Volleyball Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Volleyball Sayings, Slogans and
Confidence Building Quotes

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A collection of volleyball motivational quotes from well-known highly reputable and successful coaches of various athletic disciplines. 

Volleyball Motivational Quotes

  • "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them? Every day begin the task anew." 
  • I don't think anybody has a ceiling. Everybody can constantly improve. -Chip Kelly
  • Success is performing to the limit of your potential. - Bob Knight
  • You can make mistakes, but you're not a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes. -John Wooden

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for
Players To Apply 100% Effort in  Practice

  • Play and practice like you are trying to make the team. – Mike Krzyzewski
  • No one's ever gotten better by practicing less. – Ron Jaworski
  • Focus all your effort on what is in your power to control. – John Wooden
  • Everybody has to bring his ‘A’ game. The combination of individuals being able to do that is what creates the identity of the team. –N Saban
  • Dominate the effort plays. – Brad Stevens
  • If a man (person) is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect. – Bear Bryant
  • Competitive people, that's what gets you over the top. Show your teammates, the fans your coaches how competitive you are. -Mike Babcock
  • Effort without talent is a depressing situation... but talent without effort is a tragedy. – Mike Ditka
  • There are no magic plays. You win based on effort, unmet focus and being brilliant at the little details. - Steve Kerr
  • Good things happens to those who hustle. -Chuck Noll
  • You have to earn your right to win the game with effort and togetherness. 

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Volleyball Motivational Quotes for 
Players To Build Self Confidence from Tough Situations

  • Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings ~ Samuel Johnson
  • "I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self." Aristotle 

Volleyball Motivational Quotes about
Conquering Your Fears

  • If you want to conquer fear, dont sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy - Dale Carnegie

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for a 
Player's Attitude

  • 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
  • You need to work as hard to be a great teammate as you do to be a great player. – Jon Gordon
  • Be accountable if you want to count. – Harvey Mackay
  • Failure by itself is not something anyone wants. It’s the success that follows failure that we all seek. – Anjali Sastry
  • There is only a 1/2 step difference between the champions & those who finish on the bottom. And much of that 1/2 step is mental. –Tom Landry
  • Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it! ~ Richard E. Grant #MondayMotivation
  • 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
  • An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands. - John Wooden 
  • If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price. -Bud Wilkinson
  • To be successful, you have to learn to do things you don't like. You find ways to like the process and make the most of that time. -Coach K

Volleyball Motivational Quotes about Winning

  • "Winning is everything, to win is all there is. Only those poor souls buried beneath the battlefield understand this." SEAL Team Saving 
  • "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means? you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else." Vince Lombardi 
  • Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow ~ Swedish Proverb
  • In order to grow, you must accept new responsibilities, no matter how uncertain you may feel or how unprepared you are to deal with them. -Pat Head Summitt
  • It's normal to enjoy praise & dislike criticism. True character is when you prevent either from affecting you in a negative manner. –John Wooden

Learn the words to the motivational and inspiring Katy Perry song "Roar".

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for
Players To Have a Winning Mindset

  • Losers assemble in little groups and complain...but winners assemble as a team.- Bill Parcells

"I am ready to be a winner

I deserve to be a winner

I am destined to be a winner

I am determined to be a winner

From this day forth all I know is winning" (ethiphoppreacher)

  • I don't like losing, I don't accept losing, and I don't want to be a part of losing. – Pat Riley
  • It is better to anticipate than to react. – Bob Knight

Volleyball Motivational Quotes about Building Team Chemistry

  • Chemistry is as important as talent, you constantly have to work at it. – Lionel Hollins

  • Chemistry is not something that just happens. You have to work at it. -Bruce Bochy

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for 
Players To Persevere During Struggles and Hard Times

  • Anytime you stop striving to get better, you're bound to get worse. - Pat Riley
  • Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve everyday. Goals provide your daily routine. – Rick Pitino

Watch this motivational volleyball video to pump you up and build confidence before your next match! 

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for 
Players To Remember the Importance of Helping Others

  • True motivation is not getting people to play to their potential. It’s getting people to play beyond their potential. – Rick Pitino

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for Coaches on
How to Produce Better Players

  • Change the culture and the results will follow. – David Cutcliffe
  • Players and coaches just have to do their jobs, and collectively we have to do ours a little better than them. – Bill Belichick
  • The best thing any coach at any level can do for their player is hold them accountable. – Jeff Boals
  • Coaching is by far the best profession you could ever be in – you have the chance to be significant. –Lou Holtz
  • Your influence as a coach expands when you connect with your players and shrinks when you isolate yourself from them. – Gary Curneen
  • If you don't get to know them, you will have no idea what scares them, what inspires them, what motivates them. -Bo Schembechler

This is Volleyball: Motivational Video

Caution this video may have strong language. 

Volleyball Motivational Quotes for 
What Makes A Good Team

  • It should always be about team. You cant play everybody. But if you're not playing, you've still got to be a good teammate. -Mike Woodson
  • Successful teams don't allow passengers those who have mentally quit, but failed to physically leave.) Players either contribute or go. -Unknown
  • If your best player is your hardest worker, you've got a chance to be a good team. – Don Meyer
  • There are 5 fundamental qualities that make every team great:
  1. Communication
  2. Trust
  3. Collective Responsibility
  4. Caring
  5. Pride

-Coach K

  • The five S's of sports training are: 
  1. Stamina, 
  2. Speed,
  3.  Strength, 
  4. Skill 
  5. Spirit; but the greatest of these is 
  6. Spirit. 

-Ken Doherty

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