3Dimensional Coaching+


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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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:  4.82 / 5 Stars

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 20, 2018 I believe this course is absolutely essential in our culture right now. Coaches can be empowered to coach character and love in their teams that will resonate throughout a players' life. This course gives coaches the tools to reflect on their own coaching philosophies and create change and then see and touch the hearts of their players and fellow staff members. I am completely inspired after taking this course and have already started implementing many of the tools.
Leiah Fundell Coach Rice Lake, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 Great course with great content!
Reinaldo Rodrigues Caetano Coach Van Nuys, California

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 The 3Dimensional coaching course offered a very fresh perspective into the way that coaches can effect their players. It went in depth into what it takes to be a transformational coach rather than a transactional coach. It taught me lessons that I will be able to use throughout my coaching career to help my athletes become better people as well as players of their sport.
Harrison Stevens Coach Eagle, Colorado

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 Best possible course a coach can take!
TJ Joy Coach Springfield, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 19, 2018 This course was great in allowing me to see better ways to coach our youth of today. The lessons really spoke to me in a powerful way and I would recommend this course to any person who wants to learn the true value of becoming a 3D coach.
Malaya Skidmore Evangel University Laquey, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 17, 2018 Going into my second year of coaching high school girls basketball, I am honored and very appreciative of the people who introduced me to this program. I can’t wait to take what I learned and apply it!
Collin Driggs Coach Chetek, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 17, 2018 Both educational and motivational for me as a current player and future coach.
Waldo Odens Jr. Coach Chattanooga, Tennessee

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

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

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

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

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

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

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ April 7, 2018 Fantastic...but wouldn't have expected anything less.
Ryan Wright Pawleys Island, SC

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

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 22, 2018 The course is great. The framework is spot on. Every coach would benefit from this. I really believe all young coaches should be required to take this course. We learn in life from mistakes and young coaches often times struggle for wisdom. This would give coaches direction and wisdom thus benefiting the athletes that they are coaching.
Brett Weiberg Coach Saint Joseph, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ March 18, 2018 I thought the course was very insightful and provided some great resources for reference. I think that the workbooks should be included in the purchase of the program itself, as a majority of the information in there was repetitive with the videos. Overall I enjoyed the course and look forward to implementing 3D coaching as the framework for my lacrosse teams.
Ronald Hamwey Coach Worcester, Massachusetts

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 16, 2018 Great course learned a ton
Jack Taylor Coach Dallas, Texas

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 16, 2018 This was a fantastic course. I think both coaches and kids should take it.
Gary Mellema Express Electric Sumas, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 15, 2018 This was a great course. It gives a you tools to use as you strive to become a coach who will make a lasting impression.
Keith Wasson Pinewood Christian Academy Glennville, GA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 14, 2018 Excellent course, learned many important strategies to be a better coach. How to teach more than the physical, and that to succeed you need to coach the emotional and the spiritual part of each athlete also.
Jody Funk Coach Funk Hendersonville, NC

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 14, 2018 I loved everything about this course! I am able to see where I can improve and what I need to change as a coach, teacher, and person.
Robin Engel TBHS Varsity Cheer Coach Troy, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 13, 2018 The 3D Coaching course is a great way to start you in your journey in transforming the lives of the students you have the privilege to work with.
Todd Zell Activities Director Wildwood, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 12, 2018 As a parent, coach, and educator I found the course fantastic and engaging. It spoke to so many challenges that I struggle with on a daily basis.
Michael McKenzie Coach Wilmington, DE

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 8, 2018 The updated course videos and speakers were extremely well done, clear, concise, and professional. The content was relevant with great application points. The faith based add-on was encouraging.
Luke McDonald Coach Monticello, IA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ March 6, 2018 It's very eye-opening and practical. A lot of the things learned can be applied in all sports at a variety of times (in-season, off-season, etc).
Dave Murray Head Football Coach FREDERICK, MARYLAND

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 28, 2018 As a sports ministry leader and soccer coach, I like the use of the word: "3D is a framework and not a program". The practical application of 2nd and 3rd dimension coaching principles is definitely a plus one for every coach.
Hillary Danjuma Yusuf Coach Abuja, Abuja

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 27, 2018 This course is beneficial to any teacher or coach, at every level. It is humbling and forces one to stay focussed on the true purpose of our lives. Thank you for an enriching time. I've loved it!
Bianca Marais Coach Cape Town, Western Cape

