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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.


Mental Toughness, a Key to Excellence


“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.”― Wilt Chamberlain An interesting quote by the only player in the NBA to score 100 points in a single game. It highlights the importance of Basketball mental toughness. You can’t exert yourself fully in a game when you lack motivation and are mentally weak. A very physical and … [Read more...]


Mental Toughness and Team work


"Talent wins games, but Teamwork and intelligence wins Championship." Michael Jordan Basketball is a team game where individual performance alone cannot bring victory to the team. Winning games requires commitment from each player. Winning championships over and over again requires putting your individual differences aside and functioning as one unit – The Team. Everyone requires support … [Read more...]


Discover Your Mental Tool Kit for Success


“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot … When you think about the consequences, you always think of a negative result." -- Michael Jordan Performance in basketball is largely about Training the Mind. In Basketball a player needs to be equipped with the essential toolkit of mental skills to enhance basketball mental toughness and avoid probable distractions. Hence a mental … [Read more...]


Be a Basketball Superstar with Mental Game Coaching!


“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory” – Bill Russell If you have always believed that a tall and lanky player with high physical agility can conquer the basketball court, think again! Sports psychology for basketball can explain why mental game coaching for basketball is essential to make a competent basketball player. What is mental game coaching? Mental game … [Read more...]


Mental Toolkit for Mental Toughness


“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.” Bobby Knight Bobby Knight, one of the all-time most decorated coaches in college basketball history, knows a thing or two about basketball mental toughness. Even amidst challenges such as hitting the winning shot from the dramatic venue of the free throw line, or fighting through the pain of illness or injury to … [Read more...]