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 27, 2015
To actually write out a transformational purpose statement was the most meaningful part of this course. I am very encouraged by the many things I am learning and look forward to taking many of your coaching courses in the future. I would recommend this course to any coach or person in a position over someone else. I would especially make sure that young coaches just starting their coaching careers.
Jan Patterson
Platte City, MO

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May 27, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches because it show examples and the outcome of interacting with kids on a deeper level to connect and make a difference in their lives.
Alyssa Heiser
Temple, TX

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May 7, 2015
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches. I wish both of my girls were only coached by 3D coaches. So many coaches only coach on the first dimension and as a parent it is frustrating. This has opened my eyes as a parent and a coach to look at all dimensions and to remember NOT to take the FUN out of the competition!
Marty Edens
Temple, TX

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May 4, 2015
There are many, many valuable things about this course. Perhaps the most valuable is the thought put into why I am coaching, and how to coach moving forward. But the practical steps on how to be a 2nd and 3rd dimension coach are just as valuable. I don't know where I else I would find those resources or know how to implement them. I also deeply value the 3rd dimension talk relating our purpose to our service of Christ. It is inspiring and I find myself watching it or listening to it over and over. This course provides specific direction and inspiration, and dare I say peace of mind of how to coach. So much the coaching world and philosophy is 1st level. It's where I see young coaches putting all of their energy and effort. You are on to something very forward thinking.
Shad Nichols
Athletic Director
Principia School, MO

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April 5, 2015
I really took a lot of information out of this course. I would highly recommend this to all coaches across the board.
Alex Burrell
Clermont, FL


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.