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 26, 2018 I loved this course. I just got done taking it and I already want to go back through the coursework to reinforce my understanding of the concepts and strengthen the 3D framework I planned. I would recommend this course to anyone who interacts with youth in any setting (teachers, coaches, parents).
Denon Carpenter Coach Salix, Pa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 22, 2018 This is an outstanding training for coaches and athletic directors! I highly recommend it to help you grow into the transformational leader to serve others. I wish it had been available to me as a young coach starting my career years ago. Well done!
Mark Holderbaum Athletic Director Rogers, AR

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ February 21, 2018 This course was very informative and made me look at coaching from a different point of be. Helped me better realize why coaching tactics when I was growing up are becoming less and less effective in today's world. It made me question why I became a coach and provided me the tools to help me stay true to my calling. Ways to connect with kids and show them you care, Mainly that winning on the court isn't everything, its all about developing the kids for the next stage in their lives.
Kenisha Phillips Coach Spencer, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 19, 2018 This course made me think about how I am currently coaching and "living". I was excited to continue onto the next subject and get more incite. Loved the course.
Greg Tietz Coach Woodbury, MN

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 12, 2018 I would recommend this course to anyone that is coaching at any level.
Scott Locker Coach Ferndale, wa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 8, 2018 I really found a lot of value in this coarse. Obviously this is a training for coaches but the 3D framework is applicable to all aspects of life including interaction with my wife and kids as well as co-workers.
Eric Powell Mr. Lynden, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ February 7, 2018 This course provides an excellent framework for all coaches who take seriously their charge of transforming the lives of the athletes they coach.
Jay Perkins Football Chaplain CEDARBURG, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 30, 2018 A must for the coach who wants to impact his/her athletes beyond the field or court. Professional presentation of quality material.
Charles Gee Coach Lexington, SC

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 29, 2018 I really enjoyed this course, and I highly recommend this course to anyone. I've saved a hand written copy of summarized notes from each module, that I'll continue to refer to. I also plan to keep these notes with me on the field in my coach binder, and I will honestly try to utilize what I have learned by "encouraging and inspiring" players that I will soon meet, as I move forward in time. Thank you for a positive experience...
Lee Troutman Head Coach Fayetteville, North Carolina

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 22, 2018 Wow, what a masterful job! Where was this thirty years ago? But it's not to late to leave a lasting legacy. So excited to implement these principles and techniques in the coaching laboratory to see lives radically changed for good.
Charles Gee Coach Lexington, South Carolina

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 22, 2018 I give the 3Dimensional Coaching Course for Certification my highest recommendation. The format is engaging and information will benefit all coaches. This course will help coaches accomplish their purpose of developing athletes as three dimensional beings.
Kevin Kleiner Athletic Director Woodbury, Minnesota

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 22, 2018 This is an incredible course. Well worth the time and attention. I look forward to using what I learned, and encouraging fellow coaches to take the course.
Brent Voight Coach, Mentor & Ministry Leader Stillwater, MN

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 16, 2018 I loved the course, and it was easy to follow. I enjoyed the speakers and the activities that accompanied each section. I can't wait to see this in action.
Brad Criss Thomas Stone High School Lusby, Maryland

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 15, 2018 Every coach should do this course
It is very practical but life changing
Great method to become the coach that you need to be
Great method to impact parents and the community
help change your players to become complete athletes
Bob Johnston Athletes in Action Ontario PICKERING, ON

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ January 14, 2018 Its was a different experience but was good. Those for fresh coaches this platform build will make their career great.
Manigandan Krishna Technical Head Bangalore, Karnataka

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 11, 2018 This course should be mandatory for every coach at every level of sports. If this course doesn't get you to look deep inside and assess the way you are currently coaching, then nothing will.
Ron Volz Coach Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 10, 2018 I was very impressed. Loved the content. Motivating.
Gretchen LeVan Coach Phoenixville, pa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 10, 2018 This course hit my heart and head at the right spot. It has inspired me to refocus my purpose for coaching.
David Anderson Coach San Antonio, TX

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 9, 2018 I am inspired and motivated to really make my teaching and coaching go deeper than the first dimension. I feel very equipped to enact strategies to make a deeper impact in the lives of my students and players. This course is rock-solid and helpful for anyone who really wants to invest time into improving their coaching.
Garrett Ruckel Teacher and Coach Asheville, North Carolina

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 9, 2018 This course has transformed me as a husband, father, teacher, and coach. I had been a 3D coach but did not have the tools or information to be the best I could be. This course provided me with extraordinary depth.
Dr. Donovan Nelson Professor - Coaching Studies Springfield, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 5, 2018 This was a very professional and well thought through course.

Was great to hear from multiple subject matter experts.

