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 24, 2016
I know many coaches that would greatly benefit from this course. They could use the strategies to better connect with parents and athletes and realize that there is much more to coaching than teaching 'skills.' We have a much greater impact than we think. Learning specific strategies and ways to take my coaching to the 3rd dimension was the most valuable part of this course.
Melanie Herring
Rice Lake, WI

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July 23, 2016
The practical ideas for 2nd and 3rd dimension implementation were very valuable I would recommend this course because every coach needs training to be a 3D coach.
Bryan McKenzie
Springfield, IL

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July 23, 2016
This course helped confirmed God's will for my life to be a 3D Coach for Christ. I recommend this course to other coaches.
Dave Cooke
Naperville, IL

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July 23, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course and I already have. I have read the book twice, taken part in a coaches book study, watched all of the videos twice and used a lot of these strategies in my coaching. I have seen and felt a difference in my coaching but more importantly, others have noticed that I have went from a transactional coach to a transformational coach.
Joe Bair
Castle Rock, WA

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July 22, 2016
I absolutely recommend this course. It makes you take a step back and evaluate yourself as a coach and how you go about your daily interactions with the student-athletes you coach.
Nate Thomas
Marshfield, MO

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July 22, 2016
I think the most valuable part of this course are the lessons on how to build better relationships with student/athletes and their parents! Getting past just teaching the fundamentals and physical skills of a sport is the start of the coach/athlete relationship and will assist any coach in develop their entire program. I would recommend this course because I feel that it is important for coaches to remember why students get involved in sports to begin with and it is also important for coaches to be more conscientious about building relationships with their athletes and their families to build a cohesion among all the parties involved in their program.
Michael Starner
Council Bluffs, IA

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July 22, 2016
I recommend this course to other coaches, it's great stuff.
Josh Lashley
Marshfield, MO

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July 21, 2016
I would definitely recommend this to other coaches. The values taught here are applicable for players and are reminders to coaches about their own approach to life. The reinforcement for the philosophy of coaching for skills AND character and heart, and techniques for accomplishing this was the most valuable part.
Arline Fonda
Bellingham, WA

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July 20, 2016
This is not just for coaching, but for parenting, teaching, leadership, etc...the principles of this course transfer to every area of my life. This course will transform every program that has a coach that will allow themselves to lead from the 2nd and 3rd Dimension.
Scott Bloomquist
Winnebago, IL

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July 20, 2016
This course is a sound guideline for coaches to follow if they want to have an impact on their players beyond wins & losses. It reinforced my methods of coaching and provided me with new ideas to try.
Daniel Bauer
Wausau, WI


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.