Improve Concentration for Basketball

Do you need to limit your distractions during Basketball games?

In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers sports psychology questions from athletes, parents and coaches.

Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at and click on contact us to submit your mental game questions for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.

Do you struggle early in the game with your focus and easily getting distracted?

In this mental game video for basketball, Dr. Cohn will discuss:

Top distractions for basketball players.

COHN: What are external and internal distractions? And what’s harder to overcome?

COHN: Define what’s relevant to your performance.

COHN: Do you focus on the right performance cues during a game?

Watch the video below to learn more about what Dr. Cohn says about improving your concentration for basketball:

Related: Practice Drills to Improve Concentration|Coping with Internal and External Distractions

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“Both of the last 2 weekends, Nicolas had high-pressure basketball tournaments where he really showed improvement and maturity! He reacted very calmly to missed shots and mistakes and was very poised in the very close finals game. We have never seen him so composed and locked-in on the issue at hand! He has also realized that and tells us that he feels more calm and confident than before.”
~Alex Mylonas, Nicolas’ father

“I have spent hundreds to dollars on clubs, putters, etc. always looking for answers. But I knew this was not going to work because I have some internal issues I had to deal with on the golf course. Working with Dr. Cohn on mental game by far is the best investment I have made. I have some great tools to work on to see my mental game improve.  I feel better now than I have ever have on the golf course and I thank you so much for helping me with the positive mental direction.”
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~Shaun Burrell

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UPDATED IN 2018 – If you’re an established mental game professional, just starting your career, or a team coach, would you believe me if I said that I’ve discovered a new system that will help your athletes improve faster and add value to your mental coaching programs?

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  • Allow you to do more coaching or fine tuning and less “teaching”

  • Improve organization to your follow up sessions

  • Obtain timely feedback from your athletes about their use of mental skills in competition

  • Add perceived value to your current mental training programs

Learn more about the Athlete’s Mental Edge Workbook System 2.0

What are mental coaches saying?

“I’ll start by saying that the Mental Edge Workbook program is awesome. It put all the pieces together for my mental work with soccer players.”
~Eitan Azaria, Mental Coach for Soccer

“I am really pleased with the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks – they are fitting in really well with my coaching! I find they offer a great framework for doing workshop sessions. I have also used the workbooks with a few individual athletes – for the younger ones (12 and under). They are giving a good structure and framework to our sessions. The workbooks have worked well with all of them!”
~Kerri Morgan, Mental Game Coach

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  • Discover if those pregame jitters are positive or negative.
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10 ‘Costly’ Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make Before Competition: What Every Athlete And Coach Must Know To Improve Mental Preparation

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“I thought the eBook on Focus was fantastic! I train young athletes on a regular basis and your material helps to train the mind as well as exercise trains the body.”
~Ronald Stephenson

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~Michael Wolf, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

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~Melanie Lewis, Junior Tennis Player

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