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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December 5, 2015
I appreciate the reasoning and research presented behind these new concepts. I felt it would be good for every coach to hear these concepts and utilize them.
Leonard Grodoski
Chrystal Lake, IL

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December 4, 2015
This course helps coaches refocus on what is truly important. Our entire coaching staff will be going through the course.
Jeremy Stukenholtz
Athletic Director
Council Bluffs, IA

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December 1, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it is a great way to learn other ways to motivate/inspire people and learn about the importance of things outside of sport.
Aaron Fritz
Faucett, MO

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November 29, 2015
What I got most from this coarse was the knowledge of how a coach's interaction with his/her athletes can transcend their sport. I gained the realization that by moving to the next level of coaching I can transform athletes into adults. I believe this course should be a requirement to get a coaching endorsement. If a coach is only coaching Xs and Os, he/she is missing out on coaching the things that will matter when there athletes games are over.
Robert Holkesvik
Decorah, IA

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November 24, 2015
The most valuable thing I got out of taking this course was just taking some time to think about the important things coaches need to be focused on instead of just the W's and L's. I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. All coaches can benefit from the topics discussed.
Marlin Roach
Athletic Director
Cameron, MO

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November 22, 2015
I enjoyed researching the different strategies to implement in the season and even off season that this course provides. This course is necessary because our athletes are changing, and this is helpful to decide how to approach that.
Samantha Jackson
Oregon, MO

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November 18, 2015
I would definitely recommend this course. This course has exactly how I would perceive our coaches developing the same relationships with their players as I have when I was a coach. As an athletic director, it will be a nice addition to our coaching staff as a requirement.
Donald Beazizo
Athletic Director
Burlington, WA

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November 17, 2015
Being a beginner coach, this course set a clear path for the actions I should take and implement to have the most impact on my players and fellow coaches. I recommend this course to other coaches. I believe that every coach needs to understand or be reminded of the athlete as being a person with life problems and emotional stresses.
Blake Forkey
Avon, CT

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November 16, 2015
?Central High School held a 3D Coaching professional development workshop this spring for all of our coaches. The information, purpose and direction acquired in the seminar has inspired our coaches to implement daily character building opportunities for our student/athletes to go beyond the fundamental stage of sports. Our coaches have a better understanding of the significance in developing values within the players that motivates them to maximize their individual potential and to reach team goals. 3D Coaching has refined our perspective on coaching.?
Neal Hook
Athletic Director
St. Joseph, MO

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November 10, 2015
The 3Dimensional Coaching curriculum is a natural fit for our district. Our core values include learning, character, leadership and collaboration which match the 3D values. This curriculum gave our coaches and administrators ideas and practical tools to infuse these values in our student athletes.
Larry Linthacum
Jefferson City, 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.