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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.


Nurturing Your Mental Game


“Discipline is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, and doing it that way all the time” – Bob Knight Mental Toughness involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. It’s about establishing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to self-improvement. Although it’s easier to feel mentally strong when life … [Read more...]


The Game Plan for Mental Toughness


“I always designed my practice plans the night before and then made tweaks a few hours before practice began” – Bob Knight Every athlete encounters setbacks and times when things don't go exactly according to plan. How an athlete responds to these setbacks—whether he sees the setback as a reason for even greater effort or whether he lets it lower his motivation and spiral his into self-doubt … [Read more...]


RIP Prince


“Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.” Prince Rodgers Nelson The great Prince is an icon that will be remembered for many reasons. He was a talented man, with a career spanned over a period of forty … [Read more...]


Mental Toughness at its Best – Kobie


“Kobe’s a model of what every young player should aspire to be. Year by year, he learned and made his game more solid, and now he’s not just a highlight-film guy but an accomplished NBA player.” Larry Brown. When you think of great basketball players and about the concept of basketball mental toughness, it is highly likely that you will think of Kobe Bryant. He started his career at a young … [Read more...]


Boosting Confidence through Mental Performance


“Confidence is what happens when you’ve done the hard work that entitles you to succeed” ---- Pat Summitt How's your confidence on the basketball court? A healthy level of confidence is very important for a good basketball mental game. It will make you more likely to engage in the challenging but manageable situations and support you to achieve your goals. When you are challenged or under … [Read more...]