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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.


The Drive to be Mentally Tough


"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." — Jim Valvano Success is measured in different ways by different people. Success can mean a variety of things, from something as small as getting a solid and effective free throw routine down, to winning a championship at the local to international level. Mental game coaching focuses on this theme, and with the … [Read more...]


Meadowlark Lemon – True Toughness


“Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen,” Wilt Chamberlain Long before there was Steff Curry, Michael Jordon and Lebron James, there was Meadowlark Lemon. A true entertainer, ambassador and one of the best basketball players who have ever to travel with the Harlem Globetrotters. He is a man with incredible basketball mental toughness, a … [Read more...]


Unspeakable Toughness- Dr. King


“We must accept infinite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. “ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These are the wise words from a brother, that we as the basketball community should make food for thought as we celebrate him today. Such words go a long way even in encouraging basketball mental toughness among players. Today is the third Monday of 2016 and this day marks yet another … [Read more...]


Be Afraid or Be Mentally Tough


“The mental part is the hardest part, and I think that’s what separates the good players from the great players.” – Michael Jordan Mental toughness is the ability to consistently perform towards the upper range of your talent and skill no matter how hard the circumstances. Like all other sports, Basketball mental toughness means that you’re able to withstand the pain and suffering during the … [Read more...]


Fitting in or Rising Above Social Approval


“Ask me to play. I'll play. Ask me to shoot. I'll shoot. Ask me to pass. I'll pass. Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate. ANYTHING. But it's not what you ask of me. It's what I ask of myself. -LeBron James We aspire for social approval in all that we do, from publishing only positive or desirable aspects of a game on social media, by buying the latest and greatest gadgets in an … [Read more...]