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50 Top Inspirational Quotes about Volleyball for Players

Volleyball is a team sport that requires every player to give their all, so whether you win or lose, you are satisfied with your performance. While every player is chosen with the utmost care to form a great team, there are times when the game gets out of hand.

However, you can do some things to motivate your team, and one of these is to cheer them up with an inspirational quote that will light a fire in them and help them come back stronger than ever. Here are 50 inspirational quotes about volleyball to motivate your team.

50 Top Inspirational Quotes about Volleyball


Here is a collection of 50 inspirational quotes about volleyball that you can pin on practice boards to encourage players.

1. “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson
2. “It’s easy to have faith in yourself when you’re a winner. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not winning.” – Lombardi
3. “I would like to instill in people just to work hard. As long as they keep at it, their dreams will happen.” – Misty May
4. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vincent T. Lombardi
5. “You have to want it bad enough to suffer the losses, to suffer the obstacles, to suffer the inevitable heartache when you put yourself out there and fall short.” – Kerri Walsh
6. “Volleyball rules are simple. If it is on the floor, pick it up and get it into the air. If it is in the air, keep it off the floor.” – John Kessel
7. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
8. “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs
9. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
10. “You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” – Joe Namath
11. “Winning is my motivation. Regardless of the competition. If I am on the court, I want to win.” – Ekaterina Gamova
12. “The sterner the discipline, the greater the devotion.” – Pete Carroll
13. “You must accept the fact that you have flaws and will need to work every day to become a better player than you were yesterday.” – Dale Brown
14. “The biggest difficulty in getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.” – Bob Knight
15. “A good setter is like a waiter.” – Julio Velasco
16. “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, ‘There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived.’” – Ted Williams
17. “Be open to taking risks and operate at the edge of my ability level. If I’m never making mistakes then I’m going to be learning at a slower rate than if I am making mistakes.” – Karch Kiraly
18. “Don’t just beat them, make a lasting impression that makes them never want to see your face again.” – Mia Hamm
19. “Be accountable if you want to count.” – Harvey Mackay
20. “Opponents are working very hard to defeat us. Let’s not do it for them by defeating ourselves from within.” – John Wooden
21. “Once you get the taste of ruining somebody’s great hit, it stays with you. And it changes the game. A great defensive play is worth about five points in emotion.” – Caren Kemner
22. “Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” – Billie Jean King
23. “If you want to be the best of the best and compete with the best of the best, then you need to understand that it’s a job.” – Matt Anderson
24. “Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.” – Bud Wilkinson
25. “You need to work as hard to be a great teammate as you do to be a great player.” – Jon Gordon
26. “You don’t beat people with surprise, you beat them with execution.” – John McKay
27. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
28. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Darrel Royal
29. “You don’t just get to win. You cannot wait for something to happen, you need to put a plan in place to try to be the best you can be.” – Reid Priddy
30. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – Tom Hanks
31. “Failure by itself is not something anyone wants. It’s the success that follows failure that we all seek.” – Anjali Sastry
32. “A bad day coaching basketball (Volleyball) is better than a good day doing almost anything else.” – Bob Hurley
33. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
34. “The winners in life think in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have done, would have done, and what they can’t do.” – Dennis Waitley
35. “Don’t think about the past, don’t think about the future, don’t think about anything but that moment and how can you make your best action at that time. There should be no apprehension. There should be no fear.” – David Lee
36. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
37. “There is only a half-step difference between the champions and those who finish on the bottom. And much of that half steps is mental.” – Tom Landry
38. “Good is the enemy of Great.” – Jim Collins
39. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke
40. “The key is not the ‘will to win’ – everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Bobby Knight
41. “You cannot buy heart. You cannot buy perseverance. I’m not in this to just show up and win a gold medal. I want to fight for it every single day.” – Kerri Walsh
42. “You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” – Joe Namath
43. “You have to perform consistently at a higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” – Joe Paterno
44. “Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it!” – Richard E. Grant
45. “Start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” – Jim Collins
46. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” – Michael Jordan
47. “I’m desperate to win everything, every time. It doesn’t matter who I’m playing against.” – Michal Kubiak
48. “Coaches must be critical thinkers, not protectors of the status quo.” – Mike Herbert
49. “Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best in yourself and others.” – John Wooden
50. “All the successful teams I’ve ever seen have 3 characteristics: They play unselfish, they play together, and they play hard.” – Larry Brown

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