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:  4.81 / 5 Stars

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January 24, 2017
I recommend this course because it is a great chance to look at how you are doing things and how you could do things differently.
Cait Boyer
Coach
Omaha, NE

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January 15, 2017
I recommend this course because I feel that we can continue to improve ourselves to make ourselves better. All coaches should strive for this goal. All of the content was solid, however, how sport relates to our faith was the most inspiring to me.
Scott Murray
Coach
Livonia, MI

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January 5, 2017
I got so many valuable things out of this course, there are too many to list.
John Magness
Coach
Elgin, OK

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January 2, 2017
This course should be seen by every coach and made as a resource for those in clubs coaching youth sports. It provided me what I was missing and helped me highlight what I was doing.
Jeff Bernhardt
Coach
Coal Valley, IL

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January 2, 2017
I recommend this course because it is very intuitive as far as keeping the cohesiveness of a team together. Keeping the idea of the kids first - more important than winning a game.
Matt Cochran
Coach
Butler, MO

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December 20, 2016
I recommend this course because it gives great insight to helping young people understand the true meaning of life. The transformational purpose statement sesction was the most valuable part of this course to me.
Jody Hamilton
Coach
Nicholasville, KY

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December 10, 2016
Before I took this course I didn't know my purpose as a coach and I was always striving for more and looking for jobs higher up (collegiate level) because it made sense to move up the ladder. After taking this course it helped me realize I am good at coaching the youth level because the Lord has given me a story to tell, the knowledge to teach, and the passion to make a difference in the lives of young athletes. Youth players need coaches to tell them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made to make an impact in this world. And that sport is not what defines these players it is their character and whom they choose to become. I recommend this course to other coaches because I know this way of coaching makes a difference in the lives of players, coaches, parents, and the sport community.
Merlinn Beckwith
Coach
Grand Junction, CO

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December 9, 2016
I already have began recommending this course to other coaches. It helps coaches be more fulfilled in coaching by truly understanding what matters.
BJ Buss
Coach
Appleton, WI

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December 5, 2016
This course was a reminder of why I started coaching in the first place. I started coaching at the youth level with 6-8 year olds and have moved up the ranks to high school. I started with the youth because of the poor behavior I witnessed from other coaches and I thought to myself, I have to get involved and teach the kids to love football not grow to hate it. These principles of 3D coaching have reminded me that I began my journey for the right reasons and I need to work harder to continue to coach the same way regardless of what level I am coaching. I think too many kids lose their love of sports because of bad coaches. I don't believe the coaches intend coach in such a way as to lose their athletes, it's just what they know. It is probably how they were coached many years ago. This course could redirect their passion for their game and the kids in a positive manner.
Jason Hutchens
Coach
Gilbert, AZ

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November 14, 2016
I would recommend this coursehelps coaches understand what the real goals for coaching should be. To further evaluate my purpose in coaching was the most valuable part.
Tyler Henry
Coach
Fair Grove, MO

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October 27, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course. I feel different and made new now in an incredible way. The person that I am naturally has both the 1st and 3rd dimension mind. Learning about the 2nd dimension and how important team cohesion, emotions, confidence and motivation are truly made me feel like an entirely new coach.
Cassidy Chriest
Coach
Peoria, AZ

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October 24, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course. This course can help even the most seasoned coaches become better at inspiring their athletes. These strategies I will use throughout the year as I coach. I will no longer coach 'JUST during my season, I will now continue to be a coach/leader to my athletes throughout their lives.
Lesli Lame
Coach
Adrian, MO

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October 19, 2016
For years I always thought there was something missing, but never acted on it. I figured that was the way it was. Now to realize that there is an intentional process, is a game changer in all my coaching. Not just sports. I would especially recommend this course at the community level. Volunteer Coaches are more so in need of this information. Professional coaches have some access to formal training. Volunteer coaches fly by the seat of their pants and and are the ones that set the framework before the players get to HS.
Scotty Weeks
Coach
Maurice, LA

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October 11, 2016
This course was very beneficial to help me reflect on my role as a coach. The strategies/activities to use to coach in 2nd and 3rd dimension were the most valuable part to me.
Justin Bronson
Coach
Santa Maria, CA

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September 27, 2016
This course is life-changing. Something I have been searching for a long time. Writing my transformational purpose statement was the most meaningful part to me.
Tim Spickler
Coach
Winnebago, IL

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September 7, 2016
This course opened my mind to ideas that I had previously not considered and the course content was excellent. The material was well presented. I have already begun to share this with other coaches.
Wes Bennett
Coach
Robards, KY

