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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June 22, 2016
The self reflection it required me to do as a coach and as a person was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course. I believe every coach young and experienced should take this course to challenge themselves to grow as a coach and as a person.
Kevin Armstrong
Athletic Director
Marshfield, MO

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June 21, 2016
The most valuable takeaway for me is the validation of my thinking that the focus on competition and number of games for our youth athletes has become too great and that a renewed focus on molding individuals will lead to better men and women in the future and better on-field performance from those we coach. I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches as I believe it serves as either a reminder of why we coach - to impact our players for now and for their future in a positive way. The best way to do so is indeed from the inside out.
Chris Thompson
Ringoes, NJ

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June 21, 2016
The most valuable thing i got out of taking this course is that I can and will become a three dimensional coach in all areas of my life. I would recommend this course to other coaches as it challenges and stretches you in every area of your coaching at the same time empowering you and filling you with hope, joy and courage to continue to make an impact in the lives of those around you on and off the playing field.
Manny Maldonado
New York, NY

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June 21, 2016
The importance of coaching in the 2nd and 3rd dimension and the lasting impact it will have on our coaches, athletes and families was very valuable to think about. I definitely would recommend this course to other coaches because of it's ability to have a transformational impact on their programs.
Jason Harewood
Baldwin, NY

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June 21, 2016
I give this course a 10/10. The strategies and philosophy were the most valuable takeaway and I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches.
Kevin Gillen
White Plains, NY

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June 21, 2016
This course gives perspective to Coaching, meaning beyond a winning record by mastering Level 1, but the broader, long-term impact of 2 and 3, which does not in any way take away from Level 1. As statistics point out, most are good at Level 1, likely now aware of the paradigms defined by Level 2 and 3.
Neil Della Torre
Ridgewood, NJ

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June 20, 2016
I gained a full-picture appreciation for all that 3D Coaching can be, and where it can lead. I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches and will hopefully have a chance to make offerings more regular/accessible..
Drew van Esselstyn
Lebanon, NJ

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June 20, 2016
The most valuable thing to me was understanding the relationship between Great to Good and how coaches play such a crucial role in directing the byproduct, so as not to become jealous, selfish, greedy or revengeful. I would absolutely recommend this course because statistically most coaches are only coaching in the first dimension and I have personally been negatively affected by this kind of coaching.
Neal McNutt
Robesonia, PA

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June 20, 2016
It was valuable to learn how important it is to go beyond winning games and more to character and leadership development which lasts a lifetime. I would absolutely recommend this course! It takes coaching to a whole another level.
Juan Garcia
Paterson, NJ

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June 20, 2016
The affirmation of my approach to coaching. The Athletic Experience is not about winning, it is about the journey and the relationships you make on that journey. YES, I would recommend this to other coaches. Coaches spend time and money learning the 1st dimension of their sport, the Xs and Os. This course takes a coach beyond their sport and encourages them to coach the value of sport.
Christian DeVries
Mobile, AL


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.