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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.


Avoiding Goal Setting Mistakes


“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort”— Michael Jordan Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. In order to set effective goals, there are some common goal setting mistakes … [Read more...]


How to Get In the Zone


Evaluate wins and losses objectively, focusing more on effort and execution than on the outcome of the game” – Morgan Wootten Being in the flow is arguably the most perfect state to start from. It is a state where your awareness of time almost disappears and you are one with what you do. Although this perfect harmony usually feels effortless, it is your basketball mental state where you … [Read more...]


Stepping Stones to Success


“My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals” – Brad Stevens Defining and determining your goals is one of many psychological strategies that can help you achieve peak performances. The process of setting goals not only influences your performances, but it’s linked to positive changes in a variety of psychological states, such as … [Read more...]


Goals & Priority = Mental Toughness


“Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve every day. Goals provide your daily routine” – Rick Pitino To be an effective basketball player, the first thing you need to do is establish your goals and priorities. This might sound simple. Nevertheless, this very important step allows you to reach your long term goals in basketball and create a strong basketball mental game. It … [Read more...]


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...]