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:  4.69 / 5 Stars

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October 17, 2021
As an assistant coach for the past 7 years and now a head coach, this course has helped me to put a name to many of the techniques, relationships and coaching tools I have learned along the way. The course has taken my “rough draft” of a coaching style and given me an outline to structure and build my future upon.
Charlton Hee
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
Kaneohe, Hawaii

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October 17, 2021
This course provides coaches with an essential resource for building a positive team culture and developing athletes to their full potential.
Thomas Hughes

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October 16, 2021
I think every coach should take this course in some capacity.
William Bradford
Fort Worth, Texas

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October 15, 2021
Great content. Insightful and encouraging. Will definitely apply what I've learned in my coaching career.
Lance Yocom

Fort Worth, Texas

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October 15, 2021
3D coaching helped transform the way I look at coaches and how the coaches in my department look at students.
Meghan Potter

Plymouth, Minnesota

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October 14, 2021
Incredible way to look beyond the Xs and Os; as a coach/teacher always want to learn to continue the passion through the individuals and sport; the transformational focus into other dimensions helps keep a focus for the coach into the players and the smiles, not the scoreboard.
Geoff Riegle
Arvada, Colorado

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October 14, 2021
Great course!
Larry Menendez Jr.
Girls Head Basketball Coach
Mansfield, Texas

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October 14, 2021
Great course! Great reminders!
Larry Menendez
Head Coach Girls' Basketball
Mansfield, Texas

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October 13, 2021
Awesome content!
Jordan Childs
Gainesville, Georgia

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October 12, 2021
This course is amazing!! Was hesitant at first, because I didn't want to move away from "old school" coaching. But our program is already better because of this program and heading in the right direction!
Greg Gisinger
Arcola Boys' Basketball Head Coach
ARCOLA, 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.