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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.


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...]


Be A Mentally Tough Athlete


“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...]


Manage Stress: Meditate & Visualize


“I recruit character as much as I recruit ability. And if you’ve built a team of character, they can handle moments that others cannot and they accept coaching on how to manage pressure” – Roy Williams With all the scientific evidence coming out in the past several years, stress management is becoming something that can’t be overlooked when it comes to improving your basketball mental … [Read more...]


Manage Stress & Improve Your Mental Game


“Everything negative - Pressure, Stress, Challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise”-- Kobe Bryant The ability to cope with pressure and stress is essential in almost all walks of life including basketball. The fact is, when under pressure many athletes find that they are not able to produce their best performance. It is a very common experience, when the occasion matters most the … [Read more...]


A Coffey Note on Perfectionism


“My success is the outcome of my work; I am willing to do the work.” Delice Coffey Did you know... The pursuit of perfection limits your ability to be present and literally robs you of the vitality of life. It is unachievable, unimaginable and frankly undesirable, so why pursue it? Your time would be far better spent in delving into how to heal the insecurity that catalyzed the desire for … [Read more...]