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September 5, 2016
I would recommend this course to coaches because I think it would be helpful for all coaches to see a different perspective.
Patrick Boughton
Coach
Altoona, WI

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August 27, 2016
I absolutely recommend this course!!! Sports is more than winning - it is about relationships and building Godly character!!!
Sheila Thatcher
Coach
Idaho Falls, ID

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August 22, 2016
This course gives you an understanding of each dimension and how to connect my players to each. I'd recommend it, it really helps you fabricate a framework for how you coach.
James Anthony
Coach
Cleveland, TN

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August 22, 2016
I recommend it to other coaches. It forces you to think why you do (or do not do) what you do. Learning the dynamics of each dimension was very valuable.
Johnny Lee
Coach
Vernon, WA

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August 18, 2016
I would recommend this course. It makes you think and challenges your coaching. It made me re-calibrate myself so I'm not just focused on winning.
Shane Wichers
Coach
Everson, WA

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August 16, 2016
The breakdown of the second dimension was the most valuable part to me. I feel it gave some great examples that I can use with my own athletes to help build them as players. The athletes we coach, as well as the society we coach in, are always changing and I feel this course has incredible insight on how we coach the change.
Erika Van Dyken
Coach
Nooksack, WA

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August 16, 2016
It was reaffirming that I'm on the right track with my coaching. I'd recommend this course to other coaches. It's practical.
Clay Wing
Coach
Sedro-Woolley, WA

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August 14, 2016
I would, have, and will be continually recommending this course. Every coach should take this course because it helps to organize so many thoughts and strategies so that they can be implemented effectively. The most valuable things to me were: The ability to articulate and implement many 2nd and 3rd dimension strategies. The research to help recognize the great power and responsibility that being a coach brings. 'You can't be a tour guide to a land you haven't visited'.
Eric Christiansen
Coach
Yorktown, VA

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August 13, 2016
I know coaches that are stuck in the first dimension, and don't understand why their kids lose games. It's so much more than skills on the pitch. It's caring for the girls before and after practice. I love the God principles and how they link to what I considered coaching 101.
Kathy Akers
Coach
Bellingham, WA

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August 11, 2016
This course affirmed me as to what we have been doing and gave me new techniques going forward. I definitely recommend it, itgets you in the mindset of 'why' we do what we do.
Dan Kaeming
Coach
Lynden, WA

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August 9, 2016
This course reminded me that there is much more to coaching than the physical aspect. I would recommend this course because it is easy for coaches to get caught up in a win at all cost attitude.
Adam Wright
Coach
Marshfield, MO

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August 7, 2016
This course reinforced what I was already doing for my team. It gave me great ideas and new strategies that I hadn't used before. It gave me a renewed sense of power and strength. I was overcome with emotion watching good coaches inspire their players. That is who I want to be as a coach. That is how I want my players to see me. I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. It will completely change the way they view their team, players, parents, and themselves.
Brittany Hartloge
Coach
Ballwin, MO

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August 5, 2016
Every coach should watch this to break the mold of old school coaching. It was valuable to learn about how to properly treat players and the use of positive feedback.
Bryan Gonzales
Coach
Santa Fe, NM

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August 4, 2016
I really enjoyed seeing some strategies that would help in being a more all around coach. I believe with the way the coaching world is now that all coaches are going to have to transition into more of a 3D coaching style. The old school days of yelling and running are done.
Michael Ragsdale
Coach
Marshfield, MO

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August 3, 2016
I hate to sound so cliche but I found value in the entire course. I found most value in a few things. First, building the purpose statement was a must for me; I liked the teaching content to get me there. Secondly, I chose the Plus+ certification because the material is out of my comfort zone; I learned greatly from it. Finally, I find great value in the parental video in the end. This will help me align myself with the parents, who are (at least I believe) an important part of a program moving forward. The video will help me articulate 3D coaching because this program is exact opposite of how most coaches in my area operate. I absolutely would recommend this course because of the content within it. The content in this course is not only valuable for coaches, but also for teachers, staff, or any other field that works with young people. I had highly suggested this course to my previous administrators for school wide Professional Development, but of course it was a no go because it wasn't their idea.
Chad Ohelo
Coach
Yelm, WA

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August 2, 2016
The strategies to implement 2nd and 3rd dimension coaching were helpful. I also very much enjoyed the discussions with Jane Albright following the 301 videos. I would recommend this course. Though most of the coaches I know are striving for these things, this program provides them with tangible strategies to elevate your coaching to that level.
Dan Petke
Coach
Bridgeton, MO

