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

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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.68 / 5 Stars

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January 7, 2016
I recommend this course for coaches. Every coach can be better. Plain and simple. I feel I do a really good job, but this showed me ways to be better.
Mark Royer
Coach
Council Bluffs, IA

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January 7, 2016
I learned a lot about myself and about how I want my programs to look. I feel that this course is just going to make my program better and stronger.
Mike Schweitzer
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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January 5, 2016
The most valuable thing I got out of taking this course was taking the time and reflecting on my own coaching, and what I will change as a result of this reflection. I feel if more coaches coached in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions we would see greater participation in sports at the high school level.
Luke Coufal
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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January 4, 2016
I started to use the tools in this course as soon as I learned them and they have help my team already. Learning how to talk to my wrestlers about more than just the mat and school was the most valuable part of taking this course.
Jamie Crossno
Coach
Winslow, IL

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January 3, 2016
I am definitely going to recommend it to my assistant coaches because I think it does a great job of emphasizing what the true purpose of sport should be. Too often we as coaches get caught up in the idea that it is all about wins and losses and we forget that it's all about kids.
Mike Garner
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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December 28, 2015
I recommend this course to other coaches. It is eye opening to the other aspects of coaching that are rarely discussed in typical coaching education. Learning about coaching more than the fundamentals and physical side of the sport was very valuable. Reaching athletes on higher levels to help them reach their potential.
Adam Simons
Coach
Lynchburg, VA

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December 22, 2015
This course gave me hope that there is a better way to coach and there are strategies in place that can be utilized for coaches to pursue excellence through goodness. I would absolutely recommend this course. I am an Athletic Director - I heard Dr. Duke speak at the National AD's Conference in Florida - I now have a vision to move forward with a comprehensive professional development for all my coaches.
Mark Faust
Athletic Director
Peoria, AZ

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December 22, 2015
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course! I think a lot of my methods, tactics, and reasons for coaching were validated. It is nice. This course digs considerably deeper in ways to reach our kids and somewhat forces the coach to get an idea of how, what, why, etc. we should be coaching 3-dimensionally. I was intrigued, and subsequently, am a better coach already, having seen a fraction of 3D Coaching over the Summer at Silver College for USA Wrestling at University of Wisconsin. Incidentally, I was exposed to intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. I have competed nearly my entire life and never really 'got' how my own sons were never overly excited to wander around in their medals after a long tourney. Looking at the whole picture, I see that they are wrestling...for intrinsic purposes. They enjoy the competition, trying their takedowns, 'the sport,' and the 'game.' Knowing the difference, I am able to motivate much better, but, again, am validated in my own, already built, system for wrestling: (1.)FOUNDATION: We will build a foundation, fundamentally-strong, that will easily translate to any program, (2.) SUCCESS: We will help define success based on our athletes' unique skills/needs and, then, help them find it. (3.) FUN: perhaps, most-important, we will teach, learn, and compete in a way that is fun for all involved.
Clint Smith
Coach
Marshfield, MO

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December 21, 2015
This course helped me to see that most coaches stay in level 1 and we need to work on reaching all 3 levels of our athletes. I would like to have all my coaches take the course.
Carl Nini
Athletic Director
Marrero, LA

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December 19, 2015
This course helped me to not be narrow minded within my teachings. I would recommend it to other coaches. It helps reduce the goal and success orientation of parents nowadays.
James Wenzel
Coach
Powell, WY

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December 16, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it was and can be a good reminder as to why we are coaching. It served as a valuable reminder that coaching is more than just about winning and losing.
Rex Janssen
Coach
Ballwin, MO

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December 14, 2015
The overall concept of 3D coaching plus strategies to help us was very valuable. This course was very beneficial and I love the overall concept.
Tom Smith
Coach
West Des Moines, IA

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December 13, 2015
The information and tools provided by this course are very important if you as a coach want to help develop your players into well rounded people and have the most long term impact. The required reading of Inside Out Coaching was really eye opening and very informative. Joe's writing style and storytelling was very interesting and motivating.
Seth Kinkaid
Media Relations
Olathe, KS

