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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Date: December 22, 2015

This course gave me hope that there is a better way to coach and there are strategies in place that can be utilized for coaches to pursue excellence through goodness. I would absolutely recommend this course. I am an Athletic Director - I heard Dr. Duke speak at the National AD's Conference in Florida - I now have a vision to move forward with a comprehensive professional development for all my coaches.

Mark Faust
Athletic Director
Peoria, AZ

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Date: December 21, 2015

This course helped me to see that most coaches stay in level 1 and we need to work on reaching all 3 levels of our athletes. I would like to have all my coaches take the course.

Carl Nini
Athletic Director
Marrero, LA

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Date: December 19, 2015

This course helped me to not be narrow minded within my teachings. I would recommend it to other coaches. It helps reduce the goal and success orientation of parents nowadays.

James Wenzel
Powell, WY

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 16, 2015

I would recommend this course to other coaches because it was and can be a good reminder as to why we are coaching. It served as a valuable reminder that coaching is more than just about winning and losing.

Rex Janssen
Ballwin, MO

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Date: December 14, 2015

The overall concept of 3D coaching plus strategies to help us was very valuable. This course was very beneficial and I love the overall concept.

Tom Smith
West Des Moines, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 13, 2015

The information and tools provided by this course are very important if you as a coach want to help develop your players into well rounded people and have the most long term impact. The required reading of Inside Out Coaching was really eye opening and very informative. Joe's writing style and storytelling was very interesting and motivating.

Seth Kinkaid
Media Relations
Olathe, KS

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 10, 2015

I was able to come up with a concrete plan of action to present to my coaching staff through the organization of this course. I would recommend this course. It challenges you to go deeper with your coach-athlete relationships.

Mike McKee
Athletic Director
Lynden, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 9, 2015

The combination of the insight coincided with the videos. Very powerful! It is a great tool for coaching at all levels!

Brian Dolph
Haddonfield, NJ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: December 8, 2015

This course just gives you a better way to coach. Moving forward I believe I can become a better person and coach.

John Pearson
Des Moines, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: 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


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.