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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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.
**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.
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2018 Very insightful course
Kayla Ayer Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2018 This was a great course that I will be using to help improve in my coaching and to better myself and my athletes!
Amanda Vanderbogart Topeka, KS
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 A+, you covered topics that have never been addressed in any coaching courses I have taken, they all focused on the first dimension
Robert O. Snyder coach
Hawthorne, New York
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 This course can be life-altering for coaches, athletic directors and anyone in a leadership position that is searching to transform culture and their people.
Tom Bendt Developer of Leaders
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 17, 2018 The information was very well organized and the speakers were very motivational. The content really resonated with me as a coach and educator.
Lisa Wetherell Teacher
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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 13, 2018 This is life changing and for everyone!
Kerry Degman Sunset High School Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 8, 2018 The course changed how I approach coaching.
Jeffrey Rice Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 3, 2018 Excellent
Randy Bland Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 21, 2018 Loved the course and can not wait to implement the new ideas I have learned!
Kelsie Roberts Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 18, 2018 Really helpful to help you think how a parent would want their children taught and coached.
Ken Martinez Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 9, 2018 Great course
Joseph Sheffield Semper Fly Wrestling Club
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 26, 2018 Excellent course teaches life values and teaches how to coach 21th century kids.
James Gadde Dirk Campbell
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 23, 2018 This course changed my perspective of coach and my approach to life itself.
Teodoras Poškus Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 22, 2018 I would recommend that all coaches go through this training to revisit and reflect on the reasons they became a coach and the impact they want their program to have on the athletes and their lives on and off the field. The program engages the participant from the beginning and keeps their attention throughout the various lessons through inspirational stories, thought-provoking questions, and eye-opening statistics.
Teri Gunther Coach
Kansas City, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 20, 2018 This course is great. A thorough discussion of each dimension and specific examples to help clarify application with a team. Outstanding presenters.
Floyd Halvorsen Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 19, 2018 The application is essential part of program
Tracy Allen Allen Benton
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 18, 2018 This was a fantastic course which could apply to running a family or any organization or business. It should be required for coaches and teachers in the U.S.
George Toney Part-time lecturer USC
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 17, 2018 I really liked the setup of the course. I liked being able to work on it when I had the opportunity.
The Videos were amazing. The stories of places and people changed.
Todd Ratliff Coach, Albia Community Schools
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 16, 2018 The journey of this course was a great opportunity for me to reflect on the coach that I am and the coach that I want to be moving forward
Curt Lamb Head strength & Conditioning Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 13, 2018 This is a very good course。
Liu Tao Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 13, 2018 The course unfolded in a natural way that helped me pinpoint my purpose and the reason for my journey with my athletes, school and community. It is just what I needed to help put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Lisa Leslie Aloha High School - Head Coach - Boys & Girls Swim Team & Girls' Tennis
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 13, 2018 Lots of really sound research that I didn't know was out there to help me understand this current generational issues. The content and strategies are very helpful to realign myself in my coaching path.
Jud Conner Youth Development Director
Sioux Falls, SD
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 11, 2018 The 3-Dimensional Coaching framework walked me through (what seemed to be intimidating at first) my coaching purpose from my "why", to my "how". I believe I am on the path to becoming a transformational coach. THANK YOU 3D!
Bill Volk Head Football Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 9, 2018 This is a very good course，I learnt a lot of skill of coach and mindset method。Thank you very much。
Liu Tao Challenge Space
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 8, 2018 Enjoyed it...great information and technique.
Reggie Smith Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 5, 2018 Eye Opening! This course has already changed the way I talk to students on a daily basis.
Dustin Pester Coach
Miller City, Ohio
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 1, 2018 I loved every minute of this course. I believe it made me look deep inside myself and question some of my own tactics. It made me look at my approach to coaching and distinguish what was helping versus what was harming my players 2nd and 3rd dimensions. This course changed my life and I believe I will be a better coach for it. One thing is for certain and that is that I most definitely will be trying to be the best I can be for my players and my family.
Christopher Michaels Coach
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 1, 2018 I thought there were a lot of good testimonies that were shared and the people that were presenting the information kept my attention.
Regina E. Early Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 31, 2018 Corse was great and very informative and current. Great for High School coaches. Highly Recommended
James Bunnell Director of Athletics
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 recommend to others
Brad Streich Wrestling Coach
Kansas City, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 28, 2018 This course should be taken by any person who strives to be and help others to be better people, athletes, coaches, and teammates.
Don Grable Athletic Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 28, 2018 This course allowed me to fully realize where our coaches and athletes are coming from today. The "nuggets" that were shared throughout the presentations are priceless and will serve as a springboard to helping our total athletic program become much better and one to be proud of.
Dan Swagerty Athletic Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 27, 2018 Very powerful course that makes you think about what your doing and the impact that you have. The way you layout the steps, definitions, purpose, and meaningful videos and experiences make it work!
Gene Cahan Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 27, 2018 Love the new added content! Look forward to growing as an Influencer into the sporting community in Montana and beyond by using the principles of 3D Coaching.