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December 10, 2015
I was able to come up with a concrete plan of action to present to my coaching staff through the organization of this course. I would recommend this course. It challenges you to go deeper with your coach-athlete relationships.
Mike McKee
Athletic Director
Lynden, WA

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December 9, 2015
The combination of the insight coincided with the videos. Very powerful! It is a great tool for coaching at all levels!
Brian Dolph
Coach
Haddonfield, NJ

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December 8, 2015
This course just gives you a better way to coach. Moving forward I believe I can become a better person and coach.
John Pearson
Coach
Des Moines, IA

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December 5, 2015
I appreciate the reasoning and research presented behind these new concepts. I felt it would be good for every coach to hear these concepts and utilize them.
Leonard Grodoski
Coach
Chrystal Lake, IL

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December 4, 2015
This course helps coaches refocus on what is truly important. Our entire coaching staff will be going through the course.
Jeremy Stukenholtz
Athletic Director
Council Bluffs, IA

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December 1, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it is a great way to learn other ways to motivate/inspire people and learn about the importance of things outside of sport.
Aaron Fritz
Coach
Faucett, MO

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November 29, 2015
What I got most from this coarse was the knowledge of how a coach's interaction with his/her athletes can transcend their sport. I gained the realization that by moving to the next level of coaching I can transform athletes into adults. I believe this course should be a requirement to get a coaching endorsement. If a coach is only coaching Xs and Os, he/she is missing out on coaching the things that will matter when there athletes games are over.
Robert Holkesvik
Coach
Decorah, IA

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November 24, 2015
The most valuable thing I got out of taking this course was just taking some time to think about the important things coaches need to be focused on instead of just the W's and L's. I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. All coaches can benefit from the topics discussed.
Marlin Roach
Athletic Director
Cameron, MO

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November 22, 2015
I enjoyed researching the different strategies to implement in the season and even off season that this course provides. This course is necessary because our athletes are changing, and this is helpful to decide how to approach that.
Samantha Jackson
Coach
Oregon, MO

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November 18, 2015
I would definitely recommend this course. This course has exactly how I would perceive our coaches developing the same relationships with their players as I have when I was a coach. As an athletic director, it will be a nice addition to our coaching staff as a requirement.
Donald Beazizo
Athletic Director
Burlington, WA

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November 17, 2015
Being a beginner coach, this course set a clear path for the actions I should take and implement to have the most impact on my players and fellow coaches. I recommend this course to other coaches. I believe that every coach needs to understand or be reminded of the athlete as being a person with life problems and emotional stresses.
Blake Forkey
Coach
Avon, CT

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November 16, 2015
?Central High School held a 3D Coaching professional development workshop this spring for all of our coaches. The information, purpose and direction acquired in the seminar has inspired our coaches to implement daily character building opportunities for our student/athletes to go beyond the fundamental stage of sports. Our coaches have a better understanding of the significance in developing values within the players that motivates them to maximize their individual potential and to reach team goals. 3D Coaching has refined our perspective on coaching.?
Neal Hook
Athletic Director
St. Joseph, MO

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November 10, 2015
The most valuable part of this course was the idea that we need to have a purpose that is larger than our goals. True success is measured off of our purpose not our goals. I would recommend this course to other coaches. I already have talked to a number of coaches about doing it.
Mark Lardy
Coach
Bismarck, ND

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November 10, 2015
The 3Dimensional Coaching curriculum is a natural fit for our district. Our core values include learning, character, leadership and collaboration which match the 3D values. This curriculum gave our coaches and administrators ideas and practical tools to infuse these values in our student athletes.
Larry Linthacum
Superintendent
Jefferson City, MO

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November 8, 2015
The new perspective on coaching and the realization of the role that I play in athlete's lives was very valuable. I love this approach to coaching and can see how beneficial it is.
Megan Beck
Coach
St. Joseph, MO

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November 2, 2015
I would absolutely recommend this course to every coach. The reason for this is because I believe we all have a plan to coach in the 3rd dimension, but we get side tracked and forget what it is really all about. This is a great reminder to put some things in stone that we want to implement as coaches. I gained more strategies to continue to do what I feel as if I have already been doing in my short coaching career. It's reassuring knowing that others think the way I think.
Andrew Nicola
Coach
Riverside, CA

