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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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 13, 2016

This course affirmed my coaching philosophy and mission statement. I would recommend this course other coaches. All coaches can get something out of the course. Many good ideas and concepts.

Ron Gray
Des Moines, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 12, 2016

This course is a tool we can use to resuscitate and reignite the very essence of coaching. It reminds us of the importance of coaching the Heart for transformation purposes, as opposed to the worldwide norm of transactional coaching.

Elemon Junior Sakala
Lusaka, Zambia

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 11, 2016

I recommend this course because you will learn the different levels of coaching. It was valuable to learn how to capture the hearts of our players.

Teresa Swan
Faucett, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 7, 2016

I learned a lot about myself and about how I want my programs to look. I feel that this course is just going to make my program better and stronger.

Mike Schweitzer
Broken Bow, NE

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 7, 2016

I recommend this course for coaches. Every coach can be better. Plain and simple. I feel I do a really good job, but this showed me ways to be better.

Mark Royer
Council Bluffs, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 5, 2016

The most valuable thing I got out of taking this course was taking the time and reflecting on my own coaching, and what I will change as a result of this reflection. I feel if more coaches coached in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions we would see greater participation in sports at the high school level.

Luke Coufal
Broken Bow, NE

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 4, 2016

I started to use the tools in this course as soon as I learned them and they have help my team already. Learning how to talk to my wrestlers about more than just the mat and school was the most valuable part of taking this course.

Jamie Crossno
Winslow, IL

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: January 3, 2016

I am definitely going to recommend it to my assistant coaches because I think it does a great job of emphasizing what the true purpose of sport should be. Too often we as coaches get caught up in the idea that it is all about wins and losses and we forget that it's all about kids.

Mike Garner
Broken Bow, NE

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 28, 2015

I recommend this course to other coaches. It is eye opening to the other aspects of coaching that are rarely discussed in typical coaching education. Learning about coaching more than the fundamentals and physical side of the sport was very valuable. Reaching athletes on higher levels to help them reach their potential.

Adam Simons
Lynchburg, VA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 22, 2015

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course! I think a lot of my methods, tactics, and reasons for coaching were validated. It is nice. This course digs considerably deeper in ways to reach our kids and somewhat forces the coach to get an idea of how, what, why, etc. we should be coaching 3-dimensionally. I was intrigued, and subsequently, am a better coach already, having seen a fraction of 3D Coaching over the Summer at Silver College for USA Wrestling at University of Wisconsin. Incidentally, I was exposed to intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. I have competed nearly my entire life and never really 'got' how my own sons were never overly excited to wander around in their medals after a long tourney. Looking at the whole picture, I see that they are wrestling...for intrinsic purposes. They enjoy the competition, trying their takedowns, 'the sport,' and the 'game.' Knowing the difference, I am able to motivate much better, but, again, am validated in my own, already built, system for wrestling: (1.)FOUNDATION: We will build a foundation, fundamentally-strong, that will easily translate to any program, (2.) SUCCESS: We will help define success based on our athletes' unique skills/needs and, then, help them find it. (3.) FUN: perhaps, most-important, we will teach, learn, and compete in a way that is fun for all involved.

Clint Smith
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.