3Dimensional Coaching Course for College Credit


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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.93 / 5 Stars

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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
Bettendorf, IA

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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
Harlan, IN

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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
Eau Claire, WI

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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
Eau Claire, WI

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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
Lake Zurich, IL

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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
Williamsburg, IA

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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
Defiance, OH

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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
Cedar Rapids, IA

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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
Fairview, PA

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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
Parnell, IA


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.