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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May 27, 2016
This course shows how to build relationships with kids and what is important about coaching. It reminds us that helping kids become better people is more important than wins and loses. I would recommend it because it reinforces why we coach.
Shane Remley
Kansas City, MO

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May 24, 2016
This course gave great ideas to help improve my coaching ability and the lives of our students and athletes. I would recommend this course because this course would benefit all coaches at any age level or sport!
Paul Lewis
Marshfield, MO

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May 24, 2016
The most valuable thing was the importance of moving beyond the sport specific x's and o's and forming trust with the players. I will recommend this course to other coaches.
Chad Larsen
Bellingham, WA

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May 23, 2016
This course got me to think about how my players view me as a coach and how I want to be viewed. Every coach should absolutely take this course if they truly want to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Brad Hurley
Niangua, MO

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May 22, 2016
This course has great information to help coaches become better and to understand their athletes better. It was valuable to be reminded that the athletes need to love and enjoy the sport to be motivated.
Lori Barta
Broken Bow, NE

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May 21, 2016
This course was insightful and talked about a variety of topics. It gave me new insights on coaching and how to coach beyond the first dimension.
Katlyn Donovan
Platte City, MO

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May 18, 2016
We need to get out of the concept of win at all costs and look at what truly defines win. I would recommend this course to other coaches. It helps us consider the impact of reaching the heart of a student.
Geoff Heckman
St. Joseph, MO

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May 12, 2016
This course gave me strategies for how to build a bond with an athlete that is better than 'my door is always open.' I think this is one of the best courses and am going to recommend it to my other coaches.
Jesse DiBlasio
Hillsborough, NJ

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May 9, 2016
Things have changed in HS coaching.......development of relationship is so key to success in HS. This course provides opportunity to learn how to develop and foster relationships. I would recommend it to other coaches!
Mike O'Connor
West Des Moines, IA

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May 2, 2016
This course gave me a greater understanding and strategies to help build relationships with my students, athletes and others. It is a great way to evaluate where you are currently and clearly define what you want to accomplish.
Ellie Lightfoot
Weston, MO


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.