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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July 21, 2021
I really appreciated the quizzes throughout the course, they really helped to keep me on track with my thinking. I really loved how this course also broke down how to write my Transformational Purpose Statement, I like that I was asked to put my thoughts into words on the page.
Janelle Bennett
Volleyball Coach
Denver, Colorado

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July 20, 2021
Brilliant course that shows the average coach a way to greatness, not the type of greatness you will find on the front page of a newspaper but rather the intrinsic greatness that will fill the void that some coaches experience. Athlete first winning second.
Juan Nagel
Doringkloof, Gauteng

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July 19, 2021
Excellent presentations and examples of all three dimensions of coaching!
Luke Vonhagen
Head Softball Coach-Standley Lake High School
Denver, Colorado

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July 19, 2021
Jason Miller
Park city, Utah

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July 19, 2021
Great course! It enabled me to make explicit and more specific a number of ideas about coaching that were already implicit. It was definitely worth the time.
Jeremy Sturdivant
Fort Worth, Texas

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July 19, 2021
This 3D coaching course was inspirational and helpful. It really made me self-reflect and dig deeper than I have in a long time. It was in line with all the things I've wanted to do as a coach but it helped provide resources and strategies to implement my vision. It also made me really slow down and re-examine my WHY and my vision. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to look within myself and reflect on what I've been doing and what I would like to do in the future.
Leo Sing Chow
Honolulu, Hawaii

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July 18, 2021
Coaching became something I was thrown into with no experience. I have been a teacher for 15 years. I feel like this course has taken what I have done in the classroom and applied those skills to coaching. I feel more prepared for my upcoming season. Thank you for everything.
Elizabeth Parrino
Coach, Hahnville High School
Boutte, Louisiana

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July 18, 2021
I really enjoyed this course and can't wait to get started!!!
about 120 days til the season begins!!! What I am doing is coaching a tennis campe and using the 3 dimensional coaching with my campers.
I'll be ready for the squash season!!!
Joseph Lacy
Coach Lacy
Baltimore, Maryland

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July 17, 2021
Truly inspiring and enjoyable throughout. I am a first time high school coach, and I am planning on taking and using the strategies taught and using the experiences of the presenters to model myself as a coach.
Zachary Boone
Asheville, North Carolina

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July 16, 2021
Geoff McLaughlin
Head Wrestling Coach
Oakton, Virginia


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.