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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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
Harmonsburg, PA

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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
Crete, NE

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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
Mound City, MO

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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 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
Cambridge Springs, PA

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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
Waukee, IA

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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


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.