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October 29, 2015
This course reinforced my understanding that the primary role of a coach is to produce good human beings. It gets to the heart of what it means to be a coach.
Mark Pearson
Coach
Pottstown, PA

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October 29, 2015
I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches! The various techniques I can use with the athletes to help them become more positive with each other and be a unit of one was very valuable. Great information.
Tonya Young
Coach
Savannah, MO

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October 28, 2015
Setting up a 3Dimensional Coaching Transformational Purpose was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course. I would recommend this course to other coaches. The new ideas, concepts, and understanding in coaching is always helpful to help student athlete growth & success.
Anthony Barbrie
Coach
Savannah, MO

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October 28, 2015
I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. There are too many coaches and parents who are living through their children and expect them to compete in college athletics. This helps us get the big picture of why we need to prepare young student athletes for life, not sports. This course reminded me of why I coach and my need to try to keep play as number one aspect of competition.
Rod Elms
Coach
St. Joseph, MO

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October 28, 2015
Learning strategies on how to impact lives was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course.
Eddie Schaaf
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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October 28, 2015
It's a great course that helps you to understand how to approach coaching from all aspects. Learning some strategies on how to deal with athletes in the area of motivation was very valuable.
Riley Weems
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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October 27, 2015
I feel this program is the foundation for success to helping students succeed. Learning about the different methods of building relationships with students, the journals, spotlight, and modeling to build students relationship was very valuable.
Dixie Wirsig
Counselor
Kansas City, MO

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October 21, 2015
Learning that there is more to coaching than just being great at the first dimension was very valuable. This course provided a great way for coaches to listen and reflect on this material and younger coaches to gain this knowledge now.
Eric Mitchell
Coach
Platte City, MO

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October 20, 2015
This course will help coaches understand the difference between being a good and a great coach. This is the essence of connecting with your athletes at a level that is going to last a lifetime.
Andrew Cook
Coach
Burlington, WA

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October 13, 2015
The reinforcement of the core values need to be a successful coach was very valuable. Also being an elder in our church and mentoring kids everyday, using the 2nd and 3rd dimension and not even realizing it. It opened my eyes to a lot of thing and reinforced others as well.
Shawn Noppert
Coach
Pompton Plains, NJ

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October 10, 2015
This course was valuable because it provided me with validation of establishing relationships with others to promote effective results.
Tara Deckard
Coach
Kansas City, MO

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September 29, 2015
I truly have been praying for something like this in my own life, and would recommend to others. The most valuable thing I got out of this class was the fact that I believed that I was coaching in the other dimensions, but rather just used verbiage from the 2nd and 3rd dimension but never taught it.
Chad Cook
Coach
Inola, OK

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September 28, 2015
I loved the list of strategies at the end. This course is full of inspirational content and puts a phenomenal perspective on what we should be doing as coaches.
Rebecca Zylstra
Coach
Brentwood, MO

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September 22, 2015
I would recommend this course because it brings the necessity of player development as people to the forefront. It was valuable because it reminds me that coaching is not completely about winning.
Dakota Neisen
Coach
Mendon, IL

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September 18, 2015
The very clear and thorough explanations and examples of the 3 dimensions and thinking about the purpose that motivates me was very valuable. I would definitely recommend this course to other coaches because it covers a range of important topics that are very relevant to coaching sports in our current cultural context and gives great strategies for focusing on and creating success on and off the field.
Valorie Stokes
Coach
Platte City, MO

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September 15, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches. There are a lot of things in this course that you touch base with that you may forget about in the whirlwind of the season. I got some helpful tips and exercises to use with my team.
Aaron Cooper
Coach
Union Star, MO

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September 6, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it is a different way of looking at coaching, not just through the first dimension. The ideas on building relationships with players and parents were very valuable.
Rick Hodge
Coach
Platte City, MO

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September 1, 2015
I feel that understanding how to motivate in the second level will help me the most. It makes so much sense to use 'play' instead of the term 'outwork'. Today's athletes live in a very different world than it was even ten years ago. This course provides ideas to teach/coach the entire student athlete.
Terry Hopkins
Coach
Maryville, MO

