Obtaining Alignment Between Coaches and Parents


Course Description

This course is designed to help coaches create a partnership with parents toward the end of helping athletes flourish in all 3Dimensions. This course is full of practical insights and strategies to:

  • help coaches align parents to a PURPOSE that transcends issues like playing time and scholarship opportunities
  • layout a PROCESS for building healthy relationships between coaches and parents
  • clarify ROLES between coaches and parents for optimal athlete benefit
  • establish TRUST with both parents and athletes alike


Ideally, coaches and parents should work together for the benefit of the athletes. Unfortunately, too often there are rifts in this relationship that create problems for all involved. This course is designed to create a coach and parent partnership that helps solidify team cohesion and ultimately helps the athletes flourish in all three dimensions.

Over the span of 23 modules, this course will guide you through the “Dynamic Model for Cultural Alignment.” Just as all four wheels on a car must be aligned for it to move forward with efficiency, coaches and parents must be aligned on all four “wheels” of this model: Purpose, Process, Roles, and Trust. Along the way, you will learn practical strategies to align each wheel.

Once alignment is obtained, everyone (players, coaches and parents) will benefit from a unified effort and the program will move forward in the right direction.

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 / 5 Stars

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June 30, 2020
95% Perfect!
Ned Lease

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June 24, 2020
This course provide a great framework that aligns well with the 3D training. A transformational coach will have all they need in terms of methods and strategies to help with obtaining alignment with parents. Most coaches don't leave coaching becasue of the players. They leave because of the parents.
Tim Morton
Area Director for FCA Oakland County

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June 9, 2020
Very good material. Would like to have scene a few more concrete examples of way to DEAL with parents (especially difficult ones)
Mike Henson
Athletic Director

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June 6, 2020
Obtaining alignment between Coaches and Parents explores the partnership that should be in place among those stakeholders in a healthy program. The course consistently focuses on the aspects of the relationship that the coach can control and those that the coach can influence, emphasizing the role of purpose and the power of being a 3D Coach.
Chris Allen

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June 6, 2020
I felt that this course offered some excellent specific tools to apply to ones program.
Doug Debroux

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June 6, 2020
Great Info - Thanks
Dan Kissling
Head Football Coach

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May 28, 2020
3D should be instituted in all school districts, for the good of the student/athlete AND for the good of the coach!
Bill Jenkins

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May 20, 2020
I was a successful coach for 35 years and used many similar techniques with my athletes. It was some of the most treasured times in my life and the relationships with parents and athletes are treasured. I wish I had this opportunity when I was a young coach, I wonder what would have been the outcomes.
Joey Johnson
Athletic Director

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May 15, 2020
I have always excluded parents from all my sports teams. It was going to be my way or the highway. Through taking this course, I have seen how I have been missing the mark. Bridging the gap with parents is key. Thank you for addressing, and giving examples of ways of uniting parents, and coaches.
Aaron Bland

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May 11, 2020
The course did a very nice job of describing how the relationship between coaches and parents is essential in building a successful program. The tips and advice given was vety helpful and would benefit any coach.
Kevin Armstrong
3D professional development


How long does this course take to complete?

This course consists of 23 modules and contains about 2 hours worth of content in a series of short videos. You can work entirely at your own pace.

Can I start and stop the training without losing my progress?

Yes. Each module takes an average of 5 minutes to complete. Once you mark a module complete, your progress will be saved and you can resume from that point if you decide to finish the training later.

I’m an administrator and I want ALL of my coaches to be trained in this course. How do I get them enrolled?

Simply contact us and let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase. 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 access to monitor their progress.