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: September 18, 2015

The very clear and thorough explanations and examples of the 3 dimensions and thinking about the purpose that motivates me was very valuable. I would definitely recommend this course to other coaches because it covers a range of important topics that are very relevant to coaching sports in our current cultural context and gives great strategies for focusing on and creating success on and off the field.

Valorie Stokes
Platte City, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 15, 2015

I would recommend this course to other coaches. There are a lot of things in this course that you touch base with that you may forget about in the whirlwind of the season. I got some helpful tips and exercises to use with my team.

Aaron Cooper
Union Star, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 6, 2015

I would recommend this course to other coaches because it is a different way of looking at coaching, not just through the first dimension. The ideas on building relationships with players and parents were very valuable.

Rick Hodge
Platte City, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 1, 2015

I feel that understanding how to motivate in the second level will help me the most. It makes so much sense to use 'play' instead of the term 'outwork'. Today's athletes live in a very different world than it was even ten years ago. This course provides ideas to teach/coach the entire student athlete.

Terry Hopkins
Maryville, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 31, 2015

I will be recommending this course to every coach I know. Along with Joe's (Ehrmann) book, this course has had the single most positive impact on my coaching career. I was at a crossroads and came across this course at the exact right time. It has renewed my passion for working with young people by giving me concrete strategies I can put into practice immediately.

Dave Boehm
Orlando, FL

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 28, 2015

The 3D Coaching workshop our entire coaching staff at Chillicothe High School participated in was extremely valuable for us. It opened the eyes and inspired our young coaches and veteran coaches as well to be great leaders of athletes and be a positive influence in impacting many lives as a coach. The 3D Coaching workshop directly applied to every coach as it did not focus on the X and O's of a particular sport, but focused on motivating student athletes in a positive way. This area is a huge challenge for coaches when dealing with the modern day athlete. Veteran and young coaches alike on our staff commented to me that it was a very valuable use of their time and they were glad that they had attended after the workshop was over. Wes is a great speaker and interacted with our coaches in an engaging manner. The 3D Coaching workshop material focusing on building a TEAM in a positive way will be implemented by many of our coaches.

Dan Nagel
Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
Chillicothe, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 28, 2015

This course will only help you to become a better coach and allow you to better meet the needs of your players.

Jacob Meyer
Cameron, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 22, 2015

I was able to self reflect on my coaching over the years. I had the opportunity to read the book last year and take the course this summer. It allowed me to look over the notes I highlighted from the book while watching the videos. I also liked the spiritual reflection with Jeff and Mark to take it to another dimension. I had a purpose statement prior to the course as required by the Minnesota State High School League after hearing Dr. Jeff Duke speak in person, had the opportunity to meet him and started this journey. After taking this course I revised my purpose statement with much more meaning. Overall a sense of self-reflection to become a whole coach in the 3-dimensions. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches! I think it is a course that every coach should take and reflect back before every season. I know I will continue to grow as a coach and teacher for the betterment of my players and students. I plan to share with enthusiasm the ideas with other coaches to encourage them to start or take their journey to another level.

Harry Jenness, Jr
Rosemount, MN

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 17, 2015

This course helps me remember to show every kid they are loved and appreciated beyond what they do on the playing field. I think everyone could benefit in some way from this course.

Jamar Parrish
Kansas City, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: August 11, 2015

Knowing how to coach is a different beast now-a-days. This program hits it right on the head.

Todd Jaros
Platte City, 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.