Feel more empowered and passionate to help change communities through the sporting culture in Montana for the Good!
Bob Veroulis State Director Montana FCA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 26, 2018 I am excited to full implement the 3 Dimensional Coaching into my volleyball program. I have no doubt that this method will take my girls to a higher level. I can't wait to get started.
Kary Dowling BBCHS
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 23, 2018 The videos were well placed to complimented the presenters during this course. The course was engaging and informative throughout and provided real life examples for coaches as well as administrators.
Gregory Carradine Athletic Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 22, 2018 I truly enjoyed the GENUINE and HEARTFELT way the presenters conveyed the information. Many other courses often feel like "sales pitches", but 3D Coaching never felt that way at all.
I also appreciated the many suggestions for the TANGIBLE ways 3D coaching could be implemented into programs.
Brent Buell Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 19, 2018 This is a great life changing course. I would highly recommend this course to any coach or person in a leadership role.
Jeff Hall Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 16, 2018 This course identified the issues facing coaches today and brought them together along with many suggestions for how to solve them. I would recommend it to any coach, those just starting out who wants a good framework for getting off on the right track as well as those who have been coaching for many years.
Kathy Choiyz Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 15, 2018 I found this course to be enlightening and transformational in their approach to coaching. 3D coaching brought new ideas and helped me understand the obstacles that I was putting in the way of my athletes. Through their presentation I am excited to change the way I coach, and setforth a model of excellence to enrich my players.
Jeffrey Rice Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 14, 2018 I really appreciated the pacing of the presentation, I was able to think and reflect after each section. I also appreciated the multiple voices that presented throughout, each with a little different perspective on the topic. I highly recommend this course to coaches and administrators who are seeking a foundational tool to use sports as a vehicle to teaching character.
John Barnes Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 12, 2018 The journey through 3 dimensional coaching has inspired me to capture the heart of my athletes and I feel confident in my abilities now having strategies to coach beyond success. I am more prepared than ever to invest in this generation, to be a coach, not just a fan.
Tamara Bruno Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 10, 2018 Having coached for 39 years and having raised four children, two of whom are coaches, and now serving as an FCA representative contacting coaches throughout south central Iowa, I have found this course more than just an exercise in the techniques of coaching. This has been an inspiration that can affect every area of my life. I will write a purpose statement for being a father, a grandfather, a husband, a church member, and a community member. I hope to pass this inspiration on to not only my children but on to every coach that God allows me to influence.
Gary Gravert South central Iowa FCA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 6, 2018 This was more than a class this was a journey into my soul. I reflected upon my past and am now excited about my future.
Robert Totra USA Wrestling
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 6, 2018 Outstanding course. It has changed my coaching methodologies and made me a more positive coach. Wish every coach in our school would take it.
Hugh Martin Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 4, 2018 The 3 Dimensional Coaching course provides every coach with an opportunity to reflect on his or her practice while also inspiring coaches to focus on the most important, human aspects of coaching.
Devin Schoening Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 4, 2018 This course opened my eyes to what more I can be doing in the lives of athletes. It really focuses your attention on the athlete as a whole person (body, soul, and spirit), and shows to me as a coach all the possibilities I have to positively impact the athletes.
B.J. Kresnye Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 31, 2017 I enjoyed it!
Cheri Smith Head Softball Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 30, 2017 This makes me want to call my girls up today and get started. Its an excellent course for really digging into the purpose of why I do what I do.
Bonnie Clinch Coach
Council Bluffs, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 28, 2017 The coaching coach I've been looking for.
Kurt Lindner Aloha High School Men's Tennis
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 26, 2017 Whether a brand new coach, or a coach with years of experience, this course will inspire and motivate you to re-evaluate the whys and ways we coach, refining our purpose and practical strategies in the process.
Rebekah Trittipoe Fellowship of Christian Athetes at Liberty University
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 22, 2017 This course really helped me think about myself as a coach and leader of young people. All coaches think about coaching in the 3rd dimension until it is game week and you have a lot of work to do to prepare for an opponent. This course helps you stay focused on what you know will really help your program be successful. This course helps a coach map out what to do and when to do it so it becomes part of your normal routine every week.
Brant Anderson Head Football Coach
Carter Lake, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 22, 2017 Are you looking to improve your coaching skills and expertise? I highly recommended checking this course out. I enrolled in this course through one of my masters' classes and couldn't be happier. The 3D coaching framework is top of the line! It is clearly one of the best coaching resources I've ever been a part of. I have learned a diverse range of skills and strategies that I will be implementing for future success. Thanks for challenging me along my journey of becoming a 3D coach. ***** 5 Stars NO DOUBT
Ryan Armstrong Physical Education Teacher & Coach
Malta Bend, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 20, 2017 Outstanding course. Has enabled me to change and grow as coach.
Hugh Martin Coach
Faison, North Carolina
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 19, 2017 Excellent Course! This is a Course that is much needed if you want to fulfill your passion as a coach!
Kenny Storkel Head Track Coach; Speed and Agility Coordinator
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 19, 2017 Outstanding presentation of valuable course material. As a military leader and long time youth, high school, and college coach, the information learned from this course will be useful in a number of realms.
