3Dimensional Coaching Course for College Credit
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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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
To earn 3 Credit Hours for taking 3Dimensional Coaching, additional coursework is required above and beyond the amount required in the course for certification. This extra work utilizes Joe Ehrmann’s book InSideOut Coaching.
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 also 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.
**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.
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 15, 2018 I really enjoyed remembering the "Why I coach" statements that I always used to tell myself and at times took for granted. So helpful and encouraging. It gets me excited to continue our work with kids in all dimensions.
Lori Duncan Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 14, 2018 I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace. This allowed me to really soak up the information and apply it as I am going through the different phases or seasons of coaching, pre, in, post and off.
Amy Bautista Athletic Director/Coach
Cedar Rapids, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 13, 2018 I felt like the course was informative and adequate in rigor and length.
John Rounds Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 13, 2018 The 3Dimensional Coaching program brings everything about coaching into perspective. This program was very beneficial to me, and I have incorporated information into my softball program that has been very successful for my athletes. The girls on my team have found value and purpose to whatever their role may be on the team. I highly recommend this course.
KURT MANKLE COACH
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 5, 2018 I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course. It was refreshing to gather new ideas and strategies that my coaching staff and I can use for the upcoming season. I would highly recommend this to course to anyone in the coaching profession.
Justin Gilmore Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 5, 2018 This course is absolutely fantastic...not only does this course provide essential coaching principles that will help you reach your coaching goals but it will also help you restore the positive energy you need to coach for as long as you want. 3 Dimensional Coaching helps you understand how to increase the engagement of your team, assistant coaches, and yourself to perform at tremendous levels. Having those great, "sum is larger than the collection of it's parts" teams doesn't have to be by accident or chance...3 Dimensional Coaching helps you create the environment and strategies to effectively create these teams.
3 Dimensional Coaching is also one of the best Leadership Course you will ever take. The course is well put together with impactful leadership principles that will allow you to lead.
Lou Holtz once said, "They can name you Superintendent, they can name you principal, they can name you coach but they can't name you Leader. Only the people that follow you can do that".
3 Dimensional Coaching will help you be named "Leader" not by position but by the hosts that follow you.
Marc Matthie A Coach for Life
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 2, 2018 Definitely challenged me and forced me to process the concepts of the 2nd and 3rd dimension. I was able to take away some ideas that we can incorporate into our program. I am a better coach after taking this course.
Kevin Garst Head Boys Basketball Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 2, 2018 Most coaches use some of the principles outlined in the course. It is a great resource to find other ways to become a successful coach. Great perspective from the players and parents point of view.
Jon McKowen Coach
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 30, 2018 This class was incredible. To have a better understanding through the modules and book read of how to become the leader, coach, family man that I want to be was what I needed. I highly recommend any teacher or coach who wants to better touch the lives of students to make the small investment of time.
Todd Ratliff Coach, Teacher Albia Community School
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 25, 2018 I loved this course . It's the best course I've taken at any level of education. Super helpful and practical.
Andrew Haraldson P.E. Teacher and Football Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 18, 2018 Life changing! A class perfectly designed to humble and motivate anyone that chooses to takes it.
Jacob Burger Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 27, 2018 Every coach should take this course. Being a coach is one of the most powerful professions on this planet in that we work with young men or women everyday. This course will give you tons of ideas on how you can work to help transform the hearts of your athletes.
BRET MCGATLIN Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 19, 2017 I compare the modules throughout this course as a Netflix show you cannot stop watching. I stayed up late watching a few extra modules each night just because I was so intrigued. This framework has not only made me become a better coach, but a better person as well. I would highly recommend this!
Taylor Oestreich Coach-Teacher
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 8, 2017 I enjoyed the course and will try very hard to implement as many of the strategies I learned. I will be using the information as a resource when our football coaching staff meets in the off-season to discuss plans for upcoming season. My head football coach has already asked to borrow the Inside/Out Coaching book this winter.
Michael Starner Coach
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 7, 2017 This course was a tremendous experience. I learned a lot about what I can become as a coach, and the need to help young men grow
Justin Georgacakis Head Coach
Mt. Prospect, IL
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 6, 2017 This course is truth. It is real and challenges coaches to be honest with what truly drives them, but it is also a cold cup of water to a dry, thirsty and tired coach.
