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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June 14, 2019
Brings old school coaching to new way mentoring.
Sidney Pennix
Harvey Twisters
Chicago, Illinois

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June 14, 2019
Very well done! Now bring on the accountability.
Ned Lease
Oregon High School
Oregon, WI

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June 14, 2019
worthwhile!
Brian Towns
Coach
Oregon, Wisconsin

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June 12, 2019
3D coaching provides practical and applicable strategies to coach athletes not only on the fundamental skills, but also progress to the psychology and heart!
Angela Hermanson
Ankeny Community Schools
ANKENY, IA

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June 11, 2019
Very well done and eye opening
Patrick Tuia
RB Varsity Coach / JV Head Coach
Beaverton, OR

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June 9, 2019
This course helped me to understand much more of the thoughts of the coaches and how, through the 3D course, I can guide them so they can see the influence they have on the lives of their athletes and their families.

A coach will impact more lives in a year than any average person in his life.

But if a coach has Jesus Christ as the center of his life, he will impact more people in his life eternally than any average person in this world.
Miguel Terrero
FCA DR Regional Director
Ovid, MI

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June 7, 2019
This course was very impactful and provided me with a lot of good material and knowledge to use during my coaching career.
Josh Barnes
Coach
Lenexa, KS

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June 6, 2019
Great course with some great ideas that I will use next season.
Dan Kissling
Oregon School District
Oregon, WI

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June 6, 2019
This was a great journey for me to reflect on what type of coach I am. I am happy for the experience and resources that have been provided to me throughout this course. I highly recommend this course for those that want to grow as a coach and a person in life.
Kacy Day
Head Basketball Coach
Saint Louis, Missouri

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June 4, 2019
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us
Aram Ghukasyan
Kenams Fighting Club
Glendale, CA

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June 4, 2019
I have never thought of being more than a 1 dimensional coach
Les Siefert
Salt Fork Football
Catlin, Il

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May 30, 2019
Aaron Reasland was an awesome instructor... came into this a bit skeptical but really took some awesome stuff away from it!
Travis Bennett
Assistant Baseball Coach
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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May 30, 2019
This program does a good job going through what all coaches need to know to be successful, outside of wins and losses.
Josh Davalli
Coach
Towson, MD

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May 29, 2019
it was a great course
Mikinsey Pruim
Coach
Wheatfeild, IN

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May 28, 2019
Great course very thoughtful and moving.
Jason Baccadutre
Coach
Sidell, Illinois

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May 28, 2019
3dimensional coaching allows you to open up. It reminds you of what you know and how easy things can be and ways you can use with your team.
Meredith Merce
Coach
Mount Vernon, IA

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May 28, 2019
I like all of the ideas they gave during the plan process such as journling, captains, purpose statements to inspire coaches to try new ideas out that will only make a positive impact on their athletes.
Heather Webb
Coach
Catlin, IL

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May 27, 2019
This course made some very good points.
Kerry Cramer
Teacher
Hillsdale, NJ

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May 27, 2019
This course is good for coaches who don’t have a firm understanding of what it takes to build good people at the same time as good athletes. It has some good strategies and stories to help drive the points home about their program.
Lewis Baker

Audubon, Pennsylvania

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May 23, 2019
Great course
Caitlin Cox
Coach
Oregon, WI

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May 23, 2019
I really enjoyed going through the 3D Coaching Class. I look forward to using what I have learned to become a better coach.
Dave Schlabaugh
Dave Schlabaugh
Head Basketball Coach
Mount Vernon, IA

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May 22, 2019
This course definitely changed my mindset and perspective on motivating the student athletes, and how to be better as a person.
Katie Trumm
Coach
Lake Mills, Wisconsin

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May 22, 2019
Great material. Definitely planning on using parts within my weekly practice plans.
Samuel Pocklington
Coach
Aloha, OR

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May 21, 2019
Excellent course for the Youth, HS, Club or College Coach. Outstanding detailed information in three of the most important building blocks of coaching which focused on developing the body, mind and heart of all your athletes. This class is truly a can't miss educational tool for all coaches seeking to meet the demands of our changing sport culture.
David Philop
Head Softball Coach
Fort Collins, CO

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May 21, 2019
This course did a great job of providing meaningful lessons and giving the strategies and tools that I need to be a Complete Coach that can change lives for the better.
Joe Cognac
Coach
Oregon, Wisconsin

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May 17, 2019
Great course! Not only does it provide a framework for becoming a transformational coach, but it also works through very practical steps for developing and implementing a strategy for transformation.
Michael Harrison
International Sports Initiative
Austin, TX

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May 17, 2019
It really is awesome. The information and resources are so thorough and it really captures a recipe for successfully developing our youth. This is how a parent, this is how I coach, and these tools will help me teach other how to participate.
David Baginski
FCA
WINTER GARDEN, FL