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August 31, 2015
I will be recommending this course to every coach I know. Along with Joe's (Ehrmann) book, this course has had the single most positive impact on my coaching career. I was at a crossroads and came across this course at the exact right time. It has renewed my passion for working with young people by giving me concrete strategies I can put into practice immediately.
Dave Boehm
Coach
Orlando, FL

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August 28, 2015
This course will only help you to become a better coach and allow you to better meet the needs of your players.
Jacob Meyer
Coach
Cameron, MO

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August 28, 2015
The 3D Coaching workshop our entire coaching staff at Chillicothe High School participated in was extremely valuable for us. It opened the eyes and inspired our young coaches and veteran coaches as well to be great leaders of athletes and be a positive influence in impacting many lives as a coach. The 3D Coaching workshop directly applied to every coach as it did not focus on the X and O's of a particular sport, but focused on motivating student athletes in a positive way. This area is a huge challenge for coaches when dealing with the modern day athlete. Veteran and young coaches alike on our staff commented to me that it was a very valuable use of their time and they were glad that they had attended after the workshop was over. Wes is a great speaker and interacted with our coaches in an engaging manner. The 3D Coaching workshop material focusing on building a TEAM in a positive way will be implemented by many of our coaches.
Dan Nagel
Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
Chillicothe, MO

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August 22, 2015
I was able to self reflect on my coaching over the years. I had the opportunity to read the book last year and take the course this summer. It allowed me to look over the notes I highlighted from the book while watching the videos. I also liked the spiritual reflection with Jeff and Mark to take it to another dimension. I had a purpose statement prior to the course as required by the Minnesota State High School League after hearing Dr. Jeff Duke speak in person, had the opportunity to meet him and started this journey. After taking this course I revised my purpose statement with much more meaning. Overall a sense of self-reflection to become a whole coach in the 3-dimensions. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches! I think it is a course that every coach should take and reflect back before every season. I know I will continue to grow as a coach and teacher for the betterment of my players and students. I plan to share with enthusiasm the ideas with other coaches to encourage them to start or take their journey to another level.
Harry Jenness, Jr
Coach
Rosemount, MN

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August 17, 2015
This course helps me remember to show every kid they are loved and appreciated beyond what they do on the playing field. I think everyone could benefit in some way from this course.
Jamar Parrish
Coach
Kansas City, MO

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August 11, 2015
Knowing how to coach is a different beast now-a-days. This program hits it right on the head.
Todd Jaros
Coach
Platte City, MO

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August 10, 2015
Learning about the amount of student/player feedback I can give was great stuff. It is a fresh approach to coaching to what needs to be in the 21st century.
Jeff Humburg
Coach
Platte City, MO

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August 10, 2015
The way to motivate kids and developing other dimensions to coaching was the most valuable thing I got out of this course. It provides a lot of great points and insights to young coaches especially.
Alese Speckhart
Coach
Quincy, IL

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August 5, 2015
This course provides amazing examples that will help coaches raise self-awareness of their actions (and the effects of their actions) as well as tools to implement positive change. We will make this course a highly encouraged option for USA Wrestling's Coach Education Program.
Mike Clayton
USA Wrestling
Colorado Springs, CO

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August 5, 2015
This course gave me concrete ways to consistently coach in the 3rd dimension. Most coaches talk about motivation and impacting lives, this gives the tools to do so.
Tyrone Seymour
Coach
Kansas City, MO

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August 4, 2015
This course allows the coach to be more than just a sport-specific coach, but in many ways a life coach as well. Learning specific techniques of how to care and show compassion for my students, and show what I need to fix for myself in order to make myself and (more importantly) my students succeed inside and outside the classroom was the most valuable part.
Christopher Alexander
Coach
St. Joseph, MO

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August 3, 2015
This course gave me a better understanding of the effect coaches have. I think it would be a good course for anyone in a leadership position.
Steve Garr
Coach
Plattsburg, MO

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July 30, 2015
This course is a guide to where I want to be as a coach. Everything becomes so clear in these presentations. It shows what I have felt, but what I have not been able to articulate. I would absolutely recommend this course, and I already have contacted coaches and AD's from other schools. It is an easy to follow, eye opening program.
Dave Degarmo
Coach
Quincy, IL

