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

  • Understand the objectives for each module

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.68 / 5 Stars

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October 14, 2019
This was by far the most productive and education course I have ever done.
Brady Mast
Coach
Mount Vernon, Washington

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October 12, 2019
I felt this was very informative and definitely worth trying out. It gives a coach new energy and more excitement to continue to coach.
Terri Hamreanderson
Hibbing Figure Skating Coach
Hibbing, Minnesota

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October 10, 2019
Time well spent! All coaches at all levels should watch this. Coaches who are also at the youth level that our parents often times should watch this as well!
Joel McDonald
Boys Basketball Coach
Hibbing, MN

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October 10, 2019
The course was very valuable in changing some misdirected ways of coaching/thinking.
Brock Owens
Coach
Freeport, Texas

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October 10, 2019
A complete layout to help keep one focused and on point. It has all the intangibles to shape a coaches plan.
Kody Smith
Asst. Football/ Head Golf Coach
Freeport, Texas

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October 9, 2019
awesome
Tod Tucker
Athletic Director
Greenville, South Carolina

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October 9, 2019
Great course!
Jess Golightly
Football Coach
League city, TX

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October 9, 2019
Great course. As a coach of 11 years now, it really made me look at the way that I have been coaching. I plan on implementing these strategies this afternoon at practice. I can't wait.
Bradley Harris
Brazoswood High
lake jackson, texas

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October 9, 2019
This course was a great tool to help me become a better coach. I have learned to become better at coaching in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions not just the 1st.
Logan Parrish
Coach
Richwood, TX

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October 9, 2019
Great course. Very useful for my coaching career!
TJ Heidt
Football assistant coach/ Head Powerlifting
League city, TX

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October 9, 2019
I am overwhelmed by the emotional and spiritual impact this course has had on me. I started this journey before I came across 3D Coaching when I read Joe Ehrmann's book "Inside-Out Coaching" and I am very glad and thankful to God that I was introduced to the 3D Coaching program. 3D Coaching certification course has enabled me to better understand my journey as a Father, Coach, and citizen of the world God created. I am very passionate guiding and inspiring the youth, student-athletes, students, coaches, and teachers and this course has empowered and equipped me to go out and guide others on their own journeys to transforming themselves by also understanding the 3D framework and approach and building their foundation to transform .
Isaac Robert Kwapong
Founder & C.E.O
Accra, West Africa

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October 7, 2019
Excellent course to establish relationships with kids and improve their individual and team performance and success.
Kenneth Schulte
Coach
Lake Jackson, Texas

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October 4, 2019
Great course!
Jake O'Neill
State Leader
Wabash, IN

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October 3, 2019
Great course, can't wait to put it to work in my life and coaching career.
Erin Keen
Athletic Director
Greeville, South Carolina

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September 29, 2019
It was a great opportunity to reflect on the tools and strategies that I already use and to add valuable structure to the implementation of new strategies.
Mindy Molloy
Evansville School District Volleyball Coach
EVANSVILLE, WI

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September 29, 2019
Course was enlightening as well as practical. Much of the information are things that I currently use/do, or have used through the 26 years I have been coaching. However, some of the new ideas and concepts in this "framework" are things that I am excited to try along with our head coach this season!
Andrew Lehman
Coach
Evansville, WI

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September 27, 2019
This course does a great job of teaching coaches how to coach this generation of athletes.
Davarus Southern
Gaston Day School
Gastonia, North Carolina

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September 26, 2019
I loved this course. It taught me so much about not only about lessons but taught me about myself to.
Amanda Richardson
Coach
Winfield, Iowa

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September 26, 2019
Great course for all coaches. This should be mandatory for all levels of coaches, starting at the grade school level.
Derrick Waldroup
Coach
Huffman, Texas

