I made these fun and sometimes funny volleyball t-shirts to help young players stay motivated by remembering their animal spirit when on the court.
Which animal gives you courage? Which animal makes you feel strong? Which animal would you most like to be?
In my first collection I created 16 different beast inspired volleyball players all which I had designed as competitive acting and awe-inspiring beasts on the court with the skills and the characteristics needed to perform each of the six volleyball skills.
Of course I started with the starting team of six "beast" volleyball players.
Ricci the Raccoon is my setter and team captain. She is the stealthy, confident ring leader in a small body with a big heart and enough courage to win a game by herself.
Next, I needed a huge intimidating Volleybragswag middle blocker that everyone would think twice about running a quick play in the middle against when G.B. Blash, the Grizzly Bear was in the front row on defense.
My point scoring outside hitter had to be one of the, if not THE best athletic player on the court and that's why I created "T.T. Mugb" the Volleybragswag White Lion.
Oh and just to be clear "T.T. Mugb" stands for "Things That Make You Go Boom" ...that's why he plays on the left side.
Featured on some of my other funny volleyball t-shirts are the remaining three members of the Volleybragswag starting team which include.
One of my favorite creations is the starting female libero "O.I. Gotchu" the octopus who embodies what it means to be a libero.
She plays low to the floor never coming up to get a ball, but being patient enough to wait for the balls to come lower to the floor where she is in control and can snatch them up just before they touch the ground.
That's that libero life that O.I. represents. I love her!
Tatoo the White Lion is our jump serving specialist in the backrow. Averaging three aces per set, Tatoo serves so hard she always leaves a mark on the opposing passer's arms.
Last but not least I had a beach volleyball representative on our Volleybragswag starting team, a little unusual but its my starting team and that's what I decided to do.
Meet Ten Cent the Volleybragswag Bulldog who plays left side on the beach.
Banging cross court...into the wind is Ten Cent's swag, what's yours?
Now that I've introduced the six members of the starting team I want you to meet some of the most popular beast players on my Volleybragswag line of funny volleyball t-shirts.
Meet "Stank" the Volleybragswag Skunk - Defensive Specialist who's a member of the All Beast Second Team.
I created the Stank beast because there's always THAT player on a team that is just a little bit or alot more opinionated and sometimes a little too confident than everyone else. Right?
Someone who is never worried about the opposing team because they think they are ALWAYS better than they are.
I created Stank because he always thinks YOUR game stinks worse than his kneepads.
Even if he doesn't say it on the court, he or she will talk about it in the lockerroom, so I just had to create this real character because there's always a player like this on most every team, especially on guys teams.
Bring out your beast on the volleyball court like Stank the Volleybragswag Skunk - DS - All Beast Second Team.
Stank thinks your game stinks more than his kneepads.
That's his swag what's yours?
I called this Giant panda referee "Mo" and because Ive had ALOT of experience with different referees I created that one that always seems to have a point to prove.
And usually the point is...that I know everything that's going to happen in this game...before it happens.
Have you been in a game with a referee that blows the whistle so fast that they barely give the ball a chance to drop on the ground to end the rally?
How about those referees who barely allow the team captain to argue their case during a controversial call?
He loves to show how well he knows the rule book any chance he gets.
Mo usually lets captains talk, but not always.
Everybody loves EJ!
EJ is the Volleybragswag Elephant, backrow hitter specialist.
EJ has an incredible memory for what happens during the match. He's like a scout on the court because he constantly tells his front row players between plays the tendencies of the opposing team's hitters.
He watches to see who has a fast armswing and who has a slow one, who tips the ball alot and where they do it most often.
I created the signature Volleybragswag ball while working with a designer who originally started out by just creating a word logo.
I thought the word logo by itself was unremarkable and boring.
But a word ball...now that's one of the most interesting volleyball t shirt ideas created for a logo.
Your three options are:
Follow me on Instagram @coach_apchap to improve your game even faster!