The Usual Q’s
What is Athletes Audio?
Athlete’s Audio is a web app for athletic performance, where you can listen to a proven system for training and mastering visualization for sports. It’s designed for elite, college-bound, and current collegiate athletes that want every advantage the pros have. Athletes Audio helps you work on the key skills for top performance; Tactical Breathing, Progressive Relaxation, Self Talk, Visualization, Emotion Control, and Recovery.
This is my brain you’re talking about…how do I know you’re not going to mess me up?
Good question, and I can understand why you’d ask. It’s really important to Athletes Audio that you know we’re not some yahoos that went to a weekend seminar on positive thinking…and now feel qualified to work with you on how your brain works. Feel comfortable that the team of Sport Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Mental Coaches, Performance Professionals, and Mastery Learning experts is the best in the world.
Our team of mental advisors have PhD’s from Michigan State, Univ of Tennessee, Florida State, Mizzou, JFKU, Kansas, and the University of Chicago.
…and they have trained names like:
Russell Wilson, Jason Dufner, Nastia Liukin, Joey Votto, Cam Newton, Nick Saban, Maria Sharapova, Jana Jelenovic, Evander Holyfield, Greg Norman, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Apolo Anton Ono, CJ Wilson, Freddy Adu, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Reggie Jackson, Josh Hamilton, Omar Vizquel, and hundreds of others.
Find more info about the team here.
$25?!! Most of the apps on my phone cost like…1/25th of that!?
Perhaps, but let’s be honest…most of the apps on your phone make your voice sound like a chipmunk, or create fart noises. They’re not exactly what we’d call science. What you’re investing in with Athletes Audio is more than 30 scientifically studied, conference presented, peer reviewed, and pro recordings customized to your sport that could be the difference between winning and freaking out. It’s worth it, and if you don’t agree…we’re happy to give you your $$ back.
What’s the difference between the free version and paid version?
We know that not everyone is ready to jump in head first to working on their mental game, so we’ve got an introductory program, and a full program.
- The free version of our web app is the basic educational stuff on the what’s and how’s of Performance (or Tactical) Breathing, Progressive Relaxation, Mindfulness, Self Talk, Emotion Control, Visualization, and Recovery. Think of this as a college-level audiobook on mental athletic performance that will introduce you to the concepts. (without the boring professor).
- The full version includes all of the above, plus detailed training exercises that you can use to practice the skill you’d just learned by listening to the introductory part. If the free version is the audiobook…the full version is the prescribed daily workouts, where you are guided through the exercises.
How long are the tracks? I don’t have all day!!
I know you’re thinking…”I can barely fit in all of my practice with homework, chores around the house, and some fun…now you want to add another thing to my day!!?”
Rest easy. The first 3-4 are between 15 and 22 minutes, because we have to spend a little more time introducing you to the ideas. But then, every single track is less than 10 minutes, so you can get on with your life.
How do I get the app on my device?
We’ll send you an email with the instructions as soon as you sign up, but another quick and easy way is to read this page on the site. It walks you through the setup process, and even has a video to show you how to use the app once you’re logged in.
What’s the best way to use Athletes Audio?
First, we say ‘Winning is in your Head. We put it in your Headphones’…so make sure that you have your headphones on. The higher quality, the better, but even plain old earbuds sound great.
Make yourself comfortable, too. We’re going to be working on relaxing a lot, so listening while you’re pushing big weights is probably not the right environment. Neither is driving. Please don’t do that.
My coach/mental trainer gave me a coupon code…where do I enter that?
Everything with the Athletes Audio web app works right on your mobile device. First, touch ‘Register’. You’ll see a spot for your email, your name, and the code. If you ever forget those instructions, they’re right here.
How come the app is not in the app store?
It will be, eventually. In total honesty, we haven’t needed the visibility that the app stores offer. We’ve created a network of coaches, Sport Psychologists, NCAA schools, and sports academies on our own, and we’re spreading the news via referrals from athletes just like you!
Can I try it before I buy?
How secure is my purchase?
Think Fort Knox secure. Total Lockdown. Here are the details.
What does it sound like?
We’re pretty proud of the audio quality. It’s our 10,000 hour thing. (Actually more like 30,000!) The boss has recorded, edited, mixed, mastered, and sweetened thousands of songs, commercials, instructional videos, and live on-air events over a 25 year production career in the entertainment industry. He’s taken that knowledge, and combined it with the tools that all the pros use to create our great sounding stuff. Check it out for yourself here.
Didn’t you used to have a bunch of interviews with Sport Psychology professionals?
We did, and we do. To be honest, they were too long, and not one of our more than 8400 viewers watched one all the way through. We’re in the process of re-tooling those to make ‘em shorter, more concise, and easier to digest. We’ll keep you posted when we put them back up. If you’re interested in getting interviewed, email us, and we’ll find a time.
I forgot my login/password. What do I do?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll resend it quick.
I can’t get the app going on my HTC device. W’sup with that?
Um, there’s no easy way to say this….we don’t support HTC devices. We could go into a bunch of the reasons why…but that’s not going to move any of us in a positive direction, and focusing on controllables is an important part of mental performance! If you purchased Athletes Audio, and have an HTC device, we’ll be happy to send your $$ back, and try to figure out some other way to get you the audio.
What mobile phone platforms do you support?
iOS from Apple, Android (minus HTC devices). We cannot support HTC, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry devices at this time.
Can I buy individual tracks?
No. I mean, hey…you don’t just work out your left bicep, right?? Of course not. You work both arms, and multiple muscle groups when you’re training. If you’re going to get your mental game in shape, there are only a few skills to master, but they all relate to each other, and depend on each other. We’re the ‘total-body’ workout for your head.
I used the old (download) version of Athletes Audio. Can I get access to the app now?
Sure thing. Hit me up at YoBob@athletesaudio.com. I’ll hook you up.
What sports do you offer custom training for?
We’ve worked with the best coaches and athletes in the world to come up with just the right language, and training for golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming, running, cycling, triathlon, equestrian, and hockey.
If I don’t see my sport listed, am I screwed?
Nope. We’ve got you covered, too…we just won’t be able to get as detailed training you on the picture of yourself executing the specific skills of your sport. All of the other exercises, and training lessons are the same as the other sports, though…and we offer a full money back guarantee. If you don’t think it was worth it, we’ll happily refund your dough.
When I log in, I keep getting redirected to the ‘sign in’ screen. Why?
We’ve seen this a few times recently for iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch users. If you’re having difficulty logging in, you might need to change the settings for Safari on your iPhone. (Apple made a change to a setting in the last update).
On your iDevice, go to Settings > Safari > Accept Cookies, and set that to ‘From visited’ or ‘Always’.
That should get your access all set, but if not, feel free to hit me up at YoBob@athletesaudio.com, and I’ll be happy to work with you to get going!
Do I have to be connected to the internet to use Athletes Audio?
Yes. We stream our audio over the internet, and you can get a wifi or 3G / 4G / LTE signal almost everywhere today! We’ve extensively tested the streaming on all of those systems, and it works great.