 19, 2018
This was a fantastic course to enlighten, inspire and teach individuals to become 3Dimensional Coaches.
Shelley Stout
Coach
Martin, TN

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June 18, 2018
The 3D System dovetails nicely with US Youth Soccer's coaching methodology and best practices.
Michael McIntosh
Coach
Sun Prairie, WI

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June 14, 2018
Very insightful
Dustin Powell
Coach
white hall, ar

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June 14, 2018
I have learned a great deal. I will be a much better person, father as well as coach for this community, family and the teams I coach!
Scot Boudreau
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School
Bourbonnais, Illinois

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June 13, 2018
I learned a lot from this course.
Brooke Oostendorp

Saint Charles, Missouri

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June 13, 2018
Very good
Terry Newsom
Coach
portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2018
Great Course - Thankful to have this resource!
Addison McCaleb
FCA Area Representative
Bryan, TX

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June 11, 2018
It was outstanding. I highly suggest the course for all coaches!
John Klimchuk
Coach
Bourbonnais, Illinois

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June 10, 2018
Great course with a lot of practical ideas.
Greg Wilson
Head Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball
Eagan, MN

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June 10, 2018
Makes you think about how you act as a coach and why are you there. Many times we are coaching for the kids but this course allowed me to step back to evaluate.
Christopher Gaydos
Coach
Portland, OR

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June 7, 2018
This course taught me so much about coaching in the two other dimensions. While I always have believed I have taught the game with love, this course showed me that I have not implemented effective strategies to show this love more clearly. By empowering your athletes to become leaders and giving them guidance, your team will benefit on and off the court or field.
David Collins
Coach
Woodbridge, VA

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June 5, 2018
I have 25 years coaching experience. This is by far the best information I have ever been given about how to coach and why we coach.
Anthony Brewington
COACH
Pocahontas, Arkansas

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June 5, 2018
If you can just take one or two things from this course and apply them to your life, you will greatly benefit.
Bradley Hankins
Head Track & Field, Varsity Assistant Footabll
Saint Joseph, MO

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June 4, 2018
This was one of the best professional developments I have done. This training transcends coaching and is applicable to life.
Darin Chambliss
Salt Fork CUSD #512
Catlin, Illinois

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May 31, 2018
I can't think of anything, I could make better. Truthfully I would have enjoyed it to be longer. I am so excited to begin my new journey!
Eddie Haynes
Coach
Roy, WA

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May 31, 2018
This course provides an insight into coaching that creates the maturity needed as a coach. Understanding how to relate to individuals, care for them, and in return receive success on and off the mat is crucial. This course provides all of the information to further your career professionally and personally.
Brian Tucker
Coach
Greensburg, PA

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May 30, 2018
This course is a game changer. I believe all coaches should take the time to improve every year, and this is the way I would recommend they do it. I'm not much of a note taker, but I couldn't stop taking notes about the things I learned in this course.
Michael Sims
Coach
CASPER, Wyoming

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May 29, 2018
Very enjoyable. Thought provoking.
Joseph Wassink
Head Track & Field Coach
Lyman, SC

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May 25, 2018
Great program. Thanks for doing this!
Shane Harp
White Hall Athletics
White Hall, Arkansas

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May 24, 2018
This course has been life changing, thank you so much.
Scott Pisapia
Co-Founder
Longview, Washington

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May 22, 2018
Great course
Allison Riley
Cheer Coach
White Hall, AR

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May 21, 2018
Great Course for learning how to develop to heart of your program beyond the field
Anthony Miller
Coach
White Hall, AR

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May 20, 2018
excellent
Jud Martin
MBC
scottsbluff, NE

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May 20, 2018
Thank you so much for this course. I have been a coach for 16 years and it was helpful in developing new strategies and making focus on why I do what I do.
Dawn Townsend
Athletic Director
Palm Bay, FL

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May 18, 2018
It was fine
Joan Kapellas
Coach
La Crosse, Wi

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May 17, 2018
Very helpful and encouraging. Glad to have something to support coaches that we can use inside and outside our classrooms, on and off the field.
Jessica Anderson
Coach
Platte City, MO

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May 16, 2018
This course challenged me to rethink they way that I coach and the reasons why I coach. It validates what I believe and provides me with a framework to use. 3D coaching inspired me to enhance my performance with my players and my family.
Jeremy Cox
Coach
Portland, OR - OREGON

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May 16, 2018
Lots of great material for anyone that has interest in becoming a better coach.
Chad Shilson
MN USA Wrestling/STORM - Director & Coach
Maple Grove, MN

