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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


“My success is the outcome of my work; I am willing to do the work.” Delice Coffey Sports psychologist for basketball advocate using the "compete to learn" approach to practice--it lets you play and have fun while competing. This type of practice, using competitive drills, does a better job of preparing you to compete in real games. Technically, this is called transference. What you do in … [Read more...]


How SMART are you?


“Goals should be realistic, attainable, and shared among all members of the team” – Mike Krzyzewski Have you thought about what you want to be doing in five years' time? Are you clear about what your main objective is for your basketball mental game is at the moment? Do you know what you want to have achieved by the end of today? If you want to improve your techniques and succeed, you need … [Read more...]


How to stay Motivated


“The key to coaching is not what you do, but the way you do it. The intangibles, the motivational parts of the game are the most important facets of it” – Rick Pitino Motivation is the foundation of all athletic effort and accomplishment. Without your desire and determination to improve your performances, all of the other factors, like basketball mental toughness, confidence, intensity, … [Read more...]


Mental Toughness of a Champion


“You can’t always be the most talented person in the room. But you can be the most competitive” – Pat Summitt Basketball is a fast-paced game that requires the knowledge and instinct to perform quickly and properly. An advanced basketball player must possess basketball skills to have a successful basketball mental game. At the professional level, you must work on physical, skills, tactical … [Read more...]


A Coffey Note


“My success is the outcome of my work. I am willing to do the work.” Delice Coffey Improve Basketball Mental Toughness There are two types of goals orientation involved in making this mental shift: 1. Mastery orientation goals 2. Ego orientation goals. Ego oriented goals indicates that athletes measure success by not being the least skilled individual and put more emphasis on winning … [Read more...]