3Dimensional Coaching+

$125.00

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

The 3Dimensional Coaching course for certification contains the same modules, learning objectives, videos, quizzes, exercises and planning tools as the standard version. It also provides additional faith-based content at the end of each module provided by FCA, a “Level 3 Partner” of the 3D Institute.

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Description

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
  • 20 additional faith-based add-on videos (1.5 hours total)

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 these resources that complement 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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  • Companion Bible Study: This spiral-bound book serves as a discussion guide to help build upon the content of the online training from a faith-based perspective. This resource was produced in partnership with FCA, a “Level 3 Partner” of the 3D Institute.
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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.


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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.92 / 5 Stars

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July 3, 2018
I've had a feeling for many years that we have sacrificed character development for winning at all costs. I'm a big sports fan for all sports(Steeler blood in my veins) and especially tennis. I had the honor of hitting with Rod Laver over 25 yrs ago, a great Grand Slam champion, and a true sportsman/gentleman. Roger Federer and Serena Williams are great current tennis role models, but there have been several in the past that have missed the mark. Thanks for this ongoing course and journey many coaches need to take!
Steve Striffler
Boys and Girls High School Tennis Coach
WAtsonville, Ca.

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July 3, 2018
A great confirmation and reminder of what really matters when being a coach. This course inspired me to continue on the path of transformational coaching, and gave me more tools to do that.
Kristen Hawkins
New Life Academy
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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July 1, 2018
I enjoyed how this course really focused in on pushing coaches to view their players as more than just players.
Elizabeth Bart
Coach
Bourbonnais, IL

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July 1, 2018
I really liked the way the course was broken down into stages. This allowed the information to be easier to be absorbed.
Haylee Beck
Coach
Manteno, IL

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July 1, 2018
This course allowed me to see the error in the previous way I coached and moved me towards a different heading.
Johnathon Chaplain
Coach
Orlando, Florida

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June 30, 2018
This is a great course to help you find yourself as a person and as a coach. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in coaching. You will definitely understand how to deal with your athletes on different levels.
Sam Mann
Coach
Roseville, MN

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June 30, 2018
Not only will this help me become a better coach by reaching my players on different levels, it will allow me to use this in all aspects of my life.
Dave Darr
Coach
Woodbury, Minnesota

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June 29, 2018
I thought the principles which were taught to us were very enlightening. I wish I had this course 20 years ago when I first started as a head coach.
Jeff Sheets
Coach
Chapman, KS

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June 29, 2018
loved the course, ty it help me get organized what I have been trying to do for years!!
Fred Bundy
Coach
huntsville, alabama

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June 29, 2018
This course has allowed me to take time and think through the why questions of why I coach. It has allowed me to discover my true purpose in coaching and has given me avenues to implement that purpose.
Johnathon Chaplain
Coach
Orlando, Florida

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June 27, 2018
I am a blessed coach who has had the opportunity to experience much of what is presented in the 3d course. It is so important to be open to growth - and reminded of what is our primary focus - the athletes. All things are possible to those who love God and are called according to His purpose!
Thomas Larsen
Coach
Tacoma, WA

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June 26, 2018
Great Course! A must for all coaches!
Casey Chester
Coach
Pocahontas, AR

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June 26, 2018
Course has excellent material, and has the potential to make significant changes in the lives of many coaches.
Wally Bomgren
Coach
woodbury, Minnesota

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June 25, 2018
This was a very engaging process that brought to light the huge needs of our young athletes and the impact coaches can have with a 3 dimensional purpose and a plan.
Bobby O'Brien
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Darien, IL

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June 25, 2018
The setup for this course is ideal. The videos are relevant. 3-D Coaching promotes an outstanding message to coaches to help with this generation of athletes. I'm so excited to implement the ideas I learned from the course.
Michelle Elliott
Coach
Chapman, Kansas

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June 23, 2018
I think every coach needs to go through this program. There are parts that every coach can use to improve their team.
Theron Frazer
Shadow Ridge head Wrestling
Surprise, Arizona

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June 22, 2018
This was a very fine presentation of material that our culture desperately needs. I pray that godly men will pick this up and run with it the hopes of furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ that God might save more men for life change.
Greg Clearman Clearman
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Coal Valley, IL

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June 21, 2018
Awesome Course!! Great information, examples, and tools for use by coaches in developing their teams.
Bill Cook

Raleigh, North Carolina

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June 20, 2018
The best class on coaching I have ever been a part of.
Kevin Shepherd
Coach
Holidy, FL

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June 15, 2018
This was an excellent course and something that all coaches should take as we strive to positively lead the next generation.
David Peter
Athletic Director, Head Football Coach
Phoenix, AZ

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June 14, 2018
Absolutely amazing and life changing.
Kyle Brady
Coach
Asheville, North Carolina

