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 16, 2021
Phenomenal content and speakers.
Hannah Lukinac
Overland Park, Kansas

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July 15, 2021
Tanner Brookshire
Hendersonville, North Carolina

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July 15, 2021
I found this course to be a great resource on how to become a more well rounded coach.
Connor Callahan
Band Director
Overland Park, Kansas

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July 15, 2021
Despite being an academic coach and not an athletic one, I found this course very relevant and useful. I plan to train my team following this framework and implementing the 3D strategies with my caseload of students. Thank you Mark!
Amanda Stansberry
Student Success Coach
Fletcher, North Carolina

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July 15, 2021
I thought it was well thought out and structured.
Philip Wightman
Omaha, Nebraska

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July 14, 2021
The course was refreshing and inspiring.
Shelby Lanier
Head Golf Coach
Boutte, Louisiana

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July 14, 2021
The 3d frame work touch my heart and made me think and reflect on the journey I'm going to make which is going to help prosper others.
Enosh Kalpage
Pita Kotte,

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July 14, 2021
This is an excellent course highlight the importance that coaching a sport is coaching beyond only the physical abilities. The soul and spirit of a player also needs to be nourished.

Highly recommended for every coach.
Pieter Groenewald
Capetown, Western Cape

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July 14, 2021
As an individual reading for my Doctorate in Operational Excellence I find the 3D Model is perfect to dig deep into people not necessarily sport coaches but community as a whole. My work is linked on Necessary Conditional Analysis (NCA) which specifies a clear distinction between Necessity and Sufficiency.
3D as a framework is powerful to develop complementary applications on it. I am building a platform titled "Developing a Generation of Champions" and this will be very helpful. I am blessed to be with all of you.
Haris Omar
Strategic Championing Coach

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July 13, 2021
For anyone who is committed to excellence in all areas of their lives, not just coaching, this is an absolute "must" course to enroll in and finish. I just completed a 42-year coaching career. I have been to a multitude of coaches' clinics: almost all are in the first and second dimension. This is the first time I have received detailed teaching in the third dimension. Capturing the heart of your athletes is the most important dimension of the three. Teaching first dimension fundamentals and second dimension psychology are critical for success. If you want to reach your full potential, as a coach, you must learn to capture an athlete's heart if you want that athlete to perform at his/her highest level. Pursuing excellence means making the most out of your God-given talent as an athlete and a human being. This course covers all of this in detail.
Patrick Bailey
FCA Multi-Area Director
Corvallis, Oregon


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.