Brett Turner Teacher-Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 25, 2017 This course not only changed the way that I coach my athletes, it's changed the way that I parent my two young boys. I strongly recommend every coach and every dad to take this course and read the book, "Inside out Coaching."
Jerry Meinerts Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 23, 2017 This is an amazing course for coaches and athletic administrators. A very beneficial course for anyone who plans to be a coach. I would highly recommend for coaches as it prepares for the next step in the journey.
Jason Schroeder, CAA Activities Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 7, 2017 This course inspired me and rejuvenated my passion for coaching and teaching kids. I know that I'm going to be a better coach and teacher because of this course.
Brent Beckstein Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ September 26, 2017 This course has made a difference in my future of coaching. I feel energized to put some of the concepts I have learned into this season. Thank You.
Michael Doyle Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ September 20, 2017 Best course I have ever taken.
Drew Kelly Physical Education Instructor/Head Wrestling
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 12, 2017 I've been coaching for 29 years and this course was really good for me. I spent a lot of time self-reflecting on my purpose as a coach. I was affirmed, encouraged and challenged.
Joel Hueser Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ August 9, 2017 I enjoyed the time with our small group visiting with Aaron about topics. This felt very meaningful. The discussion will help me in the classroom as a teacher and a coach.
Todd Linderbaum PE Teach/Coach Iowa City Community School District
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ August 8, 2017 This was a great course that really provided an excellent framework to help me encourage, equip and empower coaches to become transformational figures for good in the lives of their athletes.
Rory Christiaens Montana Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ August 8, 2017 I'm a new coach that just knew I loved the sport as a player, and missed the camaraderie of a team. This program has taught me that coaching can be deeper and more rewarding than the superficial aspects that drew me to coaching.
Matt Yaple Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 28, 2017 I enjoyed the course as it challenges traditional coaching philosophies and brings to light the potential a coach can have in their arena.
Richard Loeffelholz Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 24, 2017 This course was very informative and after learning about different strategies I can use in order to improve my coaching in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions, I strongly believe it will bring my program to new heights. I highly suggest this course for any coach it is definitely going to make me a better coach after learning the content in the class.
Gavin Donahue Physical Education Teacher and Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 22, 2017 3 Dimensional Coaching is the most beneficial professional development course I've taken in the 27 years that I have been coaching. Every coach should be required to take this course. Great stuff!!!
Scott Roehrich Coach
Valley City, ND
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 21, 2017 I loved this course! It has been a great time of reflection and application. I am excited to approach every opportunity with a new outlook on how I can better impact the lives of my athletes.
Tamara Brown Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 20, 2017 3D Coaching is a fantastic resource for coaches looking to make an impact on their programs and communities. Its not what you do, its how you do it. The course provides many ideas and strategies that will build relationships and take your team from good to great.
Nickolas Marmo Coach
New Castle, PA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 20, 2017 I really enjoyed this course and the materials that come along with it. It has allowed me to intentionally implement strategies to coach the heart of my athletes and provided direction.
Tony Stewart Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 11, 2017 Possibly the best course for coaching, teaching and parenting I have ever taken. It coaches matters of the heart and has helped me become a better person, father, husband and coach!
Ben Halder Head Football Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 28, 2017 I really enjoyed the course. It forced me to reevaluate how I have coached and how I want my coaches to coach. I feel coaching to all three dimensions is the best way to reach young athletes.
Kevin Petersen Athletic Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 11, 2017 The course design/set up was easy to use. The content of the course is very relevant for the youth of today. The customer service has been second to none (including responses to emails on a Sunday afternoon in June). I will certainly recommend this course to other coaches in my district and conference.
Justin Acker Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 7, 2017 This course is really good and will help you develop a program that truly is fantastic. I believe all coaches and athletic directors should at least hear what he has to say.
Timothy Ritchey Athletic Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ May 30, 2017 I learned a lot from the video modules. The information was relevant to coaching, teaching, and parenting. It is so natural to be transactional that it really takes intentional planning to be transformational. This course is very helpful in creating intentional 3D coaches.
Darek Dewey Coach
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ May 27, 2017 I thought it was well planned and well worth the time to take for any coach, at any level, regardless of sport.