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May 15, 2018
The course is excellent! While geared primarily for the US sporting community the principles are clearly transferable and applicable to coaching in Scotland and the UK. With commitment to 3D principles and the imagination to ground them in your own country, the 3D coaching course can surely be a helpful and important resource in helping the worldwide community called 'Sport' to re-find its soul in situations where it has been buried under 'the way it's always been done', machismo and a 'win at all costs' mentality. 3D coaching helps us get beyond surface and skin-deep approaches to the heart of the matter "Who and Why Are You?"
Neil Urquhart
Coach
Irvine, Scotland

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May 10, 2018
This course opened my eyes to what my true purpose is as a coach. It forced me to honestly look myself in the face and see what I needed to change so that I can coach in such a way to capture the hearts behind the jersey's of my young men.
David Parker
Coach
Selah, Washington

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May 10, 2018
What I found most is how it made me reflect on my own coaching journey over the last 27 years. Redefine my why in life as I move forward in my own personal journey. I thank you for that.
Kevin Lovings
Assistant Baseball Coach
Beaverton, Oregon

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May 9, 2018
Excellent program that will change the way that you coach!
Derek Kasner
Coach
Smithville, Missouri

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May 7, 2018
Very informative and formative
Robert Nash
Coach
St. Joseph, Missouri

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May 7, 2018
This was an interesting course that helped me to look at myself as a coach more honestly and to better understand the needs of players.
Daniel Benz
Coach
St. Joseph, MO

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May 7, 2018
This course is great in helping find ways to apply common principles to coaching in the 3 dimensions. The tools gained from the course will help our team build a stronger comradery.
Kyle Boudreau
Coach
Bradley, Illinois

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May 5, 2018
Awesome course
Robert DeBerry
Coach/Athletic Director
Tucson, Arizona

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May 3, 2018
I really enjoyed the journey, simple but powerful messages in every module, all of them connected to allow coaches to understand the principles, the importance of applying the 3 Dimensions strategies and the huge impact it makes on athletes' lives and in ourselves.
I recommend this course to all Coaches
JUAN ANTONIO BOTILLO
Club Director Atletismo HISPANIA
London, Lodon

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May 3, 2018
Through 25+ years of coaching, I've listened to and read many coaching & program building resources. The 3D certification for coaches is BY FAR the most valuable I've ever used.
Scott Ditter
Coach
Selah, Wa

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May 3, 2018
This course will transform your coaching and your life to impact others in ways you could never imagine!
Rich Yonker
Poudre High School
Fort Collins, CO

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May 2, 2018
Excellent content, well presented!
Thomas López
CHAMP Director
Fort Collins, CO

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May 2, 2018
I really enoyed the course! I believe this will be very beneficial for your athletic department.
Steve Mahoney
Athletic Director
FORT ATKINSON, WI

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May 1, 2018
I felt this was a rewarding professional development opportunity that was full of useful information.
Christopher Demos
Coach
Brookfield, Wisconsin

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April 30, 2018
This course was amazing. I took this course as I was coaching, and I could see a drastic difference in how I coached at the beginning to how I coached at the end. I am thankful for this course and what it taught me about myself.
Tristen Pennington
Coach
Happy Valley, OR

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April 30, 2018
I like the course and the fact its not just about coaching but changing peoples lives!
Paul Sutton
Coach
olathe, KS

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April 30, 2018
Excellent course
Judson Hall II
Coach
Scottsbluff, Nebraska (NE)

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April 30, 2018
Loved the journey. So many opportunities to reflect and grow as a coach. Life changing.
Robert Dodge
Coach
Naples, Florida

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April 30, 2018
This course is a great resource for teaching and guiding coaches to become better all around coaches.
Stephen Payne
Coach
Emporia, Kansas

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April 29, 2018
Wow, what a journey. I enjoyed every moment of this course and you will too.
Ryan Deak
Teacher and Coach
Alexandria, VA

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April 27, 2018
I thought this was a refreshing reminder of how much of an impact we as coaches have on youth in our communities. I felt energized and re-committed to my core values after exploring this course.
Brad Hubbard
Coach
st. joseph, Missouri

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April 27, 2018
Truly enjoyed this transformational journey. This was not a “check the block” online course. You will get something out of it to improve as a person and coach, if you allow your mind and heart to hear the message.
Eric Everard
Coach
Colorado Springs, CO

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April 27, 2018
This course was very helpful, inspiring and I would recommend it to others
Devin Senning
VC Wrestling/ Lacrosse Coach
Monroe, New York

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April 26, 2018
Excellent! Enjoyed every aspect of the teachings.
Dominic Ferraro
Coach
PORTLAND, OR

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April 26, 2018
Wonderful course with a great message and very well organized. Every coach who is in coaching for the right reasons will appreciate the message and structure provided in this course.
Luke Medema
Coach
Cleveland, Tennessee

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April 26, 2018
This course will not only change the way you coach but will change the way you live.
Steve Bradley
FCA COACH
Fort Collins, Colorado

