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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.


Phil Jackson: The Mental Game of a Zen Master


“As much as we pump iron and we run to build our strength up, we need to build our mental strength up... so we can focus... so we can be in concert with one another.” Phil Jackson Legendary professional basketball Coach Phil Jackson knows the ways of sports psychology for basketball and what it takes to win – consistently and on a championship level – on basketball’s biggest stage. On top of … [Read more...]


Basketball Mental Toughness: Leaving the Action on the Court


“Basketball is my passion, I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That’s what’s important.” Lebron James ‘King’ Lebron James is a proven professional basketball leader, champion, role model, and league superstar who is making not only a name for himself on the court of the current professional basketball stage, but is also cementing a convincing case to be remembered as one … [Read more...]


The Legendary Mental Toughness of Shaquille O’Neal


“He had a passion to succeed, and he had the kind of personality that made him a joy to coach.” – LSU Coach Dale Brown In the realm of professional sports there are two primary types of athletes: those born of such gifted athletic talents and natural ability, and then there are those that are born with the mental grit and cerebral toughness to thrive in all competitive athletics. In the … [Read more...]


Mental Toughness wins Championships – Duke/Wisconsin


That's the moment you dream of when you're a little kid, just stepping up and making a play." - Duke's Tyus Jones. There are definitely times when the NCAA men's basketball championship fails to live up to the hype created by three weeks of exciting action. While some pundits were looking for a Kentucky / Duke matchup in the 2015 version of the contest, Wisconsin / Duke prevailed. Both #1 … [Read more...]


Being Tough under Pressure


“If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot” – Dean Smith Hitting a game winning three-pointer is a much better feeling than bricking a layup to cost your team a victory but in a weird way emphasizing wins less probably leads to more of them. We've all heard the stories about great competitors and how they have to … [Read more...]