Daric Buttrick Wrestling Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 15, 2017 I absolutely love the content being video driven with task oriented quizzes between. ensured I paid attention. Don't why I took so long to get to this course but will review it as often as possible.
William "Woody" Woods Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 14, 2017 I really love this program
Bernadette Hall Master of Physical Education and Coaching at The University of Arkansas at MonticelloMethodologies
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2017 Anyone who is engaged in the life of youth and/or athletes must go through this course. It is indeed transformational.
Juan Garcia Certified Life Coach
Paterson, New Jersey
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 11, 2017 I really enjoyed this class. A different way of thinking that i have not been exposed to.
Derrick Dow Coach
Blue Springs, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 10, 2017 This was a very interesting and helpful course. Tons of information that will change the style of coach you are or wanted to become for the better.
Clayton Wilson Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 10, 2017 I absolutely loved this course. This will not only help coaches, but can help change a person's transcendent purpose of life and how we are supposed to interact and have relation with one another as individuals.
Dillon Alexander Certified Personal Trainer
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 10, 2017 This course has been absolutely awesome. It goes beyond the fundamentals, which is what most coaches only try to teach. I wish I would've been taught these concepts when I was an athlete, but I am encouraged that I can pass this knowledge on to my athletes in order for them to have the best experience possible.
Chloe Wichmann Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 8, 2017 Best thing to learn ways how to improve to be a coach and becoming one as well.
Salvatore Ingargiola Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 7, 2017 Online material was extremely helpful.
Paden Maudlin Athletic Trainer
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 6, 2017 I found most of this course applicable and helpful. It was good to do as a group and meet about weekly.
Micah Tetreault Student of Life
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 6, 2017 It was a great course. I will use alot of the techniques I gained.
Zach Martin Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 4, 2017 Great course! Awesome to have the online course and an in class meeting with Mr. Simmons @ Northwest Missouri State
Scott Reilly Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 4, 2017 Amazing course that taught me the true importance of being a coach!
Shane Cole Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 4, 2017 it was very in depth and inciteful
Nicklaus Piraino Monticello, AR
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 4, 2017 I enjoyed this course. I plan to use these techniques in my coaching career.
Brian Ray Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 3, 2017 100/100
Steven Jones Head Football Coach
El Dorado, AR
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 3, 2017 This was a great course. Without a doubt this will improve any coaches abilities.
Kendall Lambert Coach
Little Rock, Arkansas
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 3, 2017 Great Course! Very Enlightening!
Justin Newton Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 30, 2017 This course was absolutely great!! I learned so much from each of the modules!! Highly recommend this program to any and all coaches!!
Josie Barela Athletic Trainer
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 30, 2017 This was a great course, highly recommend it for anyone entering the field of coaching.
Carl Bess Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 28, 2017 This course was incredibly helpful and inspiring. It pushed me to better myself for my volleyball program, my players, my family, and, most importantly, myself. Highly, highy recommended!
Shayna Daniels Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 28, 2017 This course was very informational. It really makes you stop and think about how much of an impact you have on student-athletes over the course of your career. We must coach in all 3 dimensions to fully try and reach each athlete.
Annie Roseberry Coach and Teacher
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 27, 2017 This course was fantastic! I highly recommend it to all teachers/coaches!
Zak King Director of Athletic Operations
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 27, 2017 I had taken a 3D Seminar, and was so motivated that I felt getting certified was an important next step to help me become a better coach. The tools I learned in this course are going to help me on and off the field, and help make the athletic journey of my athletes as positive and rewarding as possible. I have already recommended this to every coach in my organization. Well done!
Christopher Williams Club Director/Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 27, 2017 Fantastic. Highly recommend. Every HS and MS coach in the nation should be required to complete this course by their state association, athletic director, principal, or board of education. Even when not required or mandated, every coach should complete this training.
Ryan Ott Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 25, 2017 This course taught me a lot about dealing with different types of athletes.
Darrius Green Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 25, 2017 This course is amazing!
Billy Flowers II Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 24, 2017 This course was GREAT!!! it really helped me learn more about myself and what areas I need to focus on in order to be the best coach I can be! I have learned so much about myself and what I can do better in my coaching, and as a husband.
Matthew Paeth Head Wrestling Coach
La Junta, Colorado
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 22, 2017 Was a great coarse for not only coaching, but life in general.
Jason Coppinger Purchasing/ Manager
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 22, 2017 I really enjoyed this course. We actually used it as applied to a business and it related fantastically. It gave me confidence to continue in some of the things I had already been doing and provided insight and strategies in areas that were new. I never could have written a meaningful purpose statement without first taking this course!!
Brent Shields Project Manager
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ November 22, 2017 Lessons directly applicable to my current season, and a foundation to put into the off-season moving forward.
Brett Evans Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 20, 2017 Great course on coaching more than the skills!
Anthony Paolini Emporia State University
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ November 20, 2017 very helpful for high school or college coaches.
Thomas Morrison Coach
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.