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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.


Improve Performance with Goals


“I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude”-- Michael Jordan Success in any sport is the mixture of many factors coming together but excellence is not on its own sufficient for success. It’s also necessary to turn one’s ability into peak performance in the arena of competition. This often … [Read more...]


Set Goals like D. Wade


“Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now”--- Dwayne Wade South Florida sports fans were shaken on July 6, when Miami Heat All-Star Dwayne Wade announced he would leave the city where he began his professional NBA career 13 years ago to play for the Chicago Bulls in a two-year deal worth $47.5 million. Throughout … [Read more...]


Building Confidence Lesson IV


“Confidence comes from being prepared” — John Wooden. It is quite common for most of us to have a set of commonly held core beliefs about ourselves, about the future and about people in our lives. These core beliefs are often so deeply embedded in our, where else, “cores,” to the point that we are not consciously aware of them. Here I am going to point out three common self-defeating core … [Read more...]


Goal Setting for Peak Performance


“I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything” – Michael Jordan Success in sports, as in any other achievement arena, depends on both skill and motivation. And motivation includes striving for particular goals. Having a goal and working toward it is a fundamental component to success in having a good mental game in basketball. Goal … [Read more...]


Lebron James is Mentally Tough


"To be able to have a dream, to be able to have a vision, to make it come into fruition, it's a beautiful thing" ---- LeBron James As we all know LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game Seven and won their first NBA championship and complete a historic comeback. With the victory over the Stephen Curry's top-seeded defending champions, the … [Read more...]