What’s Football Psychology?

    There are many psychology tools you can apply in football. Football 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.  CLICK to Read more about Football Psychology

  • Football Psychology Programs

    Our team will provide you with the skills needed to reach Peak Performance in football. 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.

  • Mental Game Coaching for Football

    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. Football Psychology Coach D. Coffey, MA, LPA, MGCP is a Psychologist who specializes in sport and fitness psychology, mental game coaching, and mental health services. CLICK to Read more about Football Psychology Coaching


To Be or Not To Be – Mentally Tough


“Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.” ― Peyton Manning It is probably one of the more common explanations offered by fans, sportswriters and commentators alike when trying to comprehend an athletes' decline in athletic performance -- 'stress.' Everyone knows that stress can have a negative impact on … [Read more...]


Mental Tools to Manage Stress


“You're the only one that can put pressure on yourself... No one else can put pressure on you. It's self-inflicted. For me, I just want to go out and play football.”---- Maurice Jones-Drew How many times in a conversation about football have you heard the phrase, “It’s all mental”? Well in one way or another, it’s true. A mind that is not … [Read more...]


Deal with Stress & Be Mentally Tough


“The key to winning is poise under stress”--- Paul Brown We have all been there – the referee makes an unfavorable call; your opponent is faster than you; your throwing is off; the ground is wet, but what separates elite athletes from mediocre athletes is the ability to perform during the intense competition despite the obstacles and adversity … [Read more...]


A Coffey Note on Being Perfect

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"My success is the outcome of my work, I am willing to do the work". Delice Coffey Did you know... Perfectionists fear that if they give up perfectionism, they won't be good anymore at anything; they'll fall apart during the intense competition. In fact, perfectionism harms performance more than it helps. The worst thing about it, is the … [Read more...]


The Chasm between Confidence & Perfection


“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”--- Vince Lombardi While all of us have a right to live our lives in pursuit of our dreams, the pressure we now put on ourselves to be special or great can lead to insecurity, narcissism and an actual decrease in our performance, abilities and football mental … [Read more...]