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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 Mental Toughness of the Top-3 Draft Pick


“I can get better at everything I do, and I always improve.” Jahlil Okafor Having mental toughness is more than owning a strong mental game of basketball – it is proving one’s self time after time that an absolute mental confidence and resiliency are always present in the athlete’s With the recent professional basketball draft having occurred to much fanfare, acclaim, media coverage and … [Read more...]


The Draft: Only the Mentally Tough Survived


“Growing up and (being) from Chicago, Michael Jordan is everything there,” Kaminsky said. “He still is. I had all of his posters on my wall, ‘Space Jam’ was my favorite movie. It’s just crazy to me that he thought highly enough of me to pick me with the ninth pick in the Draft, and I’m just so grateful for him and for the opportunity.” Frank Kaminsky Playing professional basketball requires a … [Read more...]


Greatness and the Drive to be Mentally Tough


“When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.” Michael Jordan Michael Jordan could write the definitive book on basketball mental toughness, being great, and the adversity that comes in the ongoing pursuit of athletic greatness. His quote is true, and the mental game of basketball is defined by … [Read more...]


SMART Goal Setting and Mental Toughness


“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” John Wooden The mental game of basketball hinges entirely on how one prepares for competition by way of practice, actualization and goal setting. Basketball psychology for the modern game is comprised of many different goals to achieve both independently and as a team … [Read more...]


Mental Power: Flexing the Brain on the Court


“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden The quote above summarizes a strong mindset on basketball psychology spoken with the proven success of multi-collegiate champion and record-setting men’s basketball coach John Wooden. Being the best and having the innate drive to be … [Read more...]