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July 30, 2016
The ability to reflect on my coaching philosophy from the 'inside-out' was the most valuable part of this course. I would recommend it because I believe it is a great way to examine the true lessons of sport and how they relate to success on and off the playing field. Coaches will be given the opportunity to truly have an impact with their athletes and truly go on a difference making journey of self and others.
Mark Sovers
Coach
Solon, IA

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July 24, 2016
The entire course was great! The sections 201 & 301 were incredibly helpful in packaging thoughts, ideas & practices that I have been doing and assigning & aligning them with our purpose. As an AD I will be asking my coaches to take this course. It is impactful and transformative. Very clear and concise while being complex and groundbreaking.
Grey Powell
Athletic Director
Edmond, OK

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July 21, 2016
I would definitely recommend this course to other coaches. 100%. The 2nd dimension information was very useful and the 3rd dimension information could potentially chang my life if I begin to apply it.
Blake VanDalen
Coach
Lynden, WA

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July 12, 2016
The biggest thing that got me excited was the connection between good and great. I also enjoyed how everything was connected and supported by research. I would recommend this to other coaches because it is well structured and taught very well. The instructors made connects of the different topics, the research and real life.
Bob Coleman
Coach
Poplar, WI

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July 6, 2016
This course helped to put things in perspective. The issued discussed were things that I think almost all coaches think of but this brought its proper priority. I would recommend this course, it would help any coach. I wish I had this course when I first started coaching.
Thomas Searson
Coach
Marshfield, MO

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June 20, 2016
It was valuable learning how important it is to coach not only the skill of the sport as well as coach the player as a whole looking at the player's heart and life that they are living.
Elizabeth Barker
Coach
Ballwin, MO

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June 17, 2016
Connecting learned leadership principles in the work setting to sport in a structured way through the 3 dimensions. Im very appreciative of this as it reaffirms where I believe God has been pointing me towards in my personal and professional life. I most definitely recommend this course to other coaches, and already have!
Jim Deignan
Coach
Eau Claire, WI

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June 12, 2016
The most valuable part of this course was learning strategies for motivating young athletes and letting them know they are worthy young adults as well as our athletes. Many coaches already utilize, or have used , many ideas you provide. Many do not, however. This may open or reopen their eyes.
Dave Salkeld
Coach
Bow, WA

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June 8, 2016
It was valuable to learn about the value of the 3rd dimension involved in coaching. This course can be a valuable asset to any coach.
Tommy Richardson
Coach
Zionsville, IN

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June 5, 2016
I would recommend this course for any coach at any level. It really shows you how and why coaches must coach at all three levels. It was valuable to realize the importance of the relationship between player and coach must be more and deeper than wins/losses and performance on the field or court.
Kyle Johnson
Coach
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
Coach
Lake Zurich, IL

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May 30, 2016
I would recommend this course to coaches and teachers. It has helped me think of the impact I have on students and athletes and has made me a better coach/teacher by being more self aware. Understanding the importance of patience, joy, love, and encouragement.
Jessica Buran
Coach
Iron River, WI

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May 30, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this course to other coaches! I think it helps coaches focus on the bigger picture, beyond the game and competition. It was valuable to learn about treating athletes as whole people and working to develop all aspects of them as a whole person.
Linda Laughrun
Coach
West Des Moines, IA

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May 26, 2016
The most valuable part of taking this course was writing my transformational purpose statement. I would recommend it as there is a lot of great information throughout the course that made me think through how I work with students.
Glenda Ward
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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May 23, 2016
This course reaffirmed to me that the most important thing about coaching is not the physical. We can be just as productive, if not more by being nurturing and loving. It will dispel the myth that coaches have to be tough, loud, in-your-face to be productive. I'm 47 years old, I had a college coach that coached me this way. So, I have dedicated my life to being a godly coach. And this course will help me to continue to be that person and encourage others as well.
Christopher Wilmington
Coach
St. Petersburg, FL

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May 22, 2016
I would recommend this course to other coaches because the other two dimensions are needed. The most valuable part of this course was Writing my Tranformational Purpose Statement.
Marc Lundquist
Coach
Eau Claire, WI

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May 22, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches. This is the biggest shortcoming that coaches in America have. We need coaches to learn that sports are a tool that we use to create high quality individuals. The most valuable part of this course was Writing my Tranformational Purpose Statement.
Nate Naasz
Coach
Lincoln, KS