Jonathan Bowen Wrestling Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2017 This is a great program with a great message. I highly recommend.
Kyle McKenna Head Football Coach
Floral Park, NY
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2017 I wish every youth coach from volunteer to paid would not only take this course but apply it!
Michelle Larsen Club Director
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 28, 2017 I recommend this course. I think that this is a refreshing way for coaches to reflect. I really enjoyed the videos. It was nice to watch and listen to others talk about similar situations that I have been through and to hear that I handled the situations very similar to others.
Bradly Chapman Coach
Eau Claire, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 28, 2017 YES! I recommend this course! It gives you a chance to reflect, which is something that we do not always feel like we have enough time to do. It also gave me some validation for the things that I do and taught me some things that I should stop and think about more often. I really enjoyed the videos and reading the book. It was nice to listen to others that have some of the same issues and feelings as you do.
Kristin Chapman Coach
Eau Claire, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 12, 2017 I absolutely recommend this course! It takes coaching to a whole other level. I was coaching on a 1st dimension and now I realize there is so much more to being successful. Successful coaching does not just focus on the physical ability of the player. It is important to use positive encouragement and get rid of 'joy robbers.' You have to be able to motivate kids. It's best to have them enjoy themselves and experience joy. I learned in this course how to become a 3D Coach and change up my coaching style and help my kids become better on and off the field. I think every coach should take this course.
Ben Absher Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ March 8, 2017 I would recommend this course because I think there are too many coaches out there that think it's acceptable to just coach in the first dimension. They don't know how to do anything different because that's the way they were taught. It made me reflect on my coaching and my teaching and realize that I could definitely improve in some areas. It also validated some things that I already do and made me feel proud and good about how/why I coach.
Tawnya Brewer Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 8, 2017 If coaches and parents followed the guidelines of this course, schools, communities, and our country overall would see more transformation toward what's important in life - relationships and love. It helped strengthen the reason WHY I coach and provided useful strategies to implement 2nd and 3rd dimension coaching.
Joseph Johnson Coach
Shell Lake, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 1, 2017 I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches! I learned about how to become a better coach, and at the same time learned to reflect on my current life practices. The different philosophy to coaching, followed up with very descriptive strategies to implement them was very helpful.
Sean O'Connor Student
Prairie City, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 28, 2017 Without a hesitation I would recommend it. Very powerful and impactful. The content was thought provoking. The way it was delivered with a combination of video clips, book study, introspection, and frequent assessments really appealed to me and was very conducive to my learning style. Once I started the journey, I couldn't get enough or slow down. Best and most relevant online course I've ever taken!
Mark Horbinski Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 11, 2017 I would recommend this course. I think coaching needs to have a purpose and to many coaches just coach without one. Hashing out my distinct purpose statement and the outline provided to make it effective was the most valuable part for me.
Dan Young Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 30, 2017 This course provides ideas that could actually be implemented preseason, in-season, and post season. Really good useful information and the speakers were really good! I believe we are in a transitional of education, both in the classroom and in the athletic arenas. The 'my way or the highway' days are done. I feel that this class really syncs with my philosophy and the integration of many of the ideas in the course into my current team have been extremely well received and very successful.
Thomas Lesar Coach
Mount Horeb, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2016 This course helped give me direction for my own coaching career and the framework to plan out my own strategy as I move forward. It helps coaches see outside of the X's and O's, in a world where leadership is needed for our youth and participation in sports is declining. It helps coaches to formulate their own purpose and direction for their program. I thought it was a good course and the content is solid.
Blake Andersen Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2016 The best thing I got out of this class was being able to see how I can impact an athlete's life in more ways than just sports. I like the idea of knowing that I have the opportunity to change an athlete's life around by the way I coach or be able to impact their future in such a positive way. I would recommend this course because it opens up your eyes to a new look at coaching. It shows that their are more important things to sports than winning and the competition. Their are a lot of things that we can teach our athletes besides the fun of winning or the pain of losing.
Torri Blythe Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2016 I for sure would recommend this course to other coaches.I learned there is a lot more to being a successful coach than just having good athletes.
Blake Chevalier Student
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 12, 2016 The course makes you really take a look at yourself as a teacher, coach, and overall as a person. It makes you look deep inside and brings out some things that have been put away for some time. The more coaches we can get doing this, the better for our nation. It brings to light some ugly characteristics about our society and how we can deal with and eventually get rid of them with all on board. I absolutely recommend it to other coaches.