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June 8, 2018
Very insightful and informative
Kirbi Hinton
Coach
redfield, ar

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June 7, 2018
Thank you for your obedience to create this course! It has been life changing! For the Kingdom...!
Shanel Louw
Coach
George, Western Cape

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June 7, 2018
Great stuff!
Mark Smith
Coach
Redfield, Arkansas

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June 4, 2018
I enjoyed every aspect of it. Great to have different people giving input. Would like to see a list of 3D Principles and Definitions somewhere.
Roland Rudzitis
LCA Head Volleyball Coach
Andover, MN

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June 4, 2018
This course opened my eyes to the power and influence I have as a coach. I have a renewed desire to make each season count for eternity.
Cheryl Fregeau
Coach at Legacy Christian Academy
Andover, MN

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June 3, 2018
Excellent course, if you coach with these tactics you will have a successful season every year. Not by wins and losses, but by the way your team performs and the attitudes they have throughout the season.
Todd Manske
Coach
Nowthen, MN

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June 3, 2018
This course has caused me to view my role as a coach in an entirely new light. Wins and losses are not the most important thing in coaching, but developing young people to fulfill their life's purpose is so important. I hope to continue this journey as a 3 dimensional coach for the remainder of my career.
John Gray
Coach
GOODYEAR, AZ

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June 1, 2018
I started this course looking for a change in my coaching style. After many years of success I had become burned out and questioning why I am doing this anyway. Days were becoming tough and I begin to think I need to get out of this profession. 3D Coaching has brought me back to see Why I coach. It has caused me to focus on relationships and not wins and losses. This past spring I yelled less and spent more time with my arm around a kid asking how he was doing. It is not perfect and there are still rough days but I have a new found purpose in my coaching.
Greg Werner
Head Football Coach - Hilldale High School
Van Buren, AR

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May 30, 2018
IF you truly want to change the lives of your athletes and help to make their future healthy and happy, take to heart the program information, I've seen what it can do.
Mike Karnes
Coach
Kremlin, OK

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May 28, 2018
3d coaching is a great framework for coaches, teachers, and parents who want to improve how they can inspire and motivate their children to be outstanding people!!
DAVID ARCEMENT
COACH
White Hall, AR

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May 27, 2018
Very worthwhile.
Nate Thacker
Sunset Football Coach Jv/Varsity
Portland, Oregon

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May 27, 2018
Really good course. Provided new actions to further develop my coaching direction and philosophy as well as provided confirmation of things that I am currently doing.
Jeff Howell
Coach
Canal Winchester, Ohio

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May 26, 2018
3D coaching is an excellent tool for coaches who care for the well-being of their athletes. It is not just another cliche coaching leadership resource; 3D has substantive content and practical ideas for putting it into action.
Joshua Harris
Coach
Groveport, OH

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May 25, 2018
This course helped me learn how to better myself in many aspects of coaching the mind, body and spirit.
Zachary Taylor
Coach
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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May 25, 2018
The single most impactful course I have taken. Be careful, this course can change your personal life, spiritual life, and community. The eye opening experience of illuminating the areas I have neglected as a coach were a punch to the gut. Attacking my new found weakness have lead to immediate improvements. The parents are all in too!
Andrew M. Neville
Coach
Fairfax, VA

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May 21, 2018
Trans-formative. An excellent guide to help define a coaches purpose.
Landon Durham
Assistant Coach
Austin, Texas

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May 21, 2018
I found this a great course. I was challenged to ask myself how and why I wanted to be a better coach.
Noah Liddle
Rice Lake High School
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

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May 20, 2018
Well done. Good content a research in the different modules.
Matthew Baughman
Coach
Austin, TX

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May 20, 2018
Excellent, thought provoking, challenging. Rich. Very much needed and long overdue.
Beck Brydon
Regents School of Austin
Austin, TX

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May 18, 2018
This course came at a time when I needed a reminder about what really matters and why I began to teach/coach in the first place. During this course the Lord confirmed that although I am do step down from a specific sport coaching position, I am certainly never to step down from my love of students and helping them succeed in life, even though as an "At Risk" teacher I rarely sees the longer lasting fruits of my labor. This course has taken what I have attempted to do as a Christ follower/educator, from day one, and given it more definition and detail that can keep me from getting distracted. No matter how much longer I am an educator, in this setting or another, I will keep my Transformational Purpose Statement at the forefront of all I do as a child of God, in my marriage, with my own children as well as the ones I am able to love on in all of life's encounters. Thank you 3D.
Julie Talley
Teacher - Life Coach
Troy, MO

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May 17, 2018
The course was a life changer! It really forced me to search my own heart.
Brian Levin
Coach
Brentwood, TN

