3Dimensional Coaching


Course Description

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

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

Start the Journey


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

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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.71 / 5 Stars

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January 23, 2020
3D Coaching course is a detailed guide for a successful coaching experience.
Cathy Gordon
Assistant Coach
Collinsville, Mississippi

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January 23, 2020
This course opened my eyes to other ways to reach kids though athletics. Some I already knew and had started to implement. This course gave me a better guideline and framework to go beyond my plans & thoughts to create an enjoyable experience while being challenged to develop.
Bill Capaldo
Polk City, Iowa

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January 20, 2020
This is an excellent course which helps us keep in perspective what the focus of sports should be about. I would love for my children to play for 3D coaches who have taken this course.
Nick Fynaardt
Pella, Iowa

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January 19, 2020
This course has changed my mindset completely. I wish I would have know this as a coach. Now as the Activities Director, I will use this knowledge, skills, and inspiration to make true changes in those I serve. If there is someone who is even thinking about taking this course, I would say "YES" do it!

The course itself is easy to follow, and engaging the entire time. I found myself often re-watching videos and reflecting on my current life. I have never reflected more in my time as an educator, coach, and activities director than I have while taking this course. It is a game changer!
Adam McDonnell
Activities Director
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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January 17, 2020
I loved this course! Although, lengthy at times, the content is great!!
Haley Kohlmeyer
Storm Lake, Iowa

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January 16, 2020
Very helpful and suggested many great techniques and coaching strategies.
Robby Dirigo
Columbia, Missouri

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January 16, 2020
I really thank those who implemented this course because it has really open my mind and teaches me a lot of new things about coaching . I can see much more improvement and transformation in my coaching career.
Philip Agbemehia

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January 16, 2020
I thought the course was very educational and practical. 3D Coaching made me think about the things that I am currently doing and also about things that I want to do in the future for my team and in my life.
Trent Tracy
Head Football Coach
Ashland, Missouri

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January 15, 2020
This program helped me organize thoughts and actions I had been wanting to take with my team. It helped inspire me in the tough times, and motivate me to take the next steps. It gave structure to the sport, and changed my outlook as I hope it also had some impact on my athletes.
Bethany Jones
Hibbing, Minnesota

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January 15, 2020
This course was very beneficial to me in learning things I never knew about the game, and about the players.
Madison Kirby
Fairmount, Illinois


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have many school districts, clubs, and athletic organizations who require their coaches to be 3D certified. This process is easy. Simply reach out, let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase, and we will set up a unique code that will allow your coaches to enroll in the course at no cost to them. We will then send you an invoice, and you can pay for them all at once out of your athletic budget, professional development budget, or with donated funds from sponsors. As an administrator, we will give you tools to help guide your coaches through this journey and set you up with account access so you can monitor their progress.

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

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

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

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

How do I use the Companion Study Guide?

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

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

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

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

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