Aaron Hadenfeldt Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 12, 2016 It got me to think more deeply about why I am in coaching and what I want the kids to get out of being in my program. I especially like the specific ideas on things we can do with our athletes to develop those qualities. I recommend this to other coaches because I want as many great coaches out there as possible and this is the best way to get there.
Nick Nordheim Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 25, 2016 The course was very thought provoking. It made me think more about the why behind what I do. It also created a time for reflection. Am I doing things in my program that are impacting ALL my players in a positive way? I kept back to this question often. I would recommend this course to other coaches! I believe that all coaches need to spend some time looking at the things that we do that influence our athletes. All athletes have room for growth in these areas.
David Crail Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 22, 2016 It was a very rough year for me as a head coach to go from 3 wins to 0. I needed to get back to my roots of focusing on the players and separate myself from the people who only expect wins. This class put me back on the path of why I started coaching in the first place and gave me more to work with in my tool box. A lot of things I am already doing but to have more opportunities and ideas to shape the lives of young men is going to be huge for my program. Thanks!
Justin Peters Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 24, 2016 I would recommend this course. Sometimes we do not start the inward journey of why we coach or the way we do. This course and book really brought clarity to why and how I coach.
John Shaw Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ October 11, 2016 This course reaffirms some things I was already doing, and gives me some good ideas to implement. I'd recommend this course to other coaches anytime you can learn about your profession and how to better reach kids, you make yourself a better leader and role model for them.
Steve Vonderfecht Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 2, 2016 It is vitally important to evaluate why we coach and this course provides a great framework for systematic evaluation. The new ideas and practical third dimensions strategies to incorporate with my teams was the most valuable part.
Jeff Derstine Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 17, 2016 More coaches need to be aware of what kids are really looking for when they choose to participate in sports. I think everyone in our profession should be exposed to the 3D concept to help assure that everyone is in coaching for the right reasons.
Todd Subbert Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 4, 2016 It was valuable learning how to get to know the individual and working on coaching outside the 1st dimension. I would recommend this course to anyone that coaches, especially those that coach youth programs.
Jed Clark Coach
St. Anthony, ID
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 2, 2016 I think this course is necessary for all coaches. I learned a lot. It is life-changing.
Chad Schmidt Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 30, 2016 The ability to reflect on my coaching philosophy from the 'inside-out' was the most valuable part of this course. I would recommend it because I believe it is a great way to examine the true lessons of sport and how they relate to success on and off the playing field. Coaches will be given the opportunity to truly have an impact with their athletes and truly go on a difference making journey of self and others.
Mark Sovers Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 30, 2016 YES, I would recommend this course. It's dynamite! I really enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd Dimensional strategies and Inside-Out Coaching is a must read for all coaches. This course really validated why I coach and I feel that it's content will serve me well for several years!
John Reynolds Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 30, 2016 This course really helped me take a look at how and why I coach. It reassured many things that we already do in the XC program and gave me ideas to help make it even better. I would recommend this course because it helps put a focus on what is truly important in coaching, our athletes growing as individuals.
Emy Williams Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 30, 2016 As a teacher and a coach it caused much introspective exploration in who I am and what I can do to better reach the students that I work with. The self-reflection was the most valuable part of taking this course.
Brad Wymer Coach
Iowa City, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 25, 2016 The most valuable thing I got out of this course was the ability to rethink and re-value the impact I have among those that I have and will coach. I highly recommend, it teaches great values to teach to others.
Clayton Starner Coach
Council Bluffs, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 24, 2016 The most valuable thing I got out of this course was being able to step back and think about my purpose in coaching and how my athletes feel being coached by me. I have already recommended this course to fellow coaches. I believe to truly make a difference to our athletes we need to coach in a way that gives life and does not tear down.
Zach Jones Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 20, 2016 I absolutely recommend this course! It was a great reminder of the 'purpose' of coaching and that what coaches do really does matter. The numerous strategies to develop character and relationships and the wisdom about life and sports were the most valuable parts.
