Motivation & Inspiration for Today's Volleyball Athlete

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volleyball quotes to inspire and motivate teams and athletes

Why have a page of Volleyball Quotes?

Well sometimes we all need inspiration and motivation to keep us going in the right direction. Human beings can be very hard on themselves at times, and very good at beating themselves up for doing something wrong and not coming out on top like we had hoped.

With respect to volleyball, I have found that athletes can be very hard on themselves when a play goes wrong or they failed to execute something correctly.  These volleyball quotes can help athletes put things back into perspective.

Quite often people look for inspiration, motivation, or just plain old good advice to keep going. Often this advice is in the form of a quote from someone famous.

Inspirational volleyball quotes come in many different forms. Some quotes are moving and heartfelt, some are witty and funny, and then some are just short, sweet, and to the point!

You'll find a few good Volleyball Quotes below that you can use to inspire and motivate yourself or your team! Some of these are not "specifically" just for volleyball either and can be applied to any sport.

3x Olympic Champion Kerri Walsh Jennings' Favorite Inspirational Volleyball Quotes Tweeted on Twitter!

More Inspirational Volleyball Quotes...

"You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again!"

"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, and the hours of practice, and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her." - Mia Hamm

"You can hit on us, but you can’t score!"

"Win because we can't be beaten!"

"If you can't take the heat, GET OFF OUR COURT!"

Volleyball Life:

  1. We can get it up in any position
  2. Our shorts are tighter than our game
  3. We can handle a little floor burn every now and then
  4. We’re always gonna hit it hard
  5. We’ll play with you indoors or outdoors
  6. Balls never hit the floor and we’ll get a touch on all of them that come our way
  7. We can play with 2 or 6 other people
  8. We’ve got quick feet and quick hands
  9. We like it quick hard and fast
  10. And no matter what we gonna beat you up…because volleyball is more than just a sport, it’s a way of life

"Volleyball anchored me at a time in my life when I needed it. It gave me a reason for being this big, big girl." - Gabrielle Reece

"Volleyball is the sport through which I am able to express my God-given talents of being an athlete. It is a sport which involves relating, pushing, and encouraging your teammates."

"Volleyball is not just a sport, its a way to express your anger without hurting someone."

"Just forget it PRINCESS! Not even Cinderella is gettin' to this BALL!"

"This is a story about four players named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job for the team to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Everybody could have done."— Unknown

"Athletes who fail tend to be cynical. They believe their coaches are not leading them properly. They are not willing to be impressed or inspired. This is expected of the phony, the snobbish, the pseudo-intellectual, but it dooms an athlete when the coach tries to inspire him and he just sits there saying this is a lot of nonsense. The good athlete does not ridicule the capacities and ideas of the coach...He responds!" — Unknown

"A young Army coach, who was sure he knew all there was to know about volleyball, faced his Base team. On a chalkboard in front of the seated military veterans, the coach diagrammed complex offensive patterns and defensive responses. The diagram looked like a bowl of spaghetti. After his impressive presentation of the knowledge, the coach turned to his troops for comment. A crusty old war horse of a sergeant leaned forward and slowly shook his head. In his sandpaper voice he said, "Volleyball isn't all that. It's just 'bip, bip, BAM'. You control the first two bips and you get the BAM." And so the young coach received his first "formal" instruction in coaching volleyball." — Bill Neville, former U.S. national men’s head coach

"Coaching? It was never what I envisioned doing. It's stressful, difficult, and it doesn't pay well. But I'm hooked. Knowing that I can make a difference in kids' lives is a big positive, and the reason I'm here." - Ann Donovan, WNBA Coach

"It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence–that will enable you to attain the success your seek" - Mario Andretti

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