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    What’s Basketball Psychology?

    There are many psychology tools you can apply in basketball. Basketball psychology is the study of a person’s behavior in a sport or sports-related activity. It is a specialization that seeks to understand psychological/mental factors that affect performance in sports, physical activity, and exercise. You’ll learn goal setting, relaxation, visualization, self-talk, concentration, confidence, using rituals, attribution training, awareness and control.  Read more about Basketball Psychology

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    Mental Game Coaching for Basketball

     At Living Well Centre in the Sport Psychology Division, we help athletes improve their mental skills needed to perform well in practice and in competition.  We help athletes by identifying thoughts and/or fears that limit their performance.  Basketball Psychology Coach D. Coffey, MA, LPA, MGCP is a Psychologist who specializes in sport and fitness psychology, mental game coaching, and mental health services. Read more about Basketball Psychology Coaching

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    Basketball Psychology Programs

    Our team will provide you with the skills needed to reach Peak Performance in basketball. We offer: On-on-One Mental Game Coaching, Team Mental Game Coaching, Coaching Consultation, and Coaching for Parents. We offer three, six or twelve month packages. Our mental game coaching programs are ideal for serious athletes who want to uncover the mental game barries that limit their performance. Click here to learn more about our Mental Coaching Programs.


Mentally Tough Like Kobe


“Mental toughness is really all about not getting too high or too low but kinda staying even keel. The trick is not to get too emotionally attached to the situation.” – Kobe Bryant Having grown up in the Michael Jordan era it was hard to fathom that there would be any other player that would rise to fill MJ’s boots or possess that level of basketball mental toughness. Many have been labelled as … [Read more...]


New Year’s Mental Game Assessment


“I have always maintained that in basketball the importance of the mental to the physical is about four to one.” - Bobby Knight Basketball mental toughness is usually spawned from the results of continuous dedication to the cause, it does not simply materialize. Positive progress in an athlete’s basketball psychology is sometimes slow in its developmental progress, with small incremental … [Read more...]


Everyone Experiences Pre Game Jitters


“I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” - Micheal Jordan Some athletes experience gitters as early as the day prior to the game, others, on the morning of the game and most athletes experience gitters during the pre-game warm up. The … [Read more...]


The Myth of Perfection


“There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.” - Michael Jordan We have all heard that age old adage that “practice makes perfect” and to some extent most of us not only believe it but also aim to achieve perfection whenever venturing out on the court. The problem with this approach is that there is no such thing as a … [Read more...]


What Are You Focusing On?


“I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan Have you ever wonder about why it is that certain athletes seem to elevate their game or usually manage to stay composed and focused during moments of high intensity on the court; … [Read more...]