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May 16, 2019
It was just what I needed.
CHRISTHIAN SAAVEDRA
Coach
rogers ar, Arkansas

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May 16, 2019
Awesome course I recommend to anyone interested in being a coach, leader, teacher, business executive or parent. The 3D Framework should be utilized as the foundation of how society works as a whole and how we can get the best out of each other each and every day.
Kevin Catterson
Coach/Athletics Coordinator
LYNDON STATION, WI

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May 15, 2019
So much great information for me as a coach as a leader as a parent
Christopher Lemke
Coach
Baraboo, Wisconsin

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May 14, 2019
It was an outstanding course!
Stephen Considine
Baraboo High School
Baraboo, WI

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May 14, 2019
I am very glad I went through the course. I would highly recommend it to all coaches!
Jim Langkamp
Baraboo High School
Baraboo, WI

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May 13, 2019
Gained a lot of valuable insight into coaching today's student-athletes.
Steve Turkington
Baraboo High School
Baraboo, WI

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May 13, 2019
It was an excellent course, and I have learned so many things about all elements of coaching. I will use the knowledge I have gained to guide my coaching now and in the future. Highly recommended course.
Allison Berglund
Assistant Coach
Kansas City, Missouri

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May 9, 2019
It was a great reminder of keeping my "why" clear.
Christhian Saavedra
Coach
ROGERS, Arkansas

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May 9, 2019
This is a life-transforming course packed with nuggets of wisdom that are applicable not only in coaching, but also in parenting, marriage, and in almost every relationship we have as human beings. I learned a lot about having a life of purpose and meaning - and of how to encourage others - especially the youth - to pursue the same.
Ronnie C. Montoya
Area Director for Baguio City - FCA Philippines
La Trinidad,, Benguet

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May 9, 2019
3Dimensional coaching is a great way to learn how to touch the minds and hearts of your athletes. It does a nice job of focusing on what's most important when connecting with your athletes, and how to truly change their lives.
Lane Zierten
Head Coach
Mt Vernon, IA

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May 8, 2019
The 3D Coaching certification process is one that requires each coach to look at themselves and constructively assess the decisions we make as leaders. You will learn the impact that these decisions have on our players success and well being. If you would like to learn how to connect with your perspective, current and former players on a more meaningful level then 3D coaching will work great for you.
Peter Dumas
Head Coach
Mount Vernon, IA

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May 7, 2019
Professional, organized and insightful coaching course.
Thomas F. Callahan III
Wrestling Coach
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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May 7, 2019
Awesome! I wish I had this 30 years ago in the beginning of my coaching journey!
Ron Howard
Coach
Gering, Nebraska

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May 6, 2019
Very helpful!!!
Tony Pharo
Coach
Verona, WI

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May 6, 2019
After coaching for 20+ years, this course has opened my eyes to a entire new way of thinking and approach to coaching.
Missy Daugherty
Coach
Bourbonnais, IL

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May 4, 2019
This course helped me expand my coaching from the first dimension into the second and third dimensions.
Bryan Pearsall
Head Assistant Wrestling Coach
Philadelphia, PA

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May 3, 2019
I couldn't wait to get to the next section. I wanted to learn more and more about what I could do to not only promote sport, but help build relationships with my athletes.
Austin Todd
Wrestling Coach
Cherokee, IA

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May 3, 2019
I found this course very inspirational and educational. It is going to help me be the best coach I can be to help my players reach their highest potential in all capacities.
Milton Knox
Coach
Pacoima, CA

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May 3, 2019
Good,
Ariel Hendricks
Coach
Binghamton, New York

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May 2, 2019
A great wealth of information! I enjoyed participating greatly!
Bryce Lehman
Coach
Garden City, MO

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May 1, 2019
Good course. It does a good job of getting into why you want to coach. Remembering your "why" is something that I have always tried to do when coaching and this course did a great job getting to that point.
Nick Bobb
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Mount Vernon, Iowa

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May 1, 2019
I would recommend this to any coach/leader/manager
Chris Siebert
Coach
Oregon, WI

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April 30, 2019
I really wasn't excited to take this course. But as I began learning the 3Dimensional style of coaching and how to implement it in my program, I was blown away! This program has shown me the tools that I've always needed but couldn't grasp! This is the training I needed to connect to and relate to this generation! In short, this program will help me make positive changes in my life and all those that I come in contact with!
Robert White
Coach
PAYSON, Arizona

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April 29, 2019
No matter where you are at in your coaching career and journey, through the process of this training, you are able to reflect, grow and enhance the impact you have as a coach.
Nathan Grosse
Head Men's Soccer Coach
Mount Vernon, Iowa

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April 29, 2019
This was a great course and I can not wait to get started on implementing these strategies in the coming season.
Tyler Steinmetz
Coach
Oregon, WI