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September 26, 2019
This course really opened my eyes to new ways to reach not only my kids on the team but my kids at home. Thank you for giving me the tools I can utilize for developing selfless, compassionate, and righteous young men and women.
Bobby ODell
Head Coach Boys and Girls Golf
Autin, TX

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September 24, 2019
If everyone coached with these principles, the entire world would be changed for the better. Best course of any kind I've ever taken.
David Penn
Coach
Beaverton, OR

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September 21, 2019
It was great! Some of the quizzes were a little too tough, but overall great.
Thomas Bell
Athletic Director
Simpsonville,, SC

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September 19, 2019
This course was awesome and inspires me to incorporate many of these concepts into my teams practices, season and the way I interact with my players. I thought I was doing a good job but this will take it to another level. Thank you 3-D Coaching!
Mark Howard
Head Coach/ Pella High School - Lady Dutch Soccer
Pella, Iowa

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September 18, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I am encouraged that I can be a transformational coach. This course brought out many instances where I was forming ideas and plans that would help develop my team.
Ray Pierce
Head Coach
Hibbing, Minnesota

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September 17, 2019
Course material was interesting and kept me engaged, through the entire course.
Very useful information to move forward I my coaching journey.
Craig Platt
Coach
Hibbing, MN

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September 17, 2019
Great course and love the resources provided to help enact and change your coaching to follow the philosophy. The guidance to create your own path/journey!
Brandon Wachholz
Coach
McFarland, WI

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September 17, 2019
I have been learning about coaching before but this 3D Coaching has clear points Why I should to make coaching more effective not only in the sport level but also in real life. Thank you very much for allowing God to work through you through this framework. It's a life changing course.
Jean Luc Benarivo
Multiply School
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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September 16, 2019
The course was long but gave good information
Gregory Vossekuil
Coach
Evansville, Wisconsin

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September 15, 2019
I found the course to be informative and easy to follow
I would recommend the course for every coach
Tom Madsen
Volunteer Coach - High School Wrestling
Evansville, Wisconsin

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September 14, 2019
This was thought-provoking, transformational, and practical. Thank you.
Derik Fossum
Teacher/Coach
Hartford, SD

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September 12, 2019
This course was absolutely great. Gave fantastic insight, ideas, and perspectives. It challenges in a healthy way to be precise in what you desire to accomplish and to lay out the steps on how to achieve it.
Jose Rodriguez
Pastor
SPARKS, NV

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September 11, 2019
A thorough and comprehensive course that truly make you reflect deeply on yourself and your influence on others not just in sport but life.

Very very good!

Thank you.
Pete Leebrook
Director Of Coaching
Scottsdale, AZ

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September 11, 2019
Overall, this was a wonderful framework to base my coaching style on. I have used some of these techniques in the past, but I don't believe I was intentionally a 3rd dimension type of coach. With these suggestions and techniques, I really believe coaches can "up" their games, and influence young people in a very positive way. The short sections, make this an easy program to get through. You can leave it for a bit, and not lose any of the value. In our busy lives, I really appreciate this type of format. Thank you for putting this all together.
Brian Miller
Coach
Prairie Village, Kansas

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September 10, 2019
Love it
David Bingham
Softball Coach
Ankeny, IA

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September 9, 2019
I learned so many practical strategies but more importantly, i learned about myself. My coaching is more intentional and directed at a much bigger picture than skills and drills.
Jill Elliott
Girls' Basketball Coach
ELK MOUND, Wisconsin

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September 7, 2019
It made you think. It was a lot of common sense but brought much to the forefront.
Thomas Aune
Coach
Hibbing, MN

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September 4, 2019
this course has been very impactful and enriching for me. This will definitely help me in my coaching
Andy Tan
Coach
#14-287, Singapore

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September 4, 2019
I like the overall philosophy of this course.
Kelli Ours
Coach
Janesville, WI

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September 2, 2019
Thank you for adding another tool to my tool belt in becoming the best version of myself.
Peter Eckhart
Coach
Oregon, WI

