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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September 14, 2017
Want to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of your players, something they will take with them beyond the court or field? This resource will help lay or build on the foundation to positively impact lives in their homes, at their work, and in their communities. Here's to securing the most important victories of all, in the hearts and lives of your players!
Wallace Yamauchi

Hot Springs, Arkansas

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September 14, 2017
3D Coaching has helped me to consistently question every move I make to ensure it is the right move for the student-athlete's and team's growth and development. It was well done and I'm glad my district helped bring this to me as both a coach and an educator.
Ben Cerutti
Kansas City, Missouri

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September 9, 2017
This is an excellent course that when taken will lead you to coach with encouragement, support, and love, instead of coaching with fear tactics. It is a must for the 21 century coach.
Patrick Calvin
Gaithersburg, MD

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September 8, 2017
This course is educational and engaging.
Shelby Armstrong
Head Coach
Elkins, WV

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September 7, 2017
Course was great! A definite eye opener and reminder!
Vinnie Lowe
DAMON, Texas

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September 7, 2017
A good course that covered many important topics of great value to Coaches. Treating others as we ourselves want to be treated is so important. The value of using these tools through sports can add so much to the real reason and the enjoyment that we can experience in sports.
Donald Knapp
Track & Cross Country Coach
Rolla, Missouri

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September 6, 2017
Even though I have coached for several years, this course provided me with a refreshing of the heart to coach from the heart. I appreciate the strategies provided in this course to help me deal with the current coaching climate.
Jeremy Jamison
Rolla, MO

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September 5, 2017
This course inspired me to pursue coaching in the future. It provided an amazing vision of the impact that a 3D coach can have, and it equipped me to say that I can confidently follow through with it.
Justin Alexander
FCA Field Representative
Estes Park, Colorado

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September 1, 2017
Very comprehensive content. Never seen anything this complete in a coaching curriculum.
John Adam
FCA Director
Englewood, Colorado

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August 31, 2017
Entering my 37th season as a head coach. Best course I have taken! Although always wanting to be a 3 dimensional coach, I failed in many ways. This course not only reminded me of what coaching meant to me, but gave me many avenues to improve. Every segment was engaging and will help do what is right for our athletes.
Bruce Dick
Resurrection Christian School
Fort Collins, Colorado


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.