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July 29, 2015
Not only would I recommend this course to other coaches, I would also recommend this to entire school districts. There are a lot of great things in here that would help teachers better relate to students and get more out of them in class.
Josh Arnsman
Coach
Mendon, IL

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July 28, 2015
If I would have had this my first year of coaching 28 years ago, what a different coach I would have been. I was definitely that 1st dimensional coach. The 2nd and 3rd dimension tools were the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course.
Anna Nutt
Coach
Platte City, MO

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July 27, 2015
Professional development is a necessity for educators and coaches. We all must continue to learn, grow, and exchange ideas with others. However, the focus of those sessions rarely reaches the personal level that it should. 3D Coaching does. When our coaches experienced 3D Coaching, there was substantial growth that took place. 3Dimensional Coaching focuses on the connections with kids and with people. It challenges coaches to get to the heart of an athlete. In my experience to date, I have not been a part of a more valuable professional development. As a result of this content, we implemented 3D Coaching Sessions that all coaches were welcome to attend. We met once a week for the remainder of the school year and are still doing so this summer. Those of us regulars have gotten a great deal from it. We have grown as coaches, and as people. I can't stress enough how beneficial 3Dimensional Coaching can be for you, your department or coaching staff.<blockquote style=margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px; border: currentcolor; border-image-source: none;>Jason Kurz
Jason Kurz
Athletic Director
Maryville, MO

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July 27, 2015
This course will change the way coaches approach their athletes.
Corey Johnson
Coach
Albany, NY

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July 25, 2015
This course gave me hope for my future in coaching. The tools and ideas it provided can help me enjoy the process and have my athletes also enjoy the process.I would absolutely recommend this course because it is positive and thought provoking.
Gene Peluso
Coach
Branchburg, NJ

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July 25, 2015
I would recommend this course because it gives coaches an insight on some very important topics that are never addressed anywhere else.
Jeremy Reed
Coach
Altus, OK

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July 25, 2015
In my 27 years as a coach and/or athletic administrator, I have not witnessed anything as beneficial and powerful for our kids & coaches as the 3D Coaching!! The concepts of 3D speak to the essence of why coaches coach as well as how to win the heart of athletes. If you want to experience the best possible professional development as a coach, 3D Coaching is a must!
Jeff Rich
Athletic Director (Retired)
Kansas City, MO

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July 20, 2015
It made me think about my coaching practices. It also allowed me to grow and implement new ideas.
Bill Utz
Coach
Kansas City, MO

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June 27, 2015
To actually write out a transformational purpose statement was the most meaningful part of this course. I am very encouraged by the many things I am learning and look forward to taking many of your coaching courses in the future. I would recommend this course to any coach or person in a position over someone else. I would especially make sure that young coaches just starting their coaching careers.
Jan Patterson
Coach
Platte City, MO

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May 27, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it show examples and the outcome of interacting with kids on a deeper level to connect and make a difference in their lives.
Alyssa Heiser
Coach
Temple, TX

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May 7, 2015
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches. I wish both of my girls were only coached by 3D coaches. So many coaches only coach on the first dimension and as a parent it is frustrating. This has opened my eyes as a parent and a coach to look at all dimensions and to remember NOT to take the FUN out of the competition!
Marty Edens
Coach
Temple, TX

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May 4, 2015
There are many, many valuable things about this course. Perhaps the most valuable is the thought put into why I am coaching, and how to coach moving forward. But the practical steps on how to be a 2nd and 3rd dimension coach are just as valuable. I don't know where I else I would find those resources or know how to implement them. I also deeply value the 3rd dimension talk relating our purpose to our service of Christ. It is inspiring and I find myself watching it or listening to it over and over. This course provides specific direction and inspiration, and dare I say peace of mind of how to coach. So much the coaching world and philosophy is 1st level. It's where I see young coaches putting all of their energy and effort. You are on to something very forward thinking.
Shad Nichols
Athletic Director
Principia School, MO

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April 5, 2015
I really took a lot of information out of this course. I would highly recommend this to all coaches across the board.
Alex Burrell
Coach
Clermont, FL

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.