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...]

Mar
13

Manage Stress: Meditate & Visualize

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“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...]

Mar
06

Manage Stress & Improve Your Mental Game

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“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...]

Feb
27

A Coffey Note on Perfectionism

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“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...]