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April 25, 2019
I really enjoyed this course and feel that i learned a lot of really good information I could utilize on my team immediately.
Lisa Still
Health Teacher & Assistant Coach
Bel Air, MD

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April 25, 2019
I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from other coaches and gain new perspectives.
Brianna Strong
Coach
Mount Vernon, Iowa

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April 24, 2019
A very insightful and thought provoking course. Solid content with effective use of storytelling throughout. This literally is a game changer.
Mark Dollins
Ridgefield Youth Wrestling Club
Ridgefield, Connecticut

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April 24, 2019
Include a more diverse coaching example- different sports and female coaches
Casey Donson
Assistant Coach
Rogers, AR

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April 24, 2019
I enjoyed the majority of the course. I felt a small portion of it could have been eliminated due to it being common knowledge.
Dan Steen
Oregon High School Coach
Oregon, WI

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April 24, 2019
I love this program! Literally changed my point-of-view of coaching from the first module!
Jasmine Robertson
Extreme Cheer & Tumble
Temple, Texas

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April 23, 2019
Very inspirational. Gave a lot of perspective and different approaches to try to reach athletes of all types.
Jackie Sernek
Softball Coach
Mount Vernon, Ia

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April 22, 2019
The modules and course material really give you and understanding and idea of how to progress further into your career as a coach.
Shelby Baldwin
Graduate Assistant
Emporia, Kansas

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April 22, 2019
The impact this course has made on how I will approach coaching as well as life is immense. I am very happy that I have had the chance to take this course.
MICHAEL MCAULIFFE
Coach
AUBURN, Massachusetts

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April 22, 2019
This course was extremely eye-opening. It has transformed my coaching outlook.
Michael Bakaletz
Head Coach
Lee, Massachusetts

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April 21, 2019
I found this course very helpful, informational, and inspirational.
Milton Knox
Coach
Pacoima, California

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April 21, 2019
I enjoyed this course because it seemed very relevant to high school sports specifically. I appreciated that it did not only focus on football (or other more popular sports.) I wish there was a female coach that had a segment.
Emily Dillard
Head Girls Tennis Coach
Lowell, AR

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April 19, 2019
A Great course!
Adam Wamsley
Head Girls Basketball Coach
Oregon, WI

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April 19, 2019
This was a good practical course. The reflection and implementation parts are very useful.
John Jones
Coach
Olympia, Washington

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April 19, 2019
Fantastic and very informative
Tayler Pinkall Hernandez-Flores
Coach
Salina, Kansas

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April 19, 2019
3D coaching a is great resource to have in your toolbox. This teaching has allowed me to rethink on how I want to be remembered as a coach and how I should connect with my athletes outside of just the fundamentals of the sport.
Kai Callins
Coach
Emporia, Kansas

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April 17, 2019
I have been playing and then coaching basically my whole life. I found very refreshing and informative this course and I would recommend it to ANY coach, teacher or person. Like any training session, you can get bits and pieces of every model and let it help your individual case....
Glad I took this course.
Good job
Jose Michel Fajardo
Cornell College Women's Head Soccer Coach
Iowa City, IA

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April 16, 2019
This course was awesome and opened up my eyes to a new way of coaching! It was a great way to give insight into my coaching style.
Andrew Holcombe
Volleyball Coach
Springdale, Arkansas

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April 16, 2019
Great information and good stories to enhance information.
Paul Boyles
Heritage Boys Basketball Coach
Lowell, AR

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April 16, 2019
Great information and thought went into the making of this course. It can help coaches of all ages and years of experience.
Kyle Rogers
Coach
Centerton, AR

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April 14, 2019
I wish I had been able to take this course earlier in my coaching career.
Taylor Hubbard
Coach
Ankeny, Iowa

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April 12, 2019
This was an excellent course. I cannot wait for the next season to begin so I can start instilling the values of a 3D coach onto the players.
Jess Liban
Coach
Oak Creek, WI

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April 12, 2019
Overall, great course. At times, I felt answers could be based on opinions of instructors of the course rather than facts. Aside from that, thoroughly enjoyed course.
Emily Plagenza
Coach
Somers, CT

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April 10, 2019
Throughout my coaching career I have been viewed by others as being a successful coach, however my own assessment of the 'feeling(s)' at the end of the season have left me in discontent. Hopefully the ideals and content provided by this course will enable me to tie loose ends, and solidify my purpose as a coach. Because of my age I am nearing the end of my career, and wish I would have had this course many years ago, but I can implement things now....and plan to pass this content on to my children who have become coaches or leaders in their own realms. Thank you!
Lee Retzlaff
Tennis Coach
La Crosse, Wi

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April 9, 2019
Excellent program for coaches of all levels and sports!
Willie Johnson
Rogers Heritage Football
Rogers, Arkansas