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August 29, 2019
Great!
Caleb Alexander
Athletic and Activities Director
Evansville, WI

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August 29, 2019
This course really teaches the importance of and strategies to affect the heart of the athlete and the psychology of the athlete. It was worth my time and effort to get through this. I felt cared for and cared about in the process.
Jim Thrall
Coach
LOS GATOS, CA

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August 28, 2019
This is a great course. It has opened my eyes and helped me see how I can be a better coach to my student-athletes and a better leader for my coaches.
Jeff Maness
Athletic Director and Coach
Greenville, SC

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August 28, 2019
A very informative course that truly helps yo realize why you coach.
Shane Clark
Athletic Director
Greer, SC

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August 27, 2019
As a coach with 25 Region Championships and 14 State Championships, this course has redefined success for me. It made me realize how much my approach was lacking, how much I have denied my athletes over the years. Most importantly it provided me the tools and insight to redirect my methodology on a more substantial and meaningful trajectory.
Jack Kosmicki
Athletic Director/Head Wrestling Coach
Taylors, SC

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August 27, 2019
I was impressed with the course and its content. I was proud to see many of the tenets I was taught and employ were reinforced and excited to learn new methods and coaching techniques.
Thomas Fair
Director of Athletics
Greenville, South Carolina

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August 27, 2019
Great Course with some great ideas
Trevor Thomas
Syracuse High Coach
Layton, UTAH (UT)

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August 25, 2019
I appreciated all of the application components alongside the information and framework, it is a very well thought out process!
Elizabeth Gnatzig
Girls Volleyball Coach
Whitewater, WI

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August 25, 2019
This course gave me direction and a new vision. It helped me identify the things that I do well and the things I need to improve on.
Mike Knight
Head Football Coach
Layton, UT

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August 25, 2019
Re-enforced good coaching strategies and provides good suggestions for new ideas to implement in your program.
Quentin Yoerger
Head Cross Country Coach
Evansville, WI

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August 25, 2019
It really opened up my eyes as I reflected on the things I am doing right now as a coach and the things that I can change to improve my program!
Evan Hill
Coach Evan Hill
Jefferson, WI

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August 23, 2019
This was life changing. I loved all aspects of the training.
Tommy James
USA WRESTLING
GILBERT, AZ

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August 23, 2019
It was a great reminder of why I became a coach, not for the wins and the losses, but the impact I want to make on my athletes and the community through coaching.
Aimee Swartwout
Coach
Brodhead, WI

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August 22, 2019
Good overall, slow to start but benefits in the end with the resources received and planning aids.
Nicholas Hopson
Coach
Casper, Wyoming

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August 21, 2019
I enjoyed taking this course and believe it will enhance my skills in becoming a great coach to lead and inspire athletes.
Bob Campbell
Coach
Alexandria, Virginia

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August 21, 2019
Great content & delivery. A great professional development tool for all young coaches.
Joe Balvanz
Head Baseball Coach
Ankeny, IA

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August 20, 2019
great course
Jim Schoenenberger
Linebackers Coach
Evansville, WI

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August 20, 2019
Good message and speakers
Greg Englund
Coach
Portland, OR

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August 20, 2019
This was a very unique and game-changing approach to developing athletes. Instead of focusing on the bare-bones physical aspect of coaching, it highlights the importance to have a purpose beyond sport.
Jared Lancaster
Coach
Grand Haven, MI

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August 20, 2019
This has had the most impact on our school of any educational initiative that has been implemented in my 26 years here.
Phil Dorman
Athletic Director
Platte City, MO

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August 19, 2019
Fantastic course. I have learned many things that I hope to apply to make our athletes strive to become great adults.
Clay Wise
Coach
Virginia Beach, VA

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August 19, 2019
Highly recommend! After coming off of an extremely challenging season, this program has motivated me to persevere and remember why I am coaching.... to help these kids grow!
Taylor Courtney
EHS Pom and Dance Coach
Albany, Wisconsin

