3Dimensional Coaching Course For Credit (Pre-Paid $125)


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 (7.5 hours total)
  • Practical steps for writing your transformational purpose statement
  • Over 35 level 2 & 3 strategies in lesson plan format

Upon completion of this course, you will be emailed a copy of your coaching plan. You will also be mailed a hard-copy of your 3Dimensional Coaching certificate that has your personal transformational purpose statement inscribed upon it.

You can enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of the following resource that complements the 3Dimensional Coaching course for certification:

  • Companion Study Guide: This spiral-bound book covers all 25 modules and reiterates key teaching points from the online training. This resource provides a handy place to take notes as you journey through the 3D content. It also provides thought provoking questions that are designed to be used in small group settings where the content can be processed and discussed by coaches who are going through it together.
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**Check with your district, club, or governing organization to find out if this course can be counted towards CEU’s or other professional development requirements. If you need college credit for taking this course, click here.

Screenshots of an Example Course Module

  • Understand the objectives for each module

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.93 / 5 Stars

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December 13, 2015
This is a life changing course that will have instant effect on your coaching techniques and on your life. Learning how to coach in a way that is so much more to the athletes and understanding that I have a huge impact on the rest of the people I meet and how to make not just good athletes but good people was very valuable.
Matt Smith
Maryville, MO

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December 12, 2015
This course was validation that what I was already doing as a coach was right, but it also gave me more ideas of things I can implement into my program to make it better. I would recommend this course for every coach. It's a great tool to help coaches remember the right reasons of why they coach.
Matt Connor
Council Bluffs, IA

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December 7, 2015
It was valuable seeing better ways to approach situations I am in every day. It opens the mind of the coach and allows them to think in a different way. I would recommend this course for sure.
Cy Stallard
Shawnee, OK

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November 24, 2015
This course opened my eyes to how much impact a coach can truly have. The ideas and strategies to get coach each player to the best of their ability on and off the field was very valuable. The format was very user friendly. The instructors were knowledgeable and interesting... I learned a lot!!.
Chip Sodemann
O'Fallon, MO

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November 16, 2015
This course forced me to re-evaluate the way I coach and gave me good strategies to improve. I would recommend this course to other coaches. It's a great way to learn ways to connect with athletes.
Ali Herbek
Maryville, MO

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November 12, 2015
This course helped me learn the greater purpose in coaching. It is a great tool and resource.
Phillip Limb
Cameron, MO

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November 11, 2015
I enjoyed the strategies for parents a lot. I had a lot of parent issues last year because of underclassmen playing over seniors or those entitled families that think their child walks on water. I hope that some of these strategies will help ease that tension. I would recommend this course to other coaches. I feel like no matter where you are in your coaching career, there are great strategies and eye opening points shared.
Megan Ussary
Agency, MO

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July 29, 2015
I had attended a Joe Ehrmann 1-day seminar a few years ago to begin my transformational coaching journey, but I found the Jeff Duke, Mark Hull, and Wes Simmons video presentations a great reinforcement of and enhancement of those concepts. I had read BOTH 3D Coaching and InsideOut Coaching, but the guided reading [especially with Jeff Duke] enhanced the content of both.I definitely would recommend this course to other coaches, either beginning their journey OR looking to continue reflecting into their coaching [as I am doing before I begin my 19th season coaching football].
Scott Mirkes
Fitchburg, WI

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July 20, 2015
The strategies in dealing with people were the most valuable part of this course. I would recommend it, especially to new teachers and coaches. It gives them ideas on how to interact with people.
David Rapp
Faucett, MO

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June 30, 2015
3D coaching provided me with a structure of how to assess what it is that was missing in my coaching. Reaching players at the 2nd and 3rd dimension will help me further my desire to be a quality coach.
Michael Peplinski
Eau Claire, WI


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 $450 for 3 hours of transcripted college credit (graduate level), whereas the cost is only $115 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.

What is the difference between 3Dimensional Coaching and 3Dimensional Coaching?

The version of the course for certification contains the same modules, learning objectives, videos, quizzes, exercises and planning tools as the standard version. The difference is that it provides short faith-based video teachings at the end of each module that help coaches explore the topic at hand through the lens of their faith. These add-ons are provided by FCA, a level 3 partner of the 3D Institute.

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.

If my school district/organization is requiring me to be certified in 3D Coaching, can I enroll in 3Dimensional Coaching?

Yes, unless your supervisor tells you otherwise. Because the 3D Coaching portion of the training is identical in both versions, you will experience the same learning objectives regardless of which version you choose. By enrolling in the version, you are simply opting to have access to an additional 1.5 hours-worth of faith-based content that is complementary to the 3D training. This content has been provided by FCA, a level 3 partner of the 3D Institute.