I gained a lot of tools and inspiration.

This has been a Godsend to me!
Chuck Hubbs Floyd Central Boys Soccer Assistant Coach Floyds Knobs, IN

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ January 3, 2018 Most of the courses I have taken or materials I have read related to coaching relate to the first demension of coaching. I appreciated the opportunity to take a course that does a good of focusing on the important demensions in coaching I missed in my previous study. I look forward to seeing how players I coach will respond to this framework.
Gabe Fendley Coach Summerville, SC

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 2, 2018 I thoroughly enjoyed all of the material that was offered. I will be using this to mentor other coaches in my walk!
Todd Pickthorn FCA Area Representative: FCA Baseball Dayton Springboro, OH

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ January 1, 2018 This course is truly amazing. I am 23 years old and I have been coaching for 4 years now. God has given me the gift of coaching and I have naturally implied these principles. But this course has grown my horizon and outlook on certain situations. I am the head coach at a high school and run a sports leadership program with my father, all of our coaches will be taking this course before becoming a coach for us!
Jessey Michaels HCA / Athletes In Action Waldwick, New Jersey

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 31, 2017 Every Coach should have a basic Idea of 3 Dimensional Coaching if he wants to make a positive impact in the lives of young athletes.
Oliver Page Coach Herdorf, Rheinland Pfalz

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 30, 2017 As I begin the final decade of my career as a teacher-coach, I look back over more than 36 years of working with players and parents and I can only wish that I had discovered 3Dimensional Coaching as a much younger man. Now, with the being said, as I begin my 19th year as a high school athletic director, I am more so grateful to have accessed this valuable resource today, so that I can realize my transformational purpose of helping my coaching staff to lead their players.
Edward Ross Athletic Director Mount Airy, Maryland

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 26, 2017 This course has allowed to me to view coaching in, in sum, three different ways. Through coaching fundamentals, the mind, and the heart, athletes will not only be great at their skills but will be empowered to be great youth that will be become empowered adults.
Kaisee Perkins Coach Unionville, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 22, 2017 The course was lengthy, but it did help me think of coaching the whole student rather than just the physical side. It gave some good ideas of what to try with students to encourage them and make them better people.
Cassie Lowe Jaywalker Pom Squad Coach Marshfield, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 21, 2017 Holy cow! A changed life is special, but a changed heart is eternal!
Kelley Moore Head Coach Goodyear, Arizona

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 19, 2017 I thought this course was one of the best coaching resources that I have ever seen. I have seen many ways that I can improve as a coach. Even after 41 years as a coach there are many of the strategies mentioned in the course that I will apply next season.
Mark Roggy Athletic Director Loveland, Colorado

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 13, 2017 Great Course. Couldn't recommend it enough. Gives insight & helps you explore key concepts in your own coaching journey. Everything is practical.
Lachlan Butler Strength & Conditioning Coach Melbourne, Victoria

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 9, 2017 It was a very good that taught me a lot about myself and about how to be a better coach.
Lorena Miroslava Rivas Jarolim Health Coach Maryville, Mo

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 8, 2017 It was a thought challenging and an uplifting course. No doubt it was and will be helpful in my journey as a coach and every day Individual.
Dane Crutcher Director and Coach Rolla, Missouri

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 7, 2017 This course is amazing!!! I highly recommend it to any coach who wants to get more than just the X's and O's of their sport!
Gray Massey Head Women's Soccer Coach MUW Decatur, MS

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ December 5, 2017 The online portion of this course was amazing! I learned a ton and I think all coaches should go through this training. It gives the perspective I think so many coaches lack in their daily coaching and interactions with players.
Michaela Crall Coach Olathe, KS

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ December 1, 2017 Excellent course that explains the importance of focusing on the 2nd and 3rd dimensions of coaching and how to develop those coaching skills.
Craig Gunst Express Electric Lynden, WA

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 28, 2017 This was a great course and it has really help me to evaluate how and why I coach. I have been coaching for 25 years and it was very refreshing to see things that I need to improve on as example, motivator and coach. I will definitely get my coaches involved with this program.
James Clark Athletic Director Danville, Virginia

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 27, 2017 This course has fundamentally changed the way I think of my relationship with my athletes as a coach, and my students as a teacher. It has provided me with key strategies to strengthen my coaching in all 3 dimensions. I recommend this course to every coach, especially all those new to coaching trying to find their way.
Matt Tebo Coach Rice Lake, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 25, 2017 Life changing experience! I not only apply 3D coaching to sports, but also to my work, and my home life with my wife and children.
Chris Miller Lamar Youth Athletics Coach/Commissioner Lamar, Arkansas