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May 16, 2016
This course was full of depth and breadth. It was detailed and full of illustrations that I can use now with my players and with my own boys. This course is right on target and should be taken to every corner of every school district in the country for mandatory professional development for coaches. We must all be intentional and deliberate to ensure we get the best out of God's children as we shepherd them north through their own trials and ensure they serve each other, get the best out of each other while learning how to persevere through challenges that are part of sport! And through this process, we learn to find joy in the challenges and the journey!
Brian Szydlik
Coach
Crofton, MD

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May 12, 2016
This course reaffirms what I believe in. I would absolutely recommend this course. People need to understand that the focus needs to not be on winning - that there is so much more to the experience.
Jennifer Brooks
Athletic Director
St. Louis, MO

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May 6, 2016
This course really made me think about why I coach and what I want my players to get out of their high school experience that goes beyond winning and losing. It is always good to do a thorough self-examination of your own motivation and goals in order to better be able to coach your players. I would recommend this course.
Matt Murillo
Coach
West Des Moines, IA

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May 4, 2016
I am excited about putting this into practice! The most valuable thing I got out of this course is the impact that a coach can have on an athlete. I want to make sure that I am leaving a positive and lasting impact on their character. This course will change your outlook on the purpose of sport. I found it so helpful in actually developing strategies to reach students in the 2nd and 3rd dimensions, and not just saying, 'Yes, I would like to have a lasting impact on my athletes.' Now, I have strategies to make an impact and address each issue within the same dimension that the issue is taking place.
Tanya Amys
Coach
Maple, WI

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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
Coach
Cedar Rapids, IA

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April 19, 2016
Learning about the depth of a 3rd Dimension coach was most valuable to me. I think I hit the 1st and 2nd really well and touch on the 3rd but didn't realize how deep it was. I would recommend this course to other coaches because I think it gives experienced coaches knowledge that we didn't have. It is good for a young coach to know where to go next beyond just the techniques.
Chuck Brown
Coach
Prosper, TX

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April 16, 2016
The most valuable thing I got from the course is the actual examples of different strategies to coach all 3 dimensions. I wish every coach in America could see this course.
Tyler Cox
Coach
Camden, AR

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April 16, 2016
This course was an opportunity to get better! I got a couple new ideas of how to be a better coach. I also enjoyed the time to reflect on how and why I coach.
Mary Beth Wiskus
Coach
West Des Moines, IA

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April 2, 2016
The purpose statement and examples of transformational coaching were the most valuable part of this course to me. It helps for a formalized coaching strategy.
Kent Kehr
Coach
Chesterfield, MO

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April 2, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course. I want all the coached that coach in my program to have this certification and I will find a way to pay for it for them. I loved the strategies to implement the 3Dimensional Coaching after. You not only explained WHY it is important to be a 3D coach you showed us HOW to become one:-)!
Jessica Tow Arnett
Coach
Prior Lake, MN

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March 29, 2016
Learning to distinguish between your life purpose and your goals was the most valuable part of this course for me. I would recommend it to other coaches because coaches need educationon how to run programs not based on short-term and winning results.
William McKinney
Coach
Austin, TX

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March 27, 2016
Coaches coach, but who coaches coaches? I took away 20 'nuggets' that will help me coach more effectively. I will highly recommend to others. All of my assistant coaches will go through this course. I think all coaches should go through this program.
Loran Storts
Coach
Clive, IA

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March 26, 2016
The self-reflection of my own coaching style and approach and the creation of my transformational purpose was the most valuable part of this course for me. I would recommend this course to other coaches. I believe if you are truly green and growing you need to learn and challenge the way you coach. This course does that.
Lon Olejniczak
Coach
Robins, IA

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March 22, 2016
The affirmation that I am doing some creative things well, and empowerment to continue to try creative 2nd and 3rd dimension things was valuable. I would recommend this course to other coaches only if they are coaches who have shown that they want to find different models for coaching. If a coach isn't ready to hear this, it will not work. If they are ready to have purpose in their work, this course could open it up for them.
Tim Muehleisen
Coach
Ballwin, MO

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March 14, 2016
The 2D & 3D coaching strategies and framework to be able to make it happen was the most valuable part of this course. I would totally recommend this course. It helps frame your purpose as a coach and why you are in the profession. It's a lesson for the teacher and provides a chance to self reflect and evaluate how you are doing in your job. It creates an opportunity for self-assessment and self-awareness.
Frankie Hanson
Coach
Johnston, IA

