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: October 13, 2015

The reinforcement of the core values need to be a successful coach was very valuable. Also being an elder in our church and mentoring kids everyday, using the 2nd and 3rd dimension and not even realizing it. It opened my eyes to a lot of thing and reinforced others as well.

Shawn Noppert
Pompton Plains, NJ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: October 10, 2015

This course was valuable because it provided me with validation of establishing relationships with others to promote effective results.

Tara Deckard
Kansas City, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 29, 2015

I truly have been praying for something like this in my own life, and would recommend to others. The most valuable thing I got out of this class was the fact that I believed that I was coaching in the other dimensions, but rather just used verbiage from the 2nd and 3rd dimension but never taught it.

Chad Cook
Inola, OK

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 28, 2015

I loved the list of strategies at the end. This course is full of inspirational content and puts a phenomenal perspective on what we should be doing as coaches.

Rebecca Zylstra
Brentwood, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date: September 22, 2015

I would recommend this course because it brings the necessity of player development as people to the forefront. It was valuable because it reminds me that coaching is not completely about winning.

Dakota Neisen
Mendon, IL

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


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.

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