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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.


Welcome to the Pros: Mentally Toughing it Out


"A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.” Jason Kidd In the world of professional basketball you either make it or you don’t – nobody is the exception to that rule, and true basketball mental toughness is needed to … [Read more...]


Creating the Edge: Mental Coaching for Basketball


“Shaq had a passion to succeed, and he had the kind of personality that made him a joy to coach. He had plenty of talent, but no ego." Coach Dale Brown Sports psychology for basketball touts the unlimited benefits and advantages of a strong basketball mental toughness. The rigor and grind of the game, the back and forth physicality of a fast-paced sport, and the occasional do-or-die stress … [Read more...]


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...]