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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August 1, 2019
I thought that this course was very in-depth and really opened my eyes to many aspects of coaching/sports that I have often overlooked. This is a great resource that I would highly recommend for any coach looking to better him/herself.
Cory Yandell
Seneca, Illinois

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August 1, 2019
This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I loved all of the information about each dimension and the strategies given to implement into my coaching.
Amber Russell
Valley Center High School
Wichita, Kansas

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July 18, 2019
Very in-depth, rewarding, and detailed. If a coach wants to improve & find some new perspectives on why they coach & how to implement specific strategies, this is a phenomenal resource for them!
Aaron Makelky
Head Football Coach
Casper, WY

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July 18, 2019
I really enjoyed this course along with the book. I learned a ton of valuable information that I can apply to my players and students. I believe teachers could use this course to better themselves in the classroom. I highly recommend InSide Out Coaching by Joe Ehrmann. I learned a ton from his book that goes along with this course. Two huge thumbs up.
Nick Perez
Junction City HS Basketball Coach
Junction City, Kansas

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July 16, 2019
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has allowed me to stop and consider what I really want my athletes to gain from their sports experience. The 3 Dimensional Coaching has given me insight and a plan for the future of my athletic department.
Lorna Wolfkill
Athletic Director
Tallahassee, Florida

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June 23, 2019
I loved the course, it was great knowing that by building relationship with athletes is a great thing because I feel people in our community frown upon it. I feel they work harder knowing that I care and believe in them.
Amy Renyer

Marysville, Kansas

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June 18, 2019
Excellent course in terms of the content. I think the content and dispersion of the information is much needed in our society.
Jeffrey Kent
Westminster, Maryland

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June 4, 2019
The 3D course was a great way to re-examine why I coach and what I would like my coaching to look like going forward.
Ben Wertenberger
Marysville, KS

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May 26, 2019
This is by far the best course I have ever taken! Loved the videos and books!
Shamus Budde
Long Grove, Iowa

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May 11, 2019
I believe the overall course was incredible, the delivery was great, it was easy to learn. The language used and all of the examples in the all of the modules spoke at a level that anyone could relate to and easily understand. The information was easy to apply as well. I could certainly see a lot of time and effort was put into developing this course. I enjoyed the flow of the lessons, the quizzes and application assignments we appropriate as well. I believe it is very evident to see that many coaches and teachers only focus on dimension one. They become the ones that often cannot seem to understand why the players do not perform, why they are disrespectful and have more parental issues. If we can build relationships show students and that we care, allow them enjoy what they are doing and a free to take risks the team and classroom and even the school would run so much better.
Matthew Study
Instructional Leader
Westminster, MD


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.