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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.

Apr
17

Proper Sleep leads to Mental Toughness

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“I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you've lost your focus”--- Michael Jordan Today’s elite basketball players knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical for health and wellbeing; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally … [Read more...]

Apr
10

Building Confidence with Positive Self-talk

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“When you miss a shot, never think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right” — Tony Alfonso We all mess up sometimes. It could happen in our daily lives over and over again. We can't avoid mistakes, but we can avoid the harsh self-talk we often punish ourselves with. Doing so could change your basketball mental game. Self-talk, or your inner dialogue, is … [Read more...]

Apr
03

Boosting Your Mental Game with Exercise

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“Coaches shouldn’t have to push you to work hard, you should push yourself to work hard because you want to be a great player” – Bob Knight There are many reasons why regular exercise is good for athletes – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but regular physical exercise is also beneficial for your mental wellbeing and your basketball mental … [Read more...]

Mar
27

A Coffey Note “The Signs”

"My success is the outcome of my work. I am willing to do the work." Delice Coffey Did you know....   Here are 9 signs that your healthy drive for excellence has crossed over into an unhealthy need for perfection:     The Signs are: 1. You View Mistakes as Proof You are Inadequate 2. You Can't Celebrate Your Success 3. Your Self-Worth Depends on Your … [Read more...]

Mar
20

Be A Mentally Tough Athlete

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“There have been times when I have failed. But there have never been times when I thought I would fail” – Michael Jordan Research on sports psychology for basketball shows that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your basketball mental game. The positive thinking that usually comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And … [Read more...]