Scott Smith Coach
Prairie du Sac, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ July 16, 2016 The videos, discussion groups, the book - all gave valuable insights and aided my reflection at how I have been a horrible coach up to this point!!!! Aggh! I'm ready to change! I would recommend this course other coaches. It is very needed.
Brandon Fritz Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 23, 2016 This is the way I have always felt athletes should be coached but I don't think some coaches know 'how' to coach this way. This program helps coaches understand the importance of coaching the whole person and gives great, practical ways to do that with their own team. The concrete strategies for implementing 3D coaching methods into my own team were so valuable.
Jane Wheeler Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 14, 2016 I would absolutely recommend this course! I learned a lot of incredibly useful information. If you are going to coach, and you're doing it for the right reasons, this is the place to have that strengthened and honed. The most valuable things I got were the strategies. I knew a lot of the concepts of 3D Coaching. It was nice to have a lot of that reaffirmed. Where I have always struggled is the how-to and the information I got here was invaluable.
Andrew Lawrence Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 7, 2016 What was most valuable? 1. The courageous conversations forged with my colleagues who have also taken the course or whose coaching approach aligns with other great organizations like the Positive Coaching Alliance. 2. Validation the path I have worked toward creating in my 23 year coaching career is closer to that of which is described in the course as well as my own vision of who I want to be for the kids.I would absolutely recommend this course! Absolutely! Reflective practice is key to building meaningful relationships within our academic classrooms and athletic areas. I enjoyed the entire process the course offered. However, while drafting my transformational purpose statement I pulled books by teachers/coaches (mostly basketball) whom I've read and studied in the past. I read snippets from John Wooden, Dick DeVenzio, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Pete Carril, Phil Jackson, Pat Summit, Pete Newell, Bo Ryan, Mark Few, Tony Dungy, Bill Walsh, and Robert Maurer, PhD. It was enlightening to reacquaint myself with their value driven tips and connect it with the what the course was offering me to consider at this stage of my career. I also appreciated the a semi-secular/semi-spiritual approach considering my belief system isn't centered around organized religion.
Andrew Holle Coach
Eau Claire, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 5, 2016 I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this course to other coaches! The direct conversations about topics that students need to hear, think about, and be taught how to handle was so valuable. The videos that go along with the whole program are FANTASTIC! As coaches we have a platform to teach, what are usually strong individuals, that could affect the whole school!!
Tara Myers Coach
Eau Claire, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ June 5, 2016 The practical application of how to become a transformational coach made this course very valuable. I believe it should be required for all new coaches.
Corey Olson Coach
Lake Zurich, IL
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ May 17, 2016 This course gave me valuable strategies to improve my personal relationships with my athletes, coaches and parents. It teaches coaches how to be a coach, not just how to coach. I have already recommended this course to other coaches. It will make a difference.
Brian Becher Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ May 17, 2016 I loved the positive approach to building relationships with students. I would recommend this course to other coaches. It is worth the time and it is easy to take this course along with a busy schedule.
Mary Wetjen Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ May 3, 2016 The most valuable part of this course was that it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my purpose for coaching and to align my actions with that purpose. I believe many coaches can benefit from looking within their programs and selves to define what they can do to truly make a difference in the lives of their athletes. The more coaches with this common vision will allow for all of us to be more successful.
Brent Sands Coach
Cedar Rapids, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2016 I really appreciated the videos in the first three sections. I've taken notes and added them to my coaching philosophy. I'm aware and more intentional in the actions I take and the words I use. I absolutely recommend this course to other coaches.
Jim Brinling Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2016 Yes! I recommend this course to other coaches! I give this course a 10/10. I really enjoyed the videos on dimension 2 & 3.
Grant Eckenrod Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 12, 2016 I honestly can't think of one thing that was THE most valuable part of this course. I enjoyed every aspect of the 2nd and 3rd dimensional aspects of the curriculum. I would recommend this course to other coaches without a doubt! One of the most applicable and useful classes and curriculum that I've been associated with. Every coach who aspires to grow and make a difference in the lives of their players need to take this class. This class is a GAME CHANGER. I did a lot of soul searching with regard to every aspect of my program and how I coach our players. I've grown tremendously through this journey of 3D coaching.
Kevin Miller Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 5, 2016 This course was spot on with what I needed to hear, I would recommend it to other coaches. It taught me to trust my instincts and never stop learning from other great coaches.
