Motivational Volleyball Quotes On Success In Life

These volleyball quotes will inspire you. Volleyball is a game for two teams, usually of six players, in which a large ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent’s side of the court.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging volleyball quotes, volleyball sayings, and volleyball proverbs.

Famous Volleyball Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  2. “We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  3. “I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.” ~ Mia Hamm
  4. “I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” ~ Lou Holtz

  5. “We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That’s what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.” ~ Karch Kiraly , Volleyball quotes team
  6. “Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation – but most of all, of reciprocity – of teamwork. There is no way to free-lance in volleyball.” ~ Marv Dunphy
  7. “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
  8. “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

  9. “No volleyball play can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only technique that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  10. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  11. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” ~ Bo Jackson
  12. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport. Especially for beach volleyball, you don’t have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.” ~ Misty May-Treanor
  13. “I have had to change the game to one that is a match of wits rather than brawn to give myself a fighting chance.” ~ Todd Rogers

  14. “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” ~ Evander Holyfield
  15. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” ~ John Wooden
  16. “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.”” ~ Ted Williams , Volleyball quotes for hitters
  17. “I never did. I only prepared to win the next day.” ~ Karch Kiraly

  18. “My dream was to be either a volleyball player or a veterinarian.” ~ Gisele Bundchen
  19. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” ~ Michael Jordan
  20. “We don’t have a World Series or a Super Bowl, so to be able to come home with a gold medal is amazing. I want to do it again in four more years.” ~ Kerri Walsh
  21. “A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  22. “I wouldn’t be the best offensive player if I didn’t have a great setter. She serves me up nectar.” ~ Misty May-Treanor

  23. “Most people put a hat and glasses on to go incognito. I take them off.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  24. “The indoor game is much more of a team game, having to work effectively with a group of 15 to 20 people, striving to improve every day, every drill, even every contact. The beach game is much more of an individual game within a team sport, much less about organized practices with coaches and much more about just playing the game.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  25. “I’ve heard people say that maybe we’d be better served had we lost. I was kind of wondering what profession they were in. I wouldn’t want a lawyer representing me to think like that. I wouldn’t want a doctor operating on me to think like that.” ~ Russ Rose
  26. “A lot of people had doubts. I tried to tell people I never had doubts.” ~ Misty May-Treanor

  27. “The beach game taught me great lessons about how to elevate the play of my teammate or teammates, and how to anticipate and expect the ball so much more than the indoor game ever could. It taught me – even forced me – to be a much better all-around player. That allowed me to help our USA Olympic Team in many more ways than I ever could have otherwise.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  28. “Physically I’m not as strong as I was, but I try to make up for it mentally. It’s a big challenge, and I relish it, competing with guys half my age.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  29. “We play at the world’s most beautiful beaches but in the world’s most challenging conditions. It is not like you play one match and you go back to air conditioning. We do it all day long.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  30. “Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling.” ~ Gabrielle Reece

  31. “Individual and team discipline ultimately come down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time. Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Said in yet another way, discipline is to an athlete what scales are to a musician. Mastering the scales is what allows the musician to perform music. Mastering the skills of self-discipline is what enables a person to become an accomplished elite athlete.” ~ Mike Hebert
  32. “All my life, I’ve dreamed in gold.” ~ Misty May-Treanor
  33. “Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” ~ Mia Hamm
  34. “I was a volleyball player as a kid. I played volleyball all the time.” ~ Danny Strong

  35. “Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control.” ~ Wess Roberts
  36. “There’s no substitute for guts.” ~ Bear Bryant
  37. “You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You can’t go hide in the corner.” ~ Kerri Walsh
  38. “Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  39. “The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” ~ Bum Phillips

  40. “Coaching is about finding a system that works for your players. There are some underlying principles which are applied in any coaching situation but it’s about picking the lock to get this group of players to play the best volleyball they’re capable of playing for a long period of time.” ~ Hugh McCutcheon
  41. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  42. “I grew up on the beach and played side-out scoring all my life, but rally scoring is better for our sport. There is pressure on every play. You can’t make a mistake, but that also means your opponent can’t make a mistake. It makes the matches more exciting to watch.” ~ Holly McPeak
  43. “Don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” ~ Billie Jean King

  44. “Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.” ~ Bart Starr
  45. “The Six W’s: Work will win when wishing won’t.” ~ Todd Blackledge
  46. “I got the nickname Spitfire for a reason – I burned inside to play volleyball.” ~ Summer Altice
  47. “Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It’s fun, and nobody can get hurt.” ~ Gail Parent

  48. “I played varsity on all of them for four years. I’m 5’9 and that’s not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out.” ~ Bridgette Wilson
  49. “Anyone serious about playing indoor, you should play outdoor.” ~ Sean William Scott
  50. “Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” ~ Billie Jean King
  51. “My body is a vehicle for the mechanics of my sport.” ~ Gabrielle Reece

  52. “I was supposed to be too short to play college volleyball.” ~ Summer Altice
  53. “We had two goals…One was to cherish every moment together, cherish the journey because the journey allows you to learn and grow. The other was to win a gold medal.” ~ Kerri Walsh
  54. “Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.” ~ Lisa Leslie
  55. “It’s the best. And the job site isn’t too bad, either.” ~ Karch Kiraly

  56. “I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.” ~ Mia Hamm
  57. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  58. “After a while, your coaching development ceases to be about finding newer ways to organize practice. In other words, you soon stop collecting drills. Your development as a coach shifts to observing how great coaches teach, motivate, lead, and drive players to performances at higher and higher levels” ~ Anson Dorrance
  59. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  60. “You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” ~ Joe Namath
  61. “It feels good to show some courage.” ~ Joe Namath
  62. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” ~ Denis Waitley
  63. “Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.” ~ Martina Navratilova

  64. “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
  65. “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith

Volleyball game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net, trying to make the ball touch the court within the opponents’ playing area before it can be returned.

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