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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, control and more.  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.  Our mental game coaching programs are ideal for serious athletes who want to uncover the mental game barriers that limit their performance. Click here to learn more about our Mental Coaching Programs.


Secret Weapons of Mental Toughness

“In all my years one thing has never changed; you win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes” – Tom Thibodeau What makes a great basketball player? Is it heart, talent, preparation or a combination of all of these? Why do some break through to astonishing levels of athletic success and performance while others seem to have to fight to just get a glimpse of it? The … [Read more...]


Mastering Your Mind

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice” – Kobe Bryant At the top of the Prime Sport Pyramid sits your mind. It's closest to the top of the pyramid because your mind will ultimately dictate how well you execute you mental game in basketball. During a competition, it can cover the spectrum from excitement and … [Read more...]


Coffey’s Mental Game Tip

“My success is the outcome of my work. I am willing to do the work” Delice Coffey Did You Know… Sports psychology is now a big part of the today’s competitive sports? Sports psychologists are now working with Olympic athletes, who are competing in football, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, track and field, as well as tennis, volleyball, and equestrian events. *Download the free mental … [Read more...]


4 Components of Mental Toughness

"Ability will get you there, being mentally tough will keep you there. " Delice Coffey One of the highest compliments an athlete can get is the label "mentally tough." Basketball Mental Toughness isn’t a quality athletes are born with. Rather, it includes a set of learned attitudes and ways of viewing competitive situations in productive ways. Coaches, parents, and sports psychologists are … [Read more...]


Mental Toolkit for Success

“Once you’ve done the mental work, there comes a point where you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line” – Phil Jackson Building mental toughness is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner—despite your circumstances. Basketball Mental toughness involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and … [Read more...]