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April 26, 2018
I truly was inspired by taking this course. I cannot wait to instill some of the ideas into my coaching. Thank you
Ryan Parrish
Contenders Wrestling Academy
Avon, Indiana

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April 24, 2018
Great course!
John Groebner
Coach
Rogers, Mn

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April 24, 2018
I found the course to be very informative and beneficial.
Jake Hill
Coach
O Fallon, MO

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
April 17, 2018
I am happy to say that I have learnt so much and if I can implement 15% of it, I can truly say that I will have a better understanding of my players and obviously need not to say, but have better results with Coaching.
Ajay Negi
Woodstock School
Ahead of LCH, Uttarakhand

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April 13, 2018
This is life changing and for everyone!
Kerry Degman
Sunset High School Coach
Beaverton, OREGON

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April 10, 2018
This course is a great way to evaluate yourself not only as a coach, but as a person. This course helps you find your purpose, which allows you to help other discover theirs.
Stephanie Webb
Head Soccer Coach
Greensboro, North Carolina

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April 8, 2018
The course changed how I approach coaching.
Jeffrey Rice
Coach
Hillsboro, Oregon

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April 8, 2018
I have coached for 20+ years at all levels and have never experienced a program like this. It has changed my life, as a husband, father, uncle, son, and coach. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I truly believe all universities that have coaching classes for those aspiring to coach, require this training. It costs less then most textbooks and will be the most valuable learning experience they will ever get!
Nate Seidl
Coach
Osawatomie, KS

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April 4, 2018
Going through this course has taught me a lot about myself in areas that I have been doing great in and also has taught me about the areas that I need to improve on. Going through this course has allowed me to implement the ideas right away and see an immediate impact on my student athletes and on my own personal growth.
Sean White
Assistant Coach
Storm Lake, Iowa

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April 3, 2018
Excellent
Randy Bland
Coach
Laveen, AZ

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March 29, 2018
Enjoyed the course a lot and learned a great deal regarding coaching as it pertains to the whole individual and not just skill development.
Drew Dunlay
Head Coach - Girls Tennis
West Des Moines, Iowa

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March 26, 2018
Incredible insight into the true development of young people. The foundation has been set for our program. We will take a 3 Dimensional approach to everything involved in our program.
Joey Reinart
Athletic Director-Coach
Enid, Oklahoma

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March 21, 2018
Loved the course and can not wait to implement the new ideas I have learned!
Kelsie Roberts
Coach
Buckeye, Arizona

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March 20, 2018
This course enabled me to go beyond the X's and O's and instill a culture of family, respect, and love for each other.
Anthony Angotti
Coach
Woodbury, NY

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March 19, 2018
3D coaching is a powerful tool to build a framework that can bring anyone's coaching to the next level. Highly recommended for anyone looking to make lifelong athletes and champions in all aspects of life.
Moses Machida Leviness
Sport Performance Head Coach
Zirconia, Nc

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March 18, 2018
Really helpful to help you think how a parent would want their children taught and coached.
Ken Martinez
Coach
Beaverton, OR

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March 14, 2018
I highly recommend the 3D Coaching Course to a coach at any level. The content allows for self evaluation and offers a unique and highly informative aspect to reflect on ones style. It allows a coach to evaluate and improve why they coach. Coaching a sport is so much more than just winning a game.
Anthony Stone
Coach
Rockford, IL

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March 9, 2018
Great course
Joseph Sheffield
Semper Fly Wrestling Club
Leland, NC

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March 2, 2018
3D Coach is a framework every person would benefit from learning. It will enlighten sport and athletic community relationships. A great lesson emphasized throughout the content of this course is that sport is what we DO, rather than who we ARE. Transferrable, valuable lesson for all of us to understand. Who we ARE lives within each of us. Excellent presentation and content for all levels of coaching, where making a difference by loving one another is the solution. GOOD job, guys:)
Deborah Jo Cadorette
Athletic Leadership Coordinator
Central, sc

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March 2, 2018
I realized I was doing some of the correct things while I was coaching but I also realized I needed to change some things.
Cynthia Monroe
Head Varsity Cheer Coach
Buckeye, Arizona

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February 25, 2018
Excellent course teaches life values and teaches how to coach 21th century kids.
James Gadde
Dirk Campbell
Bourbonnais, Illinois

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February 23, 2018
This course changed my perspective of coach and my approach to life itself.
Teodoras Poškus
Coach
Kaunas, Kaunas

FAQ's

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.


What is the difference between 3Dimensional Coaching and 3Dimensional Coaching?

The version of the course for certification contains the same modules, learning objectives, videos, quizzes, exercises and planning tools as the standard version. The difference is that it provides short faith-based video teachings at the end of each module that help coaches explore the topic at hand through the lens of their faith. These add-ons are provided by FCA, a level 3 partner of the 3D Institute.


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.