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August 19, 2019
Overall a great course and well worth the time to learn. Really informative and will make you think and reflect.
Brady Grayvold
Football Coach
Cambridge, WI

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August 19, 2019
great content and great course instructors.
Darion Chest
Coach
Aloha, or

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August 18, 2019
This was an amazing course!
Andy Tomlin
Coach
Evansville, Wisconsin

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August 17, 2019
Great information. The lessons were directly applicable to many of the issues I have seen in my years of coaching.
Clayton Wise
Coach
Virginia Beach, VA

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August 17, 2019
Sir,
I got lot of things which i ever thought so as a strength and conditional coach this knowledge more helpful to enhance our teams performance .keep it up all the best.
KPWRK Pathirana
sri lanka tchoukball
Mirigama, Western

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August 16, 2019
This was what all communities need to have thriving kids who will want to do good for the purpose of doing good. Nothing was left out, all areas were included. It made me feel as if I can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much for caring enough about people to put your heart and soul into this journey. You have forever changed the way of coaching, hats off to all of your team!!!
ANN ELLIOTT
Evansville High School
Evansville, WI

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August 16, 2019
It's a great course that gives you a good start to holistic coaching.
Lucas Wimmer
Coach
Fitchburg, Wisconsin

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August 15, 2019
Even though I had been through a very good team/ individual development course early in my coaching career. This course build upon my previous foundation and helped me refine my strategy on how to help teenagers to become a strong, loving, committed, and successful adult. This course made me reflect on my core values and what adjustments I need to make to become a more effective teacher.
Fred Larsen
Coach
Camas, WA.

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August 15, 2019
Very good course! I'm happy I took the time to slow down and listen to these messages. Although I have been using some of these strategies without realizing it, I feel like the fragments of my coaching have been put into order. I am excited to use some of these strategies in my program this year. Thank you to my athletic director for recommending this video.
Michele Matthews
Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
Gilbert, ARIZONA

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August 15, 2019
Really makes you think about what’s most important in athletics.
Chad Howlett
Assistant coach
Evansville, WI

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August 14, 2019
This course really opens your eyes to how coaching should be done. It also gives you the tools and actual usable examples to implement in your coaching. I would highly recommend this course for all coaches at all levels.
Doug Schwenn
Coach
Evansville, WI

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August 14, 2019
Great course! Invaluable tool for leaders at all stages. As a 22 year military leader, I found a lot of value in this course with its unique approach to coaching and leadership.
Daric Buttrick
USA Wrestling - Maine
Eliot, Maine

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August 12, 2019
This course has been amazing! The framework provided along with the resources not only caused me to be more reflective but it energized me to continue to try and elevate our school and community.
Michael Nolan
Wilson High School/Athletic Director
Portland, Oregon

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August 11, 2019
This course was very insightful and helped me think about new approaches to coaching that will be very valuable in my upcoming seasons.
Joseph Harrell
Asheville Christian Academy
Weaverville, NC

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August 11, 2019
Made me reflect on my coaching philosophy and how to reach all parts of my athletes.
Abby Beyerl
EHS Varsity Cheer Coach
Evansville, WI

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August 11, 2019
Great course that really makes you examine what you do and why you do it.
Greg Hansen
Coach
ANKENY, IA

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August 9, 2019
Very interesting
ken balch
Evansville Assistant Coach Football
milton, Wisconsin

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August 8, 2019
I loved this course!! It has brought back the fundamental reasons that I got into coaching, in the first place. Going into my 20th year, I am more excited about changing my trajectory & renewing my real passion for my chosen profession!
David Shores
Defensive Coordinator
KINGSLAND, GA

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August 7, 2019
Getting to know your student athletes, and in my case singers and dancers, is a must. Students have to know how much you care about them before they will care how much you know to teach them. This is a solid course in learning how to build and connect with students.
Brian Hargrave
Choir Director
Carthage, MO