Jason Pershing Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 3, 2016 What was most valuable about this course? First of all awareness - We get so wrapped up in the coaching process, that we sometimes don't see the forest through the trees. Secondly, the development of my transformational coaching purpose statement. Thirdly - strategies for implementation. I would absolutely recommend this to other coaches! I have seen this course change the lives of so many coaches, both young and veteran.
William Rademaker Coach
Rice Lake, WI
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 19, 2016 I had to introspect and understand my own story in regards to athletics and why I do some of the things I've done. Eye opening for sure! I would recommend to all coaches. If all coaches could move even a little closer to transformational vs. transactional our sports culture would be better off.
Mark Roering Coach
West Des Moines, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 17, 2015 I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. The most valuable parts were the self reflection, content and the process strategies.
Richard Pullen Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 There were many valuable aspects of this course. The strategies on how to implement the various parts of each dimension, and then InSideOut Coaching really brought it all together. We as coaches have the platform to impact many many young boys and girls. This course not only gives you a plan to get the most out of your kids but also the WHY.
Todd Greenawalt Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 This course is a very good tool, especially for coaches who are young and all they think about is 'winning.' It was valuable to learn how to make your athletes feel like they are more than just a player.
Brock Sherman Student
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 I think that coaches have a great impact on kids more then they really know and need to have a plan on how they will coach. This class really showed me how to develop my plan.
William Haer Coach
Mound City, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 The most valuable thing I got from this class was how to appeal to the 2nd and 3rd dimensions to every player. I knew I wanted to coach at a deeper level I just was not sure how to do that. I would recommend this course because everyone can take something from this class it is not just a class focused on one thing and this is applicable.
Michael Hobson Coach
Cambridge Springs, PA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 The saying 'One coach will impact more young people in one year than the average person does in a lifetime' really stuck out to me. The whole class was really based around this whole saying and how we can better motivate and coach to the heart of these young players. This is something I will think of for the rest of my coaching career in that we really do have an impact on these players and we decide whether we want that to be a negative impact or positive. I feel this next generation is going to need to be taught and coached this style of coaching. Coaching from the heart to make the players play with heart is really important. We as coaches need to realize the power and influence we have on these players and that we can either make or break them. Learning the 3-D method makes you realize how much different of an experience you can allow your athletes to have.
Kiersten Orton Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 The most valuable thing I got out of this course was the understanding that coaching is not all about the x's and o's. It reaffirmed to me that building lasting relationships with your players and going above and beyond what is expected as a coach really means a lot to your players. If you can capture the hearts of your players they will play harder for each other and learn life lessons along the way. I would definitely recommend this course to other students/coaches because this is how coaching should be done. Everyone has experienced a first dimension coach and how that made them feel and need to understand that coaching is much more than just putting game plans together.
Matt Massey Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 The most valuable thing I got from taking this course is the strategies for transforming athlete's lives. I've always tried to approach coaching from a relational point of view, but I struggled some with different strategies to accomplish my goals. The strategies offered in the course are an awesome resource that I will take advantage of in the future. If someone is interested in coaching, this is the most important class they will take. The class material is exactly what coaches need to hear to transform people's lives and not just be in coaching for the wins.
Gage Rosier Coach
Mound City, MO
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 I have always been confident on teaching girls on a physical level, but this course helped me think outside of my comfort box. It helped me realize that the way to coach girls on a more successful level is a lot more than their physical skills on the field. Girls will respond to me better if I show I care on a much deeper level. I believe girls respond better on an emotional level of coaching. I would recommend it to anyone who has any desire to coach at any level. I liked that it could be applied to any level of coaching, not just college.
Nikki Gentile Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2015 I would recommend this course to other coaches because it widened my knowledge and gave me more ideas on how to be an effective coach.
Brandon Yost Student
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
Council Bluffs, IA
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 12, 2015 This course helped me learn the greater purpose in coaching. It is a great tool and resource.
Phillip Limb Coach
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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 Coach
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.
Can I use this course towards the degree program I am enrolled in at a different institution?
If you would like to use this coursework towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, share this course syllabus with your program advisor BEFORE you enroll to make sure it will be accepted into the degree program as a substitute for another course or as an elective.
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.