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March 10, 2016
I would recommend everything about this course. On a scale of 1-10, it is a 10.
Shawn Weltzin
Coach
Alabaster, AL

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February 28, 2016
The psychology of working with student-athletes. I needed the instruction and ideas on how to deal with the heart of student-athletes was very valuable. The course was comprehensive and extremely helpful.
Dennis Moore
Coach
Haslett, MI

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January 30, 2016
This course was very valuable with some revolutionary ideas for positive change in the coaching arena. It was valuable to be reminded of the importance of our roles as coaches in the life of an athlete and how much of a difference we can make.
Laurie Franz
Coach
Frontenac, MO

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January 28, 2016
Information on the second dimension was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course. I would recommend it to other coaches to get a better understanding of how to coach the athlete as a whole.
Jason Daffer
Coach
Broken Bow, NE

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January 21, 2016
I would absolutely recommend this course. The sports world seems to be getting more corrupted each year and we need to fight back. This gives us some tools to do that with. I believe that this is a better way and that it can work.
Matthew Gruhn
Coach
Gainesville, GA

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January 18, 2016
It reminds and reinstates to me that I need to share this3D philosophy to as many coaches and Ads that are in my 'sphere of influence.' I would recommend this to other coaches because - it's not that they are doing 'coaching' wrong- they just don't know how to do it right!!They need to be educated on the '3D' right way to coach
Neil Lomax
Coach
Tualatin, OR

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January 14, 2016
I learned strategies to get my players to buy into the program & me as a coach. What they learn in sports is more than wins & losses, they will fade away & be forgotten but how I treat players & what they learn about character, lasts forever. I would recommend this course to other coaches because I think coaches will get more out of kids using this & it will make our world a better place.
Erich Bodenhausen
Coach
Savannah, MO

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January 14, 2016
Lessons in the 2nd Dimension with Dr. Jeff Duke were the most valuable. There were many things to think about on how to get kids best effort and change attitudes. We need to stop blaming parents and kids for the issues and change our methodology. I would absolutely recommend this to coaches. So many great things to think about. This is a great opportunity to evaluate our philosophy as coaches and to rethink our purpose.
Colin Cushman
Athletic Director
Bellingham, WA

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January 11, 2016
I am a new coach so this helped me learn about the way that I coach. I plan to use the models that I saw in this course in my own coaching. It is a good course for those just getting into coaching. It is also a good course for you to reevaluate why and how you coach.
Greg Schoenberg
Coach
Creve Coeur, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
December 18, 2015
The discussion on 'good' and 'great' and the relationship between the two was very valuable. The discussion between the essence of a program and the qualities/characteristics of a program were very helpful and will prove to stimulate continued thinking in this area down the road...
Warren Smith
Coach
Ballwin, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
December 9, 2015
The most valuable thing I got out of this course was gaining a deeper understanding of the 2nd and 3rd dimensions of coaching and strategies to connect with players on a deeper level. I would definitely recommend this course because a coach is one of the most influential positions in society and we have to always be learning how we can leave a positive influence on our athletes and not a negative one.
Stanley Dunbar
Coach
Johnston, RI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
December 6, 2015
I would absolutely recommend this course to other coaches!!!! I have already. mentioned it tonight after practice to the other coaches. The reinforcement and given the understanding why my coaching practices worked, I was coaching in the 2nd dimensions and scratching the 3rd. Now I have a better understanding of the hows and whys. GREAT STUFF!!!!
Pedro Brown
Coach
Reedsburg, WI

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
December 1, 2015
This course feeds and speaks directly into what is most important for our coaches to understand. The kids are the most important thing, we must learn how to reach, train, coach, lead, and mentor these young athletes in a way that will last a lifetime and not for a season that will end. The tools and strategies on how to implement 2nd and 3rd dimension strategies was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course.
James Jetton
Coach
Niceville, FL

