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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April 11, 2016
I would recommend this cours to other coaches. It would be great for any coach to take. The most valuable part of taking this course was learning about the 2nd and 3rd Dimension. I'd give it a 10/10.
Joshua Kerbaugh
Carrington, ND

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April 8, 2016
All of the information was valuable, but I did find filling out the worksheet very helpful. I believe that each coach should have a better understanding of the three dimensions, so I would recommend this course to other coaches.
Ashlyn Brantley
Platte City, MO

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April 3, 2016
This was valuable how it helped with learning different messages and purposes that go beyond simply winning and losing. The fact that we can impact kids lives far beyond the sports they play. I would recommend this course to other coaches because I see most coaches that only coach in the 1st dimension and see kids suffer because of it.
Darren Bankston
Cumming, GA

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March 26, 2016
This course reinforced what I already do and forced me to actually put it down on paper. I recommend this to other coaches. I believe every coach needs to coach this way.
Debbie Dean
Hobbs, NM

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March 23, 2016
Writing my purpose statement as a coach was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course. I would recommend this course to others. It really brought to light the things I want to focus on and the things I want my athletes to learn from me.
Shelby Hoffman
Kansas City, MO

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March 22, 2016
I am highly recommending all coaches to take on this course. The course opens a lifetime relationship for coaches and athletes: isn't that why coaches coach? It empowers us to connect with athletes at the heart.
Michael Nguyen
Walnut, CA

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March 22, 2016
I believe that I will be able to be more successful as a coach because I learned several new ways to help keep my athletes motivated. I have already recommended this to all of my assistant coaches. I believe that every coach I know can take something from this course that will help make them a better coach.
Zachary Mason
Cheyenne, WY

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March 16, 2016
This way this course taught the different dimensions of the coaching pyramid was the most valuable part of this course. I would recommend it to other coaches.
Ryan Wetovick
Broken Bow, NE

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March 15, 2016
This course showed how to be a great coach must coach in all 3 dimensions. I would recommend this to other coaches so coaches can learn how and why to coach not only in the 1st dimension but in all 3.
Todd Gilkey
Athletic Director
St. Maries, ID

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March 13, 2016
I took a lot of ideas about how to put more into my coaching and not just make it about the fundamentals.I would recommend this course to other coaches because I think it helps get a little more understanding of coaching and what you can do to not just improve your athletes but yourself.
Kelsey McAbee
Broken Bow, NE


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.