Volleyball Quotes

Sometimes, having a mindset for individual fame might not work best in a game like volleyball, at some point or the other, a player has to want to play for the other players, the coach and the team. When motivation is hard to find, you might just want to take a look around for what famous personalities have to say about this game, and how it light up their spirit to aspire for greatness, not just for themselves, but for their team as well. Here are a few volleyball quotes to inspire you and make you go that extra mile for the team your playing for:

Volleyball Quotes from Marv Dunphy


Marv Dunphy
Marv Dunphy

Volleyball is one of the greatest interactive games going. It’s a game of intuition, imagination, and improvisation, but most of all, of reciprocity. And of teamwork, there is no-way to freelance in the game of volleyball.Marv Dunphy
The greatest passing drill is pass-set-hit. The greatest setting drill is pass-set-hit. The greatest hitting drill is pass-set-hit. Anything less than a game situation, unless being very well planned, has the probability of introducing artificial situations, and complete transfer to the game may not occur when drills are constructed in this way.Marv Dunphy


Volleyball Quotes from Kerri Walsh


Kerri Walsh - Volleyball Quotes
Kerri Walsh

On game of beach volleyball: You touch every other ball, and if you screw up, you only have 1 further person to back you up. You can’t go hide in any corner. — Kerri Walsh
I love that our sport is sexy. I think it is very appropriately so.     — Kerri Walsh
Breathe, believe, and battle. Said my former coach, Troy Tanner. He told us that before every match. Breathe- be in the moment. Believe- have faith that you can rise above. Battle- you gotta be strong to go for as long as it takes to be the best.     — Kerri Walsh


Volleyball Quotes from Mia Hamm


Mia Hamm - Volleyball Quotes
Mia Hamm

Somewhere behind the player you’ve become, and the hours of palying practice, and the coaches who have pushed you hard, is a small girl who fell in love with this game and never looked back.. play for her.    — Mia Hamm
You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their mind, so they never want to see you ever again.    — Mia Hamm



Misty May’s Volleyball Quotes


Misty May - Volleyball Quotes
Misty May

It takes a lot of hard work and true dedication just like any pro-sport. Especially for beach volleyball, where you don’t need to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just got to have the skills.     — Misty May
Kerri and I stay motivated because we just hate to lose. What’s great about beach volleyball is that you can always find some areas to get better at. I don’t think about losing, it can happen. I just go out there and play. I can’t tell you any numbers, or winning streaks. I just go out and do it.     — Misty May




Other Famous People Volleyball Quotes

I’ve always believed in the fact that if you put in the work, the results are sure to come. I don’t do things half-heartedly, because I know that, if I do, then I can expect half-hearted outcomes.Michael Jordan
Be so good, that they just can’t ignore you.Steve Martin
It’s what you learn after you know it, is all that counts.John Wooden
The rules of volleyball are simple. If it’s on the ground, pick it up and get it up into the air. If it’s in the air, keep it off the ground.John Kessel
The determination to win is far more important than the skill to win. It’s only possible to achieve what you vigorously pursue. Cogito, ergo sum. I think, there-fore I am. Keep your head high, and work hard each and every day, because you wont never get that day back.Lloy Ball, Volleyball-Hall of Famer
The game of volleyball had anchored me at a point in my life when I needed it. It just gave me a reason for being this big, big, big-girl.Gabrielle Reece
Winning is not a some-time thing; it’s an all-time thing. If you don’t triumph once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while. You do it right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, losing  is also an habit.Vince Lombardi
It’s meant to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do isily. The hard is what makes it great.Tom Hanks (A League of Their Own)
No play in volleyball can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only method that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without having believing in yourself, and that belief is totally under your control.     — Karch Kiraly
Be a leader. A setter should be; High Energy. It’s vital that you learn how to give positive, constructive criticism. It’s essential that you make your teammates feel comfortable. You shouldn’t ever be the most quiet player in the gym.      — Lindsey Berg
There is pressure on in every play. You can’t make a error, but that also means your opponent can’t make an error. It makes the matches more thrilling to watch.     — Holly McPeak
I got the nick-name Spitfire for a reason. I burned from the inside to play volleyball. I loved the rivalry of it.     — Summer Altice
The game of volleyball is the sport about which I am able to convey my God-given talents of being an athlete. It is a sport that involves relating, pushing and encouraging all your teammates.     — David Beard
The beach volleyball court game taught me important lessons about how to raise the play of my teammate, or teammates, and how to expect and anticipate the ball so much more than the indoor game never could. It taught me, and even forced me, to be a much better-all-around player.     — Karch Kiraly
Anyone who’s serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoors.     — Sean Scott
It was unbelievable. It was soo great to play like that, and be able to pull it out at the end. We played so well together, helping each other out at just the correct time. We never gave up, and it all worked-out much better than we could have expected, for against such great opposition. We were in one of the hardest matches I’ve ever played.     — Sarrah Stratton


Anonymous Volleyball Quotes

Volleyball is not just a sport, but it’s a way of life     — Unknown Author
There isn’t glory in practice, but without any practice, there is no glory.– Unknown Author
Volleyball is life, the rest is just details.     — Unknown Author
I don’t require the glory. I don’t require the fame. I don’t require the spotlight. All I need is that ball. — Unknown Author
Actions speak louder than volleyball coaches     — Unknown Author
A hard days practice makes an easy game.Unknown Author
Volleyball isn’t just a sport, it’s a way to state your anger without hurting nobody.     — Unknown Author
My coach tells me to give around 75% to volleyball. If I give a 100%, my serve will kill someone, and my coach doesn’t want to deal with the paper work.     — Unknown Author
I am so good your family will cheer for me!Unknown Author
A good team can win a volleyball game when they are leading, but it takes a great team to win when from behind.     —Unknown Author
Don’t never let the ball hit the floor without a body hitting the floor with it.     — Unknown Author

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