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 24, 2017 We decided to try this course for our business and the results have been very positive. Truly looking forward to our journey going forward. Thank you guys! Well done and God Bless you all!! Roger Anderson Express Electric Inc.
Roger Anderson Management Bellingham, Wa

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 20, 2017 Very inspirational and educational program. I would recommend anyone that intends to coach young people to take this course.
John List Coach Tomahawk, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 15, 2017 eyes opening
victor okere coach lagos, mainland

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 15, 2017 Eye opening
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 15, 2017 3 Dimensional Coaching is a must for every coach, at every level. It is a challenge to push out from our comfort zone as coaches and the 1st dimensional coaching of skill and performance to a deeper, healthier, more intentional method of coaching to the heart of our athletes. It is a God's hands extended approach that reaps blessings of love, value and purpose into the hearts of our athletes.
Robin Sommerfeld Coach RICE LAKE, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 15, 2017 Phenomenal. This course made me reconsider everything I do, and really helped me refocus on my WHY. It brought into perspective things I was feeling, but didn't know how to express and use. I would highly recommend this to all coaches!
Kristen Lehman Coach Cameron, wi

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 14, 2017 This was a great course that has definitely made me a better coach.
kevin orr Rice Lake High School Rice Lake, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 14, 2017 This is the best coaching course out there. This truly helps you see the purpose in coaching. It has completely changed how I think, and how I work with my athletes. I would recommend that anyone who coaches take this course.
Trevor Kiehl Coach Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 14, 2017 I enjoyed the course and every module gave me more tools for how to better myself as a coach and teacher.
Nick Merkt Soccer Coach Spooner, Wisconsin

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 13, 2017 Great course
Cassidy Chriest Coach Peoria, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 9, 2017 I have taken this course before in the Spring of 2016 and it was very good then. This time around, I took it to help facilitate 8 other coaches who took it for the 1st time. The revamped course is even better that it used to be. It has helped to changed the lives of those 8 coaches and it will soon change the lives of those they influence and coach. God bless!
Bill Rademaker Coach Rice Lake, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 8, 2017 Excellent course!
Matthew Heyn Coach Phoenix, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 3, 2017 I had read 3D coaching before ever knowing about the training course. This has been one of the greatest investments in my life. I have always tried to coach the person over the player, but this course has me intentionally thinking about how I parent, how I teach and how I coach. 3D coaching is a must for anyone who influences the lives of youth in any aspect.
Jeremy Flowers Coach Bradley, Illinois

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ November 1, 2017 This course is filled with practical wisdom, knowledge, and strategies for developing a coaching style that reaches into the heart and purpose of coaching and competition. It challenges you to take a look inside yourself ; and to not take lightly, the awesome power and responsibility that you have as a coach to speak life into others around you.
Jeffrey Kullman Coach East Canton, Ohio

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 28, 2017 It is a wonderful course,I learning a lot coach tool and methods。I will use these methods to in my work。
Liu Tao Coach Beijing(北京), Beijing

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 27, 2017 Great Course I will be having all my coaches take this course once my club team and facility is up and running:-)
Jessica Tow-Arnett Club Director/Head Coach Prior Lake, MN

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 7, 2017 This course has been by far the best coaching course I have participated in. When we talk about life altering events, I would have to say that this is one. I honestly believed that I had this coaching thing down. This course humbled me making me want to go back 25 years and start over. Although I can't do that, I can start my transformation today! Thank you.
Kenneth A Hastie Coach Innerkip, Ontario

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 6, 2017 I thought this was a great course for a coach at any level!
Greg Burzynski Coach Stanley, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ October 6, 2017 I thought the course material was excellent. It helped me think of ways to incorporate something that I always wanted to add on to my coaching. I knew it was missing but I didn't know what it was. The 2D and 3D tools recommendations are great and as mentioned it is just a framework for coaches. This framework can be customized to our own specific scenarios.
Renouk Wijemanne Coach Colombo, Western

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ September 26, 2017 Great course for new and experienced coaches.
Luis Blanco Athletic Coordinator Tucson, AZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ September 23, 2017 After following this 3D coaching course working in the national level for past 16 years, I truly have gained lot of theory & practical information where I can look forward to take my team to a next level of coaching in the future.Personally you have changed my inner feelings towards the athlete.
I want to thank Dr. Jeff Duke, Mark Hull, Wes Simmons and other individuals who has worked hard to put this in order.
Ruwan Kalpage National coach -Cricket Pitakotte, Colombo


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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