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

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Customer Reviews

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 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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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 13, 2017

I enjoyed this course. It gave me a new way to view my athletes. I would like more suggestions for application instead of all the quotes.

Marina Hereford
Oshkosh, WI

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Date: April 13, 2017

This course was awesome. It helped me look beyond the X's and O's and helped me look at the relationships.

Danny Soliman
Peoria, AZ

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Date: April 13, 2017

This is an outstanding message delivered by knowledgeable and passionate personnel. For any group truly committed to coaching beyond the scoreboard, 3D Coaching provides an excellent vehicle for the trip.

Mark Rerick
Director of Athletics
Grand Forks, ND

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 12, 2017

It is a must for anyone who in a position to impact others, which is really everybody!

Michael Wirth
Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Gilbert, Arizona

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 12, 2017

Taking 3D was so inspiring and as the end came I found myself wanting more. The spirit of what I have been doing for 30 years as a wrestling coach has been rekindled in me. I feel this course should be mandatory in every Jr/Sr. High School Program. It has truly changed my life. Thank you.

Ron Horton
Cordova Pounders Wrestling Club
Cordova, Alaska

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 10, 2017

Very good, well organized and informational.

Joe Sanchez
Mesa, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 5, 2017

Yes I would recommend this course to other coaches because I learned a lot of valuable coaching skills that I wouldn't normally learn. I also had the opportunity to learn from other coaches through the videos, meetings, and other coaches on campus. I'm a dance teacher on campus, so it was really awesome to have the opportunity to learn from other coaches from all sports.

Crystal Cook
Gilbert, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 4, 2017

I absolutely recommend this course. Developing core values and creating a plan to emphasize these in our program was the most valuable part.

Miner Webster
Gilbert, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 4, 2017

YES! I recommend this course. It allows you to see other strategies used that you can implement into your own coaching. What I am doing is two-dimensional and I have a lot to still learn and grow with.

Erica Duckett
Gilbert, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: April 3, 2017

I recommend this course to other coaches so they too can have positive interactions with their teams. I acquired knowledge to improve my team's morale and joy.

Max Ragsdale
Gilbert, AZ


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.