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April 9, 2019
Great ideas, just maybe condense things and videos into shorter segments. I felt like a lot of the time one of the presenters would say something, I would think that what they said was a good idea, and then they would spend 5 minutes saying the same thing over and over in different ways.
Kyle Moix
Coach
Rogers, AR

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April 8, 2019
I appreciated the way the course helped me think about my coaching philosophy.
Devin Schoening
Head Girls Basketball Coach
Underwood, IA

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April 7, 2019
Great Course
Mariah Thompson
Varsity Women's Head Coach
Rock Hill, SC

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April 7, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed 3D coaching. It validated my thoughts on teaching more than just the fundamentals of the sport. It teaches coaches how to improve the whole person, not just the athlete.
Paul Wilson
Head Cheer Coach
Rogers, AR

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April 4, 2019
This course has helped me in 2 areas: 1. Solidify my purpose and remind me of why I coach. 2. Establish a concise framework to execute our plan for the program each season.
Neil Fendall
Sisters Outlaws - Head Coach
Sisters, OREGON

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April 2, 2019
Lot of great material in this course.
Tiffany Taylor
Coach
Fayetteville, AR

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April 2, 2019
Excellent course
Darren Hotelling
Coach
Bentonville, AR

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April 2, 2019
The course will make you evaluate your own coaching procedures. Whether you would use the concepts or not, it really make you access, evaluate your coaching style.
Tom Olsen
Head Boys Basketball Coach
Rogers, Arkansas

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April 1, 2019
I thought it was amazing. I have a completely different view of coaching after taking this course. I also feel I took it at a perfect time because while taking it I read Coach Duke's book "3D Coach" which went hand in hand with this course.
McKenzie Milton
Coach
Oviedo, FLORIDA

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April 1, 2019
This course was very helpful and full of good information.
Jerry Sharp
coach
Pocahontas, Arkansas

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April 1, 2019
Recommend this course if you want to really start believing in yourself and find the success and reasoning to become a better coach and person.
Taylor Thompson
Student
Emporia, KS

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March 31, 2019
A great course that allows us to look internally for new ways to promote positivity in our activity.
Matthew Bennett
Band Director
Carthage, Missouri

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March 31, 2019
Although it was time consuming, there were a lot of good ideas that I was able to take away from this course. They covered a lot of information that I don't often think about myself, and did a great job explaining where today's kids come from and how to reach them. While I find myself using many of the strategies they gave, I still found numerous changes I can make to make both myself and our program better.
Mark Lingenfelter
Girls Tennis Coach
Carthage, MO

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March 29, 2019
3D coaching is so eye opening to the intricate world of coaching. It's a great responsibility to coach today's youth, this course is a wonderful support system for that.
Lindsay Mikhail
Coach
Carthage, MO

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March 27, 2019
This is an excellent course that I have greatly benefitted from!
Alexander Vafakos
Coach
Springfield, Missouri

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March 27, 2019
Fantastic and it helped me become certified in a field I am passionate about.
Daniel Hubler
Coach
Springfield, Missouri

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March 27, 2019
Its well designed and a though through course for any coach who wants to make difference in the lives of athletes
Pathum Edirisinghe
Swimming Coach
Colombo 07, Colombo

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March 26, 2019
This was an amazing journey. I can't wait to start implementing this knowledge into my program.
Scott Moore
Coach
Rogers, AR

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March 26, 2019
Very well organized.
Kacey Thayer
Coach
Neosho, Missouri

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March 25, 2019
I loved it. Showed me a variety of methods to become not just a better coach or teacher but as a person. Information was detailed perfectly while being easy to understand.
Matthew Guffy
Coach
Cherokee, OK

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March 24, 2019
This program has provided me with the tools to move forward in as a fully capable, competent and inspired 3Dimensional Coach. To be honest, many of the foundations of 3D Coaching are already in my heart. I have always coached to the hearts and to the minds of my players. However, I would not in any way have considered myself an expert within the Level 2 and Level 3 realms of coaching. I knew I wanted to coach this way. I knew I had to coach this way. I even know why I wanted to coach this way. I did not know exactly how to coach this way, though. The strategies provided through 3Dimension Coaching will benefit my girls basketball players in ways I can't even imagine. The strategies will not only make me better as a coach, but also as a person. This program should be mandatory for any coach, for any person responsible with coaching and caring for players. Thank you so, so much for this opportunity. My life, and most importantly my players' lives, will be changed forever by this!
Ryan Malashock
Coach
Bentonville, AR

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March 23, 2019
This course is designed for the experienced coach. It offers many suggestions that go beyond surface coaching.
Monica Curl
Coach
Carthage, Missouri

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March 21, 2019
This course didn't necessarily teach me new information, but rather it allowed me to reflect on my teaching and coaching so I can improve my practice.
Morgan Olson
Ankeny High School
Pleasant Hill, IA

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.