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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.


Building Confidence – III


“There have been times when I have failed. But there have never been times when I thought I would fail” – Michael Jordan Have you ever gone out of your way to not take care of yourself? Does it ever seem like you're working against yourself in a game? Do you ever ask yourself "Why did I do that??" The expression “you are your own worst enemy” rings true for most of us. How many times have … [Read more...]


Exercise for Mental Toughness


“Being afraid on the court means you’re not confident in your skills.” – Michael Jordan, Learning to improve your self-confidence can help you to meet your goals and to find the success that you want in your basketball mental game. Having confidence helps you to take on challenges, to focus on your goals, and to take risks. Without strong self-esteem, you are more likely to take a passive … [Read more...]


Defining Greatness – Muhammad Ali


“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”--- Muhammad Ali The world mourns one of the greatest sportsmen ever to have lived. People around the world woke up to the news of Muhammad's passing. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74. The former world heavyweight boxing champion died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted there on Thursday for … [Read more...]


Improving Mental Toughness


“The goal is to make practice more difficult, physically/mentally, than anything your players will face during a game” – Bob Knight Basketball mental toughness, like physical toughness, requires that you exercise. Learning to strengthen your mind, improving your concentration, and staying calm will take some work, but you can get the basic skills you need to stay strong of mind. Just as you … [Read more...]


Overcoming Mental Barriers


“You’re always going to face criticism, you’re always going to face challenges, but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed” – David Robinson Athletes have a responsibility to keep themselves as mentally sharp as they do physically. In fact, research on sports psychology for basketball shows that the way an athlete thinks has a greater impact on their performance than … [Read more...]