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
November 18, 2015
This course should be used in every college that is training new coaches. It was valuable to learn about many mistakes I've made in the past, but also being encouraged by many things I have done right as well.
Steven Bradley
Coach
Wildwood, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
November 14, 2015
The 3D Coaching course was very good. It validated what I have been doing as a coach and gave simple and clear directions. This course opens the eyes of coaches, and I would recommend it to other coaches.
Tammy Steinkamp
Coach
Savannah, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
November 12, 2015
This course helped me learn the greater purpose in coaching. It is a great tool and resource.
Phillip Limb
Coach
Cameron, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
November 4, 2015
All of this course was valuable. I would recommend this to others. There is a a need for a shift back to why we play sports.
Chad Dreyer
Coach
Savannah, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 31, 2015
This course really makes you think about why you coach! It helped me focus on what matters during the season. I appreciated the different categories so I could really aim to work on specific topics that my team was struggling with and that I wasn't doing well as a coach.
Mallory Rohlfing
Coach
Town & Country, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 30, 2015
This course was valuable because it teaches coaches how to focus on become a relationship builder and not a victory accumulator. It will help anyone grow as a person and as a coach.
James Smith
Coach
Fenton, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 28, 2015
This entire program is valuable. I guess the biggest thing I got was from the sessions on confidence because now I have somewhere to go to for help in building these kids up. I recommend this course to other coaches. I hope to have my assistant coaches take this course.
David Ferrara
Coach
Kansas City, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 25, 2015
I got a lot of different ideas to do with my girls like the eagle drill. Being a coach is more than just teaching fundamentals (1st dimension). Although I knew I needed to build relationships with my athletes, this course helped me put my focus back onto the more important things.
Beth Delaney
Coach
Faucett, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 13, 2015
I would recommend this course to other coaches. This is very good if you are serious about coaching sports.
Ed Thompson
Coach
Florissant, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
October 12, 2015
Coaching is so much more than x's and o's.. this course speaks to that remarkably well. I have been given an incredible opportunity as a coach, and I loved getting the tools that I now have that will help me to encourage and teach my young ladies- in all three dimensions. Such awesome wisdom and ideas. Thanks!
Shannon Lawrence
Coach
St. Louis, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
October 5, 2015
Thinking through the 3 dimensions and how each level is applied in my basketball program was a very useful practice. I'm hoping to be able to recognize which dimension an issue is in and diagnose the problem quickly with the appropriate dimension. I would recommend this course to others because coaches are reflective practitioners and should always be looking for ways to evaluate ways to coach more effectively.
Doug Coleman
Coach
Chesterfield, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
September 10, 2015
The most valuable part of this course was the distinct three dimensions of a holistic coaching approach and learning to understand the value of all three. I would recommend this course to other coaches because it's very layered and looks beyond one-dimensional coaching.
Sharon Reilly
Coach
St. Louis, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
August 19, 2015
This course gave me a confirming understanding of the higher purpose for sport, and coaching. I would recommend this to other coaches, and as a high school athletic director I will implement 3D Coaching to my staff.
Edward Ross
Athletic Director
Mount Airy, MD

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
August 9, 2015
This course helped me to see that the key to coaching is the heart, the 3rd dimension. I thought they did a great job capturing my attention and they inspired me to re-evaluate my coaching.
Kevin Buckert
Coach
Hamilton, IL

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
August 5, 2015
The most important thing to me was learning how to prepare athletes for their lives beyond sports and what really matters for this life and the next. I would recommend this course to other coaches because it causes you to reevaluate your life and how you yourself may need to change before coaching the athletes that you encounter day to day, week to week, and year to year.
Kaleb Kerr
Coach
Cameron, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
August 4, 2015
This course provides a different view on things and really makes you evaluate what you do as a coach. Receiving the suggestions at the end of the course about how to implement the strategies was very valuable.
Katelyn Edwards
Coach
Cameron, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
July 12, 2015
Learning the process & knowing it is research based was very meaningful. The thoughts it provoked and ideas it gave made me search myself. It gives such a great wealth of information and challenges you to become the best you can be.
Tom Cobble
Coach
Chickasha, OK

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
July 7, 2015
The in-depth teaching of the 3rd dimension was the most valuable part of this course. It opened my eyes to what I have been missing as a coach. I truly believe this course could help a coach build stronger relationships with his/her players and parents. This course could help transform an athletic program.
Jayson Erdman
Coach
Cameron, MO

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May 22, 2015
HS Coaches need to be reminded what coaching is really about; less about statistics and data more about relationships and lessons. I believe that all coaches and even teachers should experience this course. Children are our next leaders/inventors/creators; if we can invest in them at a young age and provide them a learning environment that is servant they have the opportunity to be 3D leaders in our future.
Lacey Turner
Coach
Temple, TX

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
February 7, 2015
The journey was the most valuable thing I got out of taking this course... the idea that I need to transform myself first so I can transform others. I know this will help empower me to become my best. I am taking this to the community. We need to educate parents, youth coaches etc. This is life changing.
Lucas Smith
Coach
Hicksville, OH

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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