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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Date: July 18, 2016

I think to many coaches put much emphasis on the wrong things. I know this course changed my views on things! I would recommend it to other coaches. I have already started implementing the put ups and spotlight drills in my summer workouts! I can't wait to implement more of the skills throughout the year!

Joshua Porter
Alpharetta, GA

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Date: July 12, 2016

I found out that I was a 2nd Dimension coach....and got strategies to move to the 3rd. I think young coaches need things like this to help them find their purpose and experienced coaches to adjust their compass. I recommend it.

Jean-Antoine Ramirez
North Hills, CA

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Date: July 12, 2016

I found it truly gave value to 'how' I already feel a coach should coach. I would recommend this course for a requirement course for all new coaches. This course provides the understanding that coaching is more than 'wins'.

Ron Peterson
Platte City, MO

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Date: July 10, 2016

Learning the particular strategies in both the 2nd and 3rd dimensions was the most valuable part of this course. I know without hesitation that I will make every effort to get the information on this course to every coach that I am able to be in front of.

Dirk Campbell
Pingree Grove, IL

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: July 9, 2016

This course reaffirms what I believe to be true. Relationships are more important than the Jimmy's and the Joe's. Loved the whole program. Definitely would recommend to all coaches because it identifies what many student athletes are yearning for.......a coach that cares about them as a person first!

Dan Strutzenberg
Council Bluffs, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: July 2, 2016

We feel so strongly about this course, we have made it a professional development piece for all of our coaches to complete!

Tom Harmon
Athletic Director
Nooksack, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: June 27, 2016

This course changed my coaching outlook and helped me redefine my purpose. I would recommend it to other coaches.

Doug Meyer
St. Louis, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: June 23, 2016

One of the best things is to discover that I have been coaching in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions without really knowing. This helps me to be confident to push myself to do more of it and has given me some specific strategies to use.

Scott Gelwicks
Everson, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: June 22, 2016

The 3D Coaching content gave my coaches the opportunity to come together as a small group and learn about the importance of the three different dimensions of coaching. The information was presented in a manner that my coaches could relate to. The philosophy and curriculum of this program is both top notch & research based, but more importantly it is what is best for our kids.

Leisa Blair
Savannah, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: 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


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.