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August 7, 2019
I have always coached with the mindset that sports are not just about the game you are learning, but about life as well. I have always tried to teach my players about hard work, being a family, helping each other and that things (life) is not always fair. This program has taken my thought process to a completely other level. The information is invaluable, and I know it will help me to be a better coach, and make our players better people.
Bob Guiton
Girls JV Lacrosse Coach
Macedon, NY

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August 7, 2019
FANTASTIC COURSE... VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING AND INSPIRING TO TAKE COACHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
MIKE DERUBEIS
FORT ATKINSON HS COACH
FORT ATKINSON, WI

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August 7, 2019
I appreciate the many strategies that I can use moving forward!
Derek Sola
Coach
Reading, PA

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August 7, 2019
I highly recommend the 3Dimensional Coaching Framework for any aspiring or current coach, athletic administrator, or anyone in a mentorship role for young adolescents.
Kendall Buttchen
Coach
Evansville, Wisconsin

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August 6, 2019
This is a terrific course for anyone who is in a position of influence with young people.
Brandon Gullicksrud
Coach
Eau Claire, WI

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August 6, 2019
Loved it
Chad Brieske
Head Boys Basketball
Eau Claire, WI

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August 6, 2019
I really enjoyed this course and learning how to be a 3D coach. Building my transformational purpose statement was very powerful and inspirational.
Brian Church
Coach
COLUMBUS, OH

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August 6, 2019
Overall great information and ideas to make me a better coach.
Steve Scolamiero
Athletic Director Greenville High School
Greenville, SC

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August 4, 2019
Great concepts and outside the box thinking about the coaching profession.
Chris Carter
Athletic Director
EASLEY, SC

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August 4, 2019
This course gave you a different way to think and a different way to coach. All of the videos were very informative.
Yeslie Velazquez
Cross Country Coach
Sidell, Illinois

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August 3, 2019
Very easy to follow and very informative. A lot of the materials and information given in the course I will be incorporating in my own coaching practices.
Jena Dudek
Coach
Bourbonnais, Illinois

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August 2, 2019
I thought it was was excellent. Thought provoking and many examples and strategies. Very good
Michael Pettit
Athletic Director/Coach
Greer, SC

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August 2, 2019
This was a great course. I believe this is the best coaching course that I have done.
Matthew Bates
Coach
Duncan, Nebraska

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August 2, 2019
This is great, all the people that present on the videos do a great job of getting the information to you.
Jeremy Hlavac
Coach
David City, NE

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August 1, 2019
This course brings coaching into the modern age to help us deal with new generations of athletes, parents, and digital resources. It truly is a refreshing experience!
Laura Conway
USA Wrestling
Colorado Springs, CO

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July 30, 2019
This course was amazing. The video content was significant, succinct, and engaging. The modules were broken up into very manageable segments. The content was extremely organized and taught in a progression. I will recommend this to every coach I come across; young and old.
Brant McAdams
Head Football Coach
Parkland, WA

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July 30, 2019
I enjoyed how each module was broken down to specific content. I also enjoyed how each video was relatively short and straight forward.
Steve Newman
Coach
Rochester, NY

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July 30, 2019
This course helped to add tools to my belt of coaching. Made me strive to improve as a coach and take a hard detailed look at my own coaching practices.
Jared Martin
Football Coach/Teacher
Farmington, Utah

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July 30, 2019
Great information. Great strategies, but it's too long
Aaron Woods
Westview Receivers Coach
Beaverton, OR

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July 30, 2019
3-D coaching reminded me of why I became a coach in the first place and provided me with multiple strategies to reconnect with those original motivations. I can't wait to start implementing the strategies I learned, and with the variety of pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season opportunities available, there is no need to wait.
Nick Marcin
Penfield Varsity Baseball Head Coach
Farmington, NY

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.