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May 16, 2018
Very good course that got me to step back and look at why I really coach and the impact I can have on kids.
Rob Berger
Football Coach
Rice Lake, WI

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May 15, 2018
The 3D coaching training really provoked my thinking and reminded me of why I wanted to coach in the beginning. The real life applications were great and I plan on implementing many of them this upcoming season.
Alissa Harris
Coach
Groveport, Ohio

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May 12, 2018
I enjoyed the course a lot as it taught me a lot and gave me ideas to make me a better coach. It also showed me that although I coach in the 3rd dimension, that there are a few things that I do as a 1st dimension coach.
Stevie Jones
Coach
Ladson, SC

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May 11, 2018
Most valuable course I have ever enrolled in. I know early on in my career I was a level 1 coach and I believe I had developed into a level 2 coach, without the terminology. My eyes are open to improving the lives of my student-athletes through improving my coaching strategies with this framework.
Jason Kremer
Coach
Valley City, ND

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May 10, 2018
This course was very beneficial which helped me re-evaluate myself and what is important in coaching.
Andrew Elmendorf
Head Coach
Troy, Missouri

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May 8, 2018
Good couse. Deep and realistic lessons.
Thalita Valerio
Evangel University
Houston, Texas

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May 7, 2018
I hope that more and more coaches/administration will engage in this process and I hope I have an opportunity to help share this process with others.
Jeff J. Long
Coach
Evansville, IN

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May 4, 2018
I loved the way the videos were chunked into smaller blocks of time making them manageable to work through. I also loved the opportunity at the end to go "shopping" for tools that work with your own style to create a personal resource.
Sarah Klawiter
Athletic Director
Andover, MN

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April 30, 2018
I suggest all coaches, AD'S and hopeful coaches and AD'S to take this program because it gives great advice and insights on how to coach the kids we will encounter. It shines light on every aspect of being a coach. This program is very helpful and intellectual. I gained a lot of information from this program and I believe you will to.
Tony Hazzard
Coach
Lincoln, DE

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April 30, 2018
Awesome coaching course. This was really helpful for me.
Gorge Andino
Coach
Phoenixville, PA

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April 30, 2018
This has been the best training that I have been through in my 15 years in coaching and education. Love the concrete strategies that are provided instead of just generalities.
Matthew Davis
Athletic Director
Burgaw, NC

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April 29, 2018
Purely Awesome!
Kevin Davis
Coach
Bellwood, IL

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April 29, 2018
This course transformed the way I coach young men and women. It is something that could transform not only their life but everyone they influence.
Kane Ulrich
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Longview, WA

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April 28, 2018
3D Coaching is an excellent program! It has given me many strategies to reach the hearts of my scholars.
Kathleen Miller
Teacher
St. Joseph, Missouri

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April 27, 2018
I wish that I would have had much of this information when I first started coaching. There is so much wisdom and practical information provided in the videos and it has caused me to self reflect upon my coaching practices. The 3 Dimensional Coaching program will allow me to be a better coach and teacher. It will allow me to better reach the heart of the student-athletes that I have the opportunity to coach. I'm excited to begin this journey and to implement what I have learned from this course! I will be recommending this course to all the coaches that I work with.
Derek Anderson
Coach
Cedar Rapids, IA

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April 27, 2018
This course enabled me to self-reflect upon several strategies in which I currently use to coach the heart and mind, and also provided me with several applications which will strengthen the cohesion of my team. I feel more confident in my vision and have more tools and support to better implement my goals.
Maite Oyarbide-Sanchez
Coach
Rice Lake, WI

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April 26, 2018
It was wonderful - full of valauble information.
Lindsay LeSueur
Coach
Prospect, Virginia

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April 26, 2018
This was a great course and I believe anyone going into coaching should take this course.
Bailey Mayforth
Coach
Bel Air, Maryland

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April 26, 2018
Well worth it.
Brian Knorr Jr.
Coach
Mountaintop, PA

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April 25, 2018
I really enjoyed this course, It gave me a lot of practical ideas and knowledge that I can use when I begin coaching in the future
Ebon Proctor
Coach
York, PA

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April 25, 2018
The Course was very detail and informative with the teaching of 3D coaching.
Jeneno Bottinelli
Coach
Mesquite, Texas

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April 24, 2018
I loved everything about it.
Michelle Sheppard
Coach
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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April 24, 2018
This course was user friendly. All of the videos are short and to the point making it an enjoyable process and study.
Derrick Johnson

HANOVER, Maryland

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April 24, 2018
Excellent course! Each time I started a new module I was inspired and encouraged. I plan to share this with other coaches where I coach.
Christopher Wilmington
Head Wrestling Coach
Saint Petersburg, FL

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April 24, 2018
I loved this course. It was really cool to learn from these people because they knew what they were talking about, and it made it easy to access from being all online. I liked that it made the quizzes with the module because it made you watch them, which in turn helped me learn. The three dimensions I believe are really important after watching all this. I never would have known about it if I would not have taken this course. I would highly recommend it to others in the coaching area.
Braden Toebben
Coach
Jefferson City, MO

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April 17, 2018
Wonderful course
Bradley Walls
University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville, PA

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April 16, 2018
Really enjoyed this course- could make the practice building feature a little more user friendly and customizable
Kelsey Morrison

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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April 15, 2018
love it!
Thorne McIntosh
Coach
Martinsburg, west virginia

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April 13, 2018
Excellent resource for a coach of any experience. Will change/reinforce how you view your purpose as a leader of future leaders. Compliments the book very well.
Shane Fidler
Head Football Coach
Pawleys Island, SC

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April 11, 2018
I am very honored to have such a great support system at rice lake high school and am very thankful I was introduced into this program. Going into my 2nd year of coaching I am thrilled to be able to put forth and utilize the things I’ve learned from this course.
Collin Driggs
Coach
Chetek, WI

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April 11, 2018
This course was good.
Noah Liddle
Rice Lake High School
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

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April 11, 2018
Great Program. Really dives into a deeper perspective of yourself to help change yourself for the good. In result, can change a whole community for the good.
Tyler Moore
Coach
Rice Lake, WI

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April 11, 2018
Awesome trainings!
Brooke Schmidt
Coach
Rice Lake, WI

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April 11, 2018
Excellent and inspiring.
Mark Kohler
Coach
Birchwood, WI

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April 11, 2018
Everything was perfect. I loved every aspect of it and this will definitely help me in the future of coaching!
Joseph Bruening
Evangel University
Springfield, MO

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April 11, 2018
Excellent course! Has changed my entire perspective on the coaching profession.
Steve Costello
Coach
Chicago, Illinois

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April 11, 2018
this course will change the way i coach for the rest of my life
Jamie Stone
Coach
Rice Lake, WI

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April 9, 2018
I will recommend this course to all coaches and administrators who looking to make a great positive change in their school and community.
Douglas Bilodeau
Coach
Tigard, OR

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April 8, 2018
As a psychologist I really enjoyed the dimensions and stepping outside of the form and function of sport into the heart and the drive it creates. The different presenters and videos were informational and enjoyable.
Taylor Bell
Coach
Asheville, NC

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April 8, 2018
As a 63 year old coach, father and grandfather, I wish I had this as a guide when I started coaching after high school. It would have helped me avoid having to learn so many lessons from trial and error! There's nothing about this that isn't really common sense but to have had this framework to build with....... would have made me a better coach, father and grandfather without having to learn so many things the hard way!
Bob Lehman
Coach
Cameron, WI

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April 7, 2018
Fantastic...but wouldn't have expected anything less.
Ryan Wright

Pawleys Island, SC

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April 2, 2018
Everything was very well put together!
John Tiarks
Offensive Coordinator
Underwood, IA

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March 30, 2018
Great course!
Stephen Nelson
Coach
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

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March 26, 2018
This course made me stop, reflect and create a vision of clarity for my future days as a coach. This course was truly influential and challenging in many levels. Now the ball is in my court to act. Thank you!
Tommi Paavola
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Oakland, NJ

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March 22, 2018
Great journey that will transform you way to look at coaching and defenitely will make you think about redirect your porpuse as a coach.
Mario Bento Junior
Coach
Curitiba, Paraná

FAQ's

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.


Does the Companion Study Guide and the Companion Bible Study cover the same content?

Though they both follow the same topical outline, the content in each resource is different. The Companion Study Guide corresponds to the online 3D Coaching training modules and the Companion Bible Study corresponds to the faith-based add-ons in the version.


How is the Companion Bible Study meant to be used?

Although this resource can be used individually by coaches who are going through 3Dimensional Coaching, it was designed by FCA with the intent for coaches to use in Coaches’ Huddles.


What is the relationship between 3D Institute and FCA?

FCA uses 3Dimensional Coaching as their framework for training coaches. FCA has licensed the content from 3D Institute and partnered to develop faith-based resources that complement the 3D training.


FCA - "A Level 3 Partner"

As coaches take the 3D journey, oftentimes it leads to deep reflection upon issues of identity, significance, and purpose. When coaches begin to process these deeper issues of the heart, it can easily lead to discussions that are faith-based in nature. Because the 3D Institute does not specialize in helping coaches process these 3rd dimension issues from a faith-based perspective, we have identified FCA as a "Level 3 Partner" who can come alongside coaches in their faith journey. FCA has been about the business of serving coaches in their spiritual journey for over 60 years, and we count it as a great privilege to have such a great "Level 3 Partner."

Dr. Jeff